Bell Street Brewery

Sax On Fire

Sax On Fire (November 2018 — currently available)

Brewed in honour of the Brakspear Jazz and Blues Week, this amber ale is delightfully drinkable and will definitely get your toes tapping. Find out whcih pubs are taking part in the music at www.brakspearjazzandblues.co.uk 

Brewed with Pale malt plus some Cara and Crystal malts with Bramling Cross and Goldings hops with a clean, crisp taste.

Henley on Toast

Henley on Toast (September 2018)

For the first time ever, we're collaborating with Toast Ale to brew an ale from surplus bread. Henley on Toast will be sold in pubs during Cask Ale Week (20–30 September), with 30p per pint sold donated to Toast and Feedback, the charity campaigning to end food waste.

Henley on Toast is a 4.1% ale, brewed at Brakspear’s Bell Street Brewery in Henley by head brewer Malcolm Mayo. The recipe, created in collaboration with Toast, uses surplus bread from Lawlor’s bakery in Henley, together with pale, Cara and crystal malts, and a portion of oats.  As well as Bramling Cross and Amarillo hops, Cascade is added as a late hop, alongside sliced oranges. The result is a rich auburn ale with tart bitterness and a hint of citrussy zest.

Currently available at the Angel on the Bridge and Bull on Bell Street in Henley, the Duke of Wellington in Twyford and the King William in Hailey. If you're visiting the pub espeically for the beer, please call ahead to avoid disappointment. It will also be on at Henley Rugby Club's beer festival on Satursday 22nd Septemeber 2018.

Hooray Harry

Hooray Harry (April - May 2018)

Celebrating the Royal Wedding of Meghan and Harry, this 4.1% red ale is the perfecty pint to raise a toast to the happy couple. Only available for a limited time. We're also offering a free firkin to Prince Harry for his stag do, or on the big day itself!

Brewed using British pale and roasted malts which give it, appropriately, a ‘rusty red’ colour. The beer is also a marriage of British and American hops including the popular Amarillo and Cascade varieties, which lend it the citrussy notes associated with beers from the USA, while British-grown Jester hops bring intense, punchy aromas – and, as its name suggests, a sense of humour!

Very Merry, 6%

Very Merry, 6% (December 2017)

A limited edition Christmas ale brewed exclusively for Brakspear pubs over the festive period. This full bodied bitter has a 6% ABV and accompanies this time of year perfectly with its full and rich flavour. There's only 13 firkins brewed, which equates to 936 pints, so don't delay enjoying a pint of this festival ale.

A limited edition Christmas ale brewed exclusively for Brakspear pubs over the festive period. This full bodied bitter has a 6% ABV and accompanies this time of year perfectly with its full and rich flavour.

Red Tail, 4.9% ABV

Red Tail, 4.9% ABV (October 2017)

Our first ever red ale at the brewery! Red Tail is named after the very common, Red-tailed Bumblebee, found in gardens, farmland, woodland edges and hedgerows. This rich, red ale is brewed using Carared Malts and Amarillo Hops, and has a 4.9% ABV.

Two Bells, 3.7%

Two Bells, 3.7% (July 2017)

For the fourth year, Two Bells is back at the brewery during July, with a shiny, new pump clip! This is a perfectly golden ale with a 3.7% ABV. A firm favourite at the brewery from being the commemorative beer for Henley’s Club to Pub Swim. This year 10p from every pint sold will be donated to Sue Ryder, the official charity of Club to Pub Swim. Each swimmer taking part in the 1.5kn open water swim from Henley Rowing Club to the Angel on the Bridge will receive a free 500ml bottle as well as a bottle opener medal.

 

Henley Pale Ale, 3.9%

Henley Pale Ale, 3.9% (August & September 2018)

It's back by popular demand, the Bell St Brewery's first pale ale. Henley Pale Ale is an easy drinking, 3.9% ABV ale which is light in colour and has an array of flavours. Brewed using an original recipe with Brambling Cross and Goldings Hops, Henley Pale Ale is the perfect ale to be enjoyed in the sunshine.

Honey Bee, 4.4%

Honey Bee, 4.4% (April 2017)

That's right! Honey Bee is buzzing back to the Bell St Brewery by popular demand. Honey Bee is a light golden coloured beer with delicately subtle honey notes and a bracing delivery of hops on the follow through.

This is not just any old honey beer though, we’re proud to be supporting Friends of the Earth and their bee cause. To help raise the profile of Friends of the Earth’s Bee Cause, we’ll be donating 10p from every pint sold towards it.

Brakspear Mild, 3%

Brakspear Mild, 3% (January, February & March 2018)

Brakspear Mild will be making its return to Henley for the second time, in January. This dark brown ale has a reddy tinge and malty chocolate taste with a hint of caramel from using three different coloured malts; Crystal, Amber and Chocolate. Mild is a 3% ABV ale which is brewed using Minstrel hops for a delicate bitterness.

Very Merry, 6%

Very Merry, 6% (December 2016)

A limited edition Christmas ale brewed exclusively for Brakspear pubs over the festive period.

This full bodied bitter has a 6% ABV and accompanies this time of year perfectly with its full and rich flavour. 

Two Bells 3.7%

Two Bells 3.7% (July 2016)

The Club to Pub Swim is back for its third year and this year it's going to be bigger and better than before! We are brewing this special commemorative beer to celebrate the event which takes place on Saturday 23rd July 2016. The 1.5 open water swim starts at Henley Rowing Club and finishes at the Angel on the Bridge, where every swimmer will receive a bottle of Two Bells and bottle opener medal. Two Bell is brewed using First Gold and Cascade hops.

Goldfinger, 3.7%

Goldfinger, 3.7% (SEPTEMBER 2016)

To support Brakspear's year-long charity partnership with Sue Ryder, the Bell Street Brewery is brewing a James Bond themed beer for May & June. Goldfinger is named after Joyce Grove, the Sue Ryder Nettlebed Hospice which was once the home of James Bond author, Ian Fleming's grandparents.This golden ale is refreshingly moreish and bursting with citrus notes, with 10p from every pint sold being donated to Sue Ryder. Goldfinger is brewed using First Gold and Crystal Hops.

Goldfinger will be available until the end of September

Brakspear Mild, 3%

Brakspear Mild, 3% (FEBRUARY, MARCH, APRIL & MAY 2016)

That’s right, Brakspear Mild is being brewed back in Henley again! This dark brown ale has a reddy tinge and malty chocolate taste with a hint of caramel from using three different coloured malts; Crystal, Amber and Chocolate. Mild is a 3% ABV ale which is brewed using Minstrel hops for a delicate bitterness.

Brakspear Mild is available from 15th February until 6th May.

If you want to know more about Brakspear Mild, read our press release.

 

Very Merry, 6%

Very Merry, 6% (December 2015)

A limited edition Christmas ale brewed exclusively for Brakspear pubs over the festive period.

This full bodied bitter has a 6% ABV and accompanies this time of year perfectly with its full and rich flavour. 

Brakspear Old 4.3%

Brakspear Old 4.3% (October & November 2016)

Yes you are reading this correctly, Brakspear Old is back again! After being asked by a CAMRA member at the Great British Beer Festival in August 2014, would we ever brew Brakspear old again, we though why the heck not. It's a 4.3% ABV ale brewed with pale Maris Otter, Crystal and Black malts and Fuggles, Pilgrim and Styrian Goldings hops. It is amber brown in colour and has a rich, caramel taste. Ok, it's no secret, it's Brakspear Special with caramel in it, and it's darn tasty. 

Brakspear Old will be available in October and Novemvber 2016.

Trail Blazer 3.7%

Trail Blazer 3.7% (JULY, AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER 2015)

Available in July, August and September, Trail Blazer is a perfectly golden ale to be enjoyed en route one of the ever popular Brakspear Ale Trails. This pale ale is refreshingly moreish with citrus notes. Find out more about the Brakspear Ale Trails HERE.

TWO BELLS 3.7.%

TWO BELLS 3.7.% (JULY 2015)

This special commemorative beer celebrates the second ‘Club to Pub’ swim, taking place on Saturday 25th July. The 1.5km open water swim starts at Henley Rowing Club, going upstream towards the top of the islands, before heading back down to the finish at the Angel on the Bridge. Two Bells is exclusively available from the beginning of July at the Angel on the Bridge.

Read more about the Club to Pub Swim here.

BLOOMING MARVELLOUS 4.3%

BLOOMING MARVELLOUS 4.3% (JUNE 2015)

Blooming Marvellous is back for its second year! Brakspear are supporting Henley in Bloom and its entry into Entente Florale, Europe's largest environmental campaign, by donating 20p from every pint sold. This limited edition ale is not one to be missed.

Golden in colour with distinguished floral aromas.

If you want to read more about Blooming Marvellous, view our press release.

Honey Bee 4.4%

Honey Bee 4.4% (April and May 2015)

At Brakspear we love bees so we thought it would be a great idea to brew a honey beer. Honey Bee is not a typical honey beer, the beer will be brewed using honey from our pub Orwells in Shiplake, who have their own beehives. We are also excited to announce, Brakspear will donate 20p for every pint sold to Friend of the Earth.

A light golden coloured beer with delicately subtle honey notes and a bracing delivery of hops on the follow through.

If you want to read more about the Honey Bee, view our press release.

Very Merry, 7.0%

Very Merry, 7.0% (Christmas 2014)

Limited edition Christmas ale brewed exclusively for Brakspear pubs and only available over the festive period. 

This 7.0 % full-bodied beer reflects this time of year wonderfully with its full and rich flavour.

BLAZE OF GLORY, 4.1%

BLAZE OF GLORY, 4.1% (Autumn 2014)

Brewed with Marris Otter pale malt plus wheat for body and crystal malt for colour. Limited stock remaining! 

This Autumn ale has a combination of First Gold and Cascade hops which create a wonderfully zesty aroma.

TWO BELLS, 3.7 %

TWO BELLS, 3.7 % (August 2014)

Exclusively available to The Angel on the Bridge from the beginning of August, this special commemorative beer celebrates the first 'Club to Pub' swim taking place. The 1.5km course goes from Henley Rowing Club upstream, before all the way back to the finish at the Angel on the Bridge on 9th August. More info.

GOLDEN BULL, 3.7%

GOLDEN BULL, 3.7% (Summer 2014)

This pale ale is best enjoyed sat in the sunshine of the Bull on Bell Street beer garden. Available throughout July, August and September.

Golden in colour, refreshingly moreish and bursting with citrus notes.

BLOOMING MARVELLOUS, 4.3%

BLOOMING MARVELLOUS, 4.3% (June 2014)

Britain in Bloom is celebrating its 50th anniversary and Brakspear are supporting this by donating 20p from every pint sold to Henley in Bloom. This limited edition ale is not one to be missed. Only available throughout June 2014 in the following pubs: The Angel on the Bridge, The Little Angel, The Saracen’s Head, The Old Bell, The Bull on Bell Street, The Three Tuns, The Anchor The Row Barge, and Three Horseshoes.

Golden in colour with distinguished floral aromas.

SPRING FLING, 4.0%

SPRING FLING, 4.0% (Spring 2014)

Available throughout April and May.

Cascade hops dominate this beer with floral and grapefruit flavours that compliment Spring wonderfully. At 4.0%, this beer is full of flavour leaving a light and refreshing finish. 

FIRESIDE, 4.5%

FIRESIDE, 4.5% (Winter 2013)

Available throughout January, February and March.

This 4.5% winter ale is brewed with malted oats to give a full-bodied taste with medium bitterness. The late addition of Willamette hops provides a wonderfully hoppy character and aroma that's guaranteed to leave you with a warming glow. 

VERY MERRY, 7.5%

VERY MERRY, 7.5% (Christmas 2013)

Limited edition Christmas ale brewed exclusively for Brakspear pubs and only available over the festive period. 

This 7.5 % full-bodied beer reflects this time of year wonderfully with its full and rich flavour.

AUTUMN ALE, 4.4%

AUTUMN ALE, 4.4% (Autumn 2013)

Currently being offered at the Bull on Bell Street (Henley-On-Thames), Running Horses (Dorking) and The Porch House (Stow-on-the-Wold). Available throughout October, November and December.

Brewed with First Gold hops, Amber malt and Crystal rye, this beer boasts a hazelnut colour with hints of biscuit and a nutty finish. 

GOLDEN BULL, 3.7%

GOLDEN BULL, 3.7% (Summer 2013)

This pale ale is best enjoyed sat in the sunshine of the Bull on Bell Street beer garden. Available throughout July, August and September.

Golden in colour, refreshingly moreish and bursting with citrus notes.

BRAKSPEAR SPECIAL, 4.3%

BRAKSPEAR SPECIAL, 4.3% (Continuous — currently available)

We'll be brewing up to four barrels a week, which equates to over 1,100 pints. This beer has been brewed by Brakspear for over 40 years, and we're following the original recipe.

A truly classic English beer that’s golden red in colour with a well balanced aroma and a hint of sweetness. Full bodied, the initial sweetness gives way to a dry hop bitterness.