As you know, Beer Dock in Crewe trawls the country for outstanding craft beers. If a brewery has come up with something new, fresh and unique then we and the shop regulars want to try it. We hit the motorways, side streets and country lanes until we locate those little gems.
However, there is plenty of fabulous real ale on the Cheshire doorstep. We try to stock it all, but if you know a local brewer that we have missed out please get in touch.
Otherwise, today’s focus is on the Tatton Brewery in Knutsford, just over eighteen miles away if the usual Cheshire roads are running smooth. Their beers certainly are, smooth that is, and there’s a cracking line-up to suit every possible craft beer taste.
The family-run brewery delivers four regular ales that are always on the menu, with Tatton Ale (4.7%), Blonde (4.0%), Best (4.2%) and Gold (4.8%) all firm favourites across the county and beyond.
But they also serve up some tasty seasonal treats, and Beer Dock is delighted to have a great selection of Tatton Brewery bottles on our shelves.
Take White Queen (4.2%), a naturally cloudy white wheat beer that confuses and intimidates some, although that hazy glaze masks some wonderfully aphrodisiac qualities, apparently, although we couldn’t possibly comment. There’s coriander, cardamom and curacao orange peel to spice things up!
If that’s not your thing, then Lazy Haze (3.7%) is a very decent session ale, subtle honey nose and a delicate feel to this summer offering.
Otherwise, stepping back up the strength scale you could try Indian Summer (4.0%), Yeti (4.5%) or even the rather feisty, spicy and fruity Red Hot Poker (6.0%).
There is, however, the perfect ale for those amongst you who love a drop of porter. Ruck & Maul is the natural choice for rugby fans planning to watch England in action, a classic rich and ruby-coloured drink that sneaks a blast of coffee and molasses into the scrum. Enjoy!
Beer Dock is the natural choice for a huge range of bottled craft beers, ciders, lagers and stouts. Come and celebrate what Cheshire has to offer…