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Our principal style of ale sold here in Britain is usually served on-tap and is usually called "bitter" or "best bitter." Its taste is rather mild to assertive, with medium or even low alcohol content. The beer is usually amber, often with a reddish tinge, but it can be golden in colour. The dominating flavour of this beer is hop bitterness, which is accentuated by the low original gravity. Hop aroma is medium to high, but this is secondary. As opposed to mild and pale ale, Bitter should certainly be dry. Some styles will have a rich creamy head, while others are less carbonated. They are very similar to pale ales, and sometimes are identical. Traditionally, pale ales were bottled, while bitters were in casks or kegs. Nowadays, even this separation is no longer in use. Today, the major difference between a pale ale and a bitter is the name. Bitters are generally available in three strengths: ordinary, special and extra special bitter (or ESB). Pale ales are usually around the ESB strength, though some fall into the area of special bitter.

Ampleforth Abbey Beer 33cl

Ampleforth Abbey Beer

Derived from a 17th century recipe an this is a Abbey beer, in the Belgian Trappist style, The beer ...more 3.45 inc VAT

Alnwick Brewery Alnwick IPA 50cl

Alnwick IPA

Alnwick IPA is a traditional India Pale Ale brewed to a distinctive old recipe last produced in Alnw ...more 2.65 inc VAT

Black Sheep All Creatures 50cl

All Creatures

Brewed in celebration of famous veterinary character James Herriot, this is a light, bright Yorkshir ...more 2.65 inc VAT

Black Sheep Ale 50cl

Black Sheep Ale

Black Sheep Ale brewed in the heart of North Yorkshire at Masham...more 2.35 inc VAT

Black Sheep IPA 50cl

Black Sheep IPA

We've paid tribute to South Asia and the storied past of India Pale Ale (IPA) with the launch of a b ...more 2.95 inc VAT

Black Sheep Golden Sheep Ale 50cl

Golden Sheep Ale

Golden Sheep is a fine pale ale brewed using time honoured methods and fermented in Yorkshire Square ...more 2.65 inc VAT

Black Sheep Imperial Russian Stout 33cl

Imperial Russian Stout

From Yorkshire to Russia with Love...more 3.45 inc VAT

Black Sheep Monty Pythons Holy Ale 50cl

Monty Pythons Holy Ale

Black Sheep Monty Pythons Holy Ale is from the Black Sheep Brewery set up by Paul Theakston, who lef ...more 2.65 inc VAT

Black Sheep Riggwelter Ale 50cl

Riggwelter Ale

Black Sheep Riggwelter Ale based in Masham North Yorkshire, has a beautiful deep ruby-red bronze col ...more 2.75 inc VAT

Black Sheep Velo 50cl


Velo (that's French for bicycle - but you knew that!) a 'free wheeling' fresh pale ale brewed with c ...more 2.65 inc VAT

Black Sheep Yorkshire Square Ale 50cl

Yorkshire Square Ale

Black Sheep Yorkshire Square Ale pours a bright amber hue with moderate fizziness and a spongey off- ...more 2.65 inc VAT

Cropton Monksman Slaughter Bitter 50cl

Monksman Slaughter Bitter

Cropton's Monkmans Slaughter Strong Bitter is a beer that was originally known by the name 'Special ...more 2.95 inc VAT

Cropton Two Pints Bitter 50cl

Two Pints Bitter

Cropton's Two Pints Bitter is the Brewery's most popular beer, the name of which is intended to indi ...more 2.55 inc VAT

Cropton Yorkshire Moors Bitter 50cl

Yorkshire Moors Bitter

Croptons Yorkshire Moors Bitter pours a reddish-brown colour with a nice chunky head...more 2.75 inc VAT

Cropton Yorkshire Warrior 50cl

Yorkshire Warrior

Croptons Brewery Yorkshire Warrior pours a translucent, lovely reddish-brown colour, topped with a l ...more 2.65 inc VAT

Daleside Blonde Lagered Ale 50cl

Blonde Lagered Ale

Daleside Blonde Lagered Ale has a clear golden colour, with a good white head which fell away to a l ...more 2.65 inc VAT

Daleside Crackshot Ale 50cl

Crackshot Ale

Daleside Crackshot Ale is named to commemorate Jane Ingilby, a Royalist trooper in the English Civil ...more 2.75 inc VAT

Daleside Greengrass Old Rogue Ale 50cl

Greengrass Old Rogue Ale

Daleside Brewery Greengrass Old Rogue Ale pours a medium amber brown colour, with fine condition and ...more 2.65 inc VAT

Daleside Monkey Wrench Ale 50cl

Monkey Wrench Ale

Daleside Monkey Wrench Ale is the bottled version of an award-winning cask ale from the Daleside Bre ...more 2.65 inc VAT

Daleside Morocco Ale 50cl

Morocco Ale

Daleside Brewery's Morocco Ale is based on an ancient recipe from 300years ago found at Levens Hall ...more 2.75 inc VAT

Daleside Old Legover Beer 50cl

Old Legover Beer

Daleside Old Legover is a beer from the well-respected Yorkshire craft brewery Daleside...more 2.65 inc VAT

Daleside Ripon Jewel Ale 50cl

Ripon Jewel Ale

Daleside Ripon Jewel Ale from Daleside Brewery who have since the mid 1980's quietly producing a sma ...more 2.75 inc VAT

Durham Bedes Chalice Ale 50cl

Bedes Chalice Ale

Durham Bedes Chalice Ale is a deep golden Barley wine, it pours a fairly clear golden orange with a ...more 4.95 inc VAT

Durham Black Bishop 50cl

Black Bishop

A Dark Stout In the stout porter tradition, this is a dark beer that was popular in London in the 18 ...more 3.25 inc VAT

Durham Bombay 106 Beer 50cl

Bombay 106 Beer

This India Pale Ale is named after the 106th Bombay Light Infantry which was formed from the East In ...more 3.95 inc VAT

Durham Cloister Premium Bitter 50cl

Cloister Premium Bitter

Durham Cloister Bitter is a Bottle Conditioned Ale, it pours bright amber in colour, coming with a f ...more 3.45 inc VAT

Durham Evensong Bitter 50cl

Evensong Bitter

Durham Evensong Bitter a Bottle conditioned Ale, and what a absolute gusher...more 3.55 inc VAT

Durham Magus 50cl


Durham Magus is made from a blend of English, American, Slovenian and Czech hops...more 2.95 inc VAT

Durham St Cuthbert Ale 50cl

St Cuthbert Ale

Durham Brewery is not much more than 10 years old, but this rich and full flavoured beer would be wo ...more 3.85 inc VAT

Durham Temptation Stout 50cl

Temptation Stout

Durham Temptation Stout is a rich and full flavoured Ale its smooth and very easy to drink, it pours ...more 5.75 inc VAT

Durham White Stout 50cl

White Stout

Durham Brewery White Stout...more 3.95 inc VAT

Great Newsome Frothingham Best 50cl

Frothingham Best

Pours a dark reddish-amber with medium carbonation and slight haze...more 2.75 inc VAT

Great Newsome Jems Stout 50cl

Jems Stout

A traditional Yorkshire stout, the titular Jem is the brewery's springer spaniel...more 2.75 inc VAT

Great Newsome Liquorice Stout 50cl

Liquorice Stout

Taking its name from the men who dug Liquorice root from the ground by hand and inspired by Robert C ...more 2.95 inc VAT

Great Newsome Pricky Back Otchan 50cl

Pricky Back Otchan

The Great Newsome Brewery is situated on the East Yorkshire Coast, run by the Hodgson family at Grea ...more 2.75 inc VAT

Great Newsome Sleck Dust Ale 50cl

Sleck Dust Ale

The Great Newsome Brewery is situated on the East Yorkshire Coast close to the City of Hull and is r ...more 2.75 inc VAT

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