Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Portland Black

The newest beer at Welbeck Abbey Brewery is Portland Black. This is a 4.5%ABV black beer, pitched somewhere between and dark mild and a porter. I don't really do the whole 'beer styles' thing, I just enjoy brewing tasty beer which people like.

A rich and smooth black beer - all the flavour of a porter without the weight. This beer is all about the malt character, brewed with a good dose of black malt, balanced with smooth chocolate malt and a hint of roasted barley for a bite.

Sunday, 10 July 2011


Our fourth beer to be brewed is Henrietta - named after one of the Portland family. Henrietta is a 3.6%ABV light golden ale. She's low in strength but absolutely crammed full of wonderful hop character. There's a good bitter note from Challenger hops which balances the citrus and grassy nose from Willamette and Hallertaur Brewers Gold.

After perhaps a little recipe tweak, something like this may become one of our core beers. If you've tried it, let me know what you think please.