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Springhead Barebones






Angleterre

Barebones
Lager
Blonde

Fermentation Basse
Springhead

This new beer is brewed with Maris Otter malt. and Pale Malt. It has a spicy. dry finish: a hint of coffee and cinnamon derived from the unusual Goldings and Fuggles hops. The Barebones parliament was the remains of the parliamentary group which convened on a regular basis when Charles 1 failed to summon Parliament for 13 years.

Springhead Bitter






Angleterre

Bitter
Lager
Blonde
4.0 °

Fermentation Basse
Springhead

A clean-tasting. easy drinking hoppy beer. A Nottinghamshire pub sold its first 9 gallon cask in just 50 minutes. The only beer in the brewery not named after a Civil War theme. Springhead is the name of the bend in the river at Sutton on Trent where the brewery first began.

Springhead Cromwell's Hat






Angleterre

Cromwell's Hat
Lager
Blonde
6.0 °

Fermentation Basse
Springhead

As smooth as silk. robust with a hint of juniper and cinnamon. Brewed in Autumn and Winter. This beer is eminently drinkable despite its strength and is a favourite winter warmer. The reference to Cromwell's Hat is because Cromwell was offered the Crown after the beheading of Charles I but declined it. He preferred his hat to the Crown. and kept to his parliamentary principles.

Springhead Fallen Angel






Angleterre

Fallen Angel
Lager
Blonde

Fermentation Basse
Springhead


Springhead Goodrich Castle






Angleterre

Goodrich Castle
Lager
Blonde
4.4 °

Fermentation Basse
Springhead

Brewed following a 13th century recipe using rosemary. Pale ale. light on the palate with a bitter finish and delicate flavour. Prior to the import of hops from the Continent in 17th century. rosemary was frequently used as a bittering agent. The castle was built on the summit of high rock overlooking the River Wye in the 12th century by Godric Mappestone. hence the name. It became disused prior to the Civil Wars. and then occupied by the Roundheads and subsequently the Royalists. The Roundheads recaptured it using Roaring Meg. The castle is now in ruins.

Springhead Newark Castle Brown






Angleterre

Newark Castle Brown
Lager
Blonde

Fermentation Basse
Springhead


Springhead Oliver's Army






Angleterre

Oliver's Army
Lager
Ambrée
4.7 °

Fermentation Basse
Springhead

A ruby red beer with a creamy head and rich fruity aroma from the ********* hop. This is one of 2 new beers added to the permanent brew list of Springhead in 2002. The other success was Barebones. a 4.7% beer. Oliver's Army. was a loose band of anti-royalist/protestants who banded together under Cromwell to fight on the side of the people. It was too early to call them democrats. but they joined together against the King. protesting at the lack of his accountability to Parliament. Elvis Costello sang about the army in 1995.

Springhead Puritans Porter






Angleterre

Puritans Porter
Porter
Brune
4.0 °

Fermentation Basse
Springhead

A porter - ominously dark, not heavy. Smooth with a lingering finish of roasted barley. Unfortunately, the Puritans would probably not have savoured the wonderful taste of this porter as they were members of the English Protestant party who thought the Reformation was not complete. They canvassed for strict moral and religious observance which would include abstinence for alcohol. The beer was formerly called "Hole In Spire", a reference to the hole in the spire of the Newark Parish Church which was hit by a cannon ball during the Civil War. The Hole brewery was a former Newark brewery. Porters and milds have gained such popularity in the last few years, especially with the help of ardent CAMRA members, that we now brew this fine ale throughout the year. In the winter it is rich and warming. In the summer, it is surprisingly refreshing. The Mild in May campaign has interested the public and helped to ensure that Puritans Porter is often voted as best beer at beer festivals in the UK.

Springhead Roaring Meg






Angleterre

Roaring Meg
Lager
Blonde
5.5 °

Fermentation Basse
Springhead

The "Big Blonde". Smooth sweet with a dry finish and citrus honey aroma. The "Big Blonde" is so popular that it has its own fan club at Beer Festivals. This beer now accounts for a third of Springhead production. The beer was named after a cannon which had been smelted at a vast furnace in the Forest of Dean, and used by the Parliamentarians to regain Goodrich Castle. It was also used by General Fairfax to capture Raglan Castle which was the last great castle in the South to hold out for the King. It fired huge, 200 lb cannon balls. The cannon was captured by the Roundheads and used to damage the castle at Goodrich.

Springhead Roundhead's Gold






Angleterre

Roundhead's Gold
Lager
Blonde
4.2 °

Fermentation Basse
Springhead

Golden light, made with wild flower honey. Refreshing but not sweet, with the glorious aroma of SAAZ hops. Roundhead was the nickname given to the Parliamentarians during the Civil Wars, because of the style of helmets they wore. (Often mistakenly assumed to be due to their haircuts!)

Springhead Rupert's Ruin






Angleterre

Rupert's Ruin
Lager
Brune

Fermentation Basse
Springhead

This is a caramel coloured, easy-drinking bitter full of complex flavours derived from its 3 types of malt and 2 different hops. The Newark and Mansfield Camra groups named this beer to celebrate or commiserate with poor Prince Rupert, the King's dutch nephew who was so successful during the early campaigns, but fell out of favour when the Roundheads began to gain the upper hand. Prince Rupert was lodged in Newark, in a house in the Market Place for 3 years and it was here that he argued with and was ruined by the King.

Springhead Surrender 1646






Angleterre

Surrender 1646
Lager
Blonde

Fermentation Basse
Springhead

A burnished copper coloured bitter and a stunning combination of malt and hops assault the palate; The fruitiness comes next and then a long dry finish. The First Civil War was between 1640 and 1646. By the Spring of 1646, only a few isolated Royalist Garrisons held out against Parliament. The last battle took place at Stow on The Wolds where 3000 Royalist troops surrendered to The Roundheads.

Springhead Sweet Lips






Angleterre

Sweet Lips
Lager
Blonde

Fermentation Basse
Springhead

A delightful, pale refreshing ale brewed using the finest Maris Otter Pale malt complemented by American Cluster hops which give a long dry finish. The beer was named after a Roundhead cannon captured by the Royalists at the North Muskham bridge. The cannon being particularly small was a favourite of the Roundheads and had been affectionately named after a certain lady of the night of Hull.

Springhead The Leveller






Angleterre

The Leveller
Lager
Brune
4.8 °

Fermentation Basse
Springhead

Dark, smoky intense flavour with toffee finish. Brewed in the style of Belgian trappist ales. A most challenging brew! The first democratic pressure group which met and campaigned in London for "An Agreement by the People For the People".

Springhead Tumbledown Dick






Angleterre

Tumbledown Dick
Ale
Blonde
8.0 °

Fermentation Haute
Springhead

Following the death of Oliver Cromwell, his son, Richard succeeded as Lord Protector. He was so weak and prone to making the wrong decisions that he was widely known as "Tumbledown Dick". The Rupublic collapsed within 15 months and Charles II was restored to the throne following free elections.

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