Beer

Draft Beers

Everyday Bottles

Kernel Table Beer 3.3%

, £4.25

Kernel beer always forces you to confront and consider what you are drinking. Upfront hops, lingering bitterness this session Pale Ale is one of our favourites

Thornbridge Wild Swan 3.5%

, £4.90

White gold in colour with aromas of light bitter lemon, a hint of herbs and a subtle spiciness.

Modelo Especial 4.5%

, £3.95

Rich, full-flavored pilsner with a slightly sweet, well-balanced taste, light hop character and crisp finish

Meantime London Lager 4.5%

, £3.95

Straightforward, clean, long- matured, unpasteurised lager

Peroni Red 4.7%

, £3.95

So much cooler than Nastro Azzuro, Peroni Red is the Italian working man’s beer

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale 5.0%

, £4.75

Deep amber in colour and exceptionally full-bodied, complex character. A huge seller.

Schneider Weisse 5.2%

, £4.90

Pleasantly fruity with a typical top- fermented smell, an aroma of clove, nutmeg and apple tantalise the nose

Einstock Icelandic White Ale 5.2%

, £4.90

Brewed with pure Icelandic water that delivers a cool smoothness that is flavourful and refreshingly drinkable

Anchor Porter 5.6%

, £4.50

It’s hard to believe that when this beer was first brewed in 1970s San Francisco the Porter style had all but disappeared in the UK

Little Creatures Pale Ale 5.2%

, £4.95

A delightful hop bomb from Australia’s finest craft brewery. Very popular here.

Extreme Bottles

Westmalle Dubbel 6.8%

, £5.25

Brewed by Trappist Monks near Antwerp since 1836. Powerful & complex

Odell's St Lupulin IPA 7.0%

, £5.75

As you can tell, we love Odell's, and this is a summer-only beer from those dudes.

Widmer Bros Pitch Black IPA 6.5%

, £5.00

A pinch of black malt sets this IPA apart from tradition, Cascadian Dark in colour. Join the Black IPA revolution.

Dark Star Belgian IPA 7.2%

, £6.50

An exotic partnership between Belgian yeast and US hops. This is Mark Tranter’s tribute to the great Chouffe Brewery (see next beer!)

La Chouffe 9.0%

, £5.50

Spiced with coriander, and with a latent hoppiness, this is fruity and dangerously drinkable

St Stefanus 9.0%

, £12.75

This speciality Belgian Blonde is an unpasteurised, high fermented beer that is then re-fermented in the bottle. Every bottle is aged.

Flying Dog Gonzo Imperial Porter 9.2%

, £6.50

Like Hunter S. Thompson...Gonzo Imperial Porter is deep and complex. And more than a little nuts.

Samichlaus 14%

, £7.75

This doppelbock is brewed only once a year on December 6, before being aged for 10 months. One of the strongest and rarest in the world

Duvel Tripel Hop 9.5%

, £6.50

Duvel dry-hop this awesome Tripel with a different variety every year. For 2013 that hop is Citra. Good choice, we think

Affligem Tripel 9.5%

, £4.90

King of Abbey Beers. Pour the yeast sediment into a shot glass and enjoy it as a chaser – ask at the bar.

We love beer.

We love it because it tastes good and makes us feel better.

We also love that the very best of beers need not cost the earth. The finest wines may be delicious, but they can cost thousands. Beer is democratic, and always has been through its rich history. 

There is a theory promulgated by folks who have read more books than we have. It runs that man invented agriculture in ancient Sumeria not to feed himself, but to grow grain crops to make beer. This theory would suggest that beer lies at the very root of civilisation. Who are we to disagree?

At the Draft House we love to source, cellar and pour the very best beer. And hear a story or two along the way.