At the old Windsor Brewery we offer a selection of home crafted bitters and ales, below we’ve provided a list of what we have available upon request.
NEW FOR EASTER 2019
Eggham is a dark and rich chocolate porter.
The Easter Eggham is a limited-edition batch brewed for the Egham Beer festival at the Egham United Services Club. The Egham Beer Festival runs from the 18th till the 21st April.
This autumn we have two lovely honey beers available – Bear’s Rails & The Hunnymede. Both are made with local honey & are very tasty!
Bear’s Rails – Honey Porter
Bear’s Rails is a dark & complex Honey Porter.
The Hunnymede – Honey Ale
The Hunnymede is a smooth & moreish Honey Ale.
New for Spring 2017 are Pilgrim’s Progress (American IPA) & Elder Ealu (Elderflower Ale)
Pilgrim’s Progress – American IPA
Pilgrim’s Progress is a bold and charismatic American IPA. True to this popular modern style this beer has a large grain volume and lots of lovely hops. This combination gives it a full bodied flavour balanced with a big hoppy taste and citrus aromas.
The site at the Kennedy Memorial in Runneymede was gifted to the United States of America making the United States of America our closest foreign neighbour.
The design of the Kennedy Memorial is based on the novel by John Bunyan, The Pilgrim’s Progress. Like the novel, the memorial takes the pilgrim on a journey through the wicker gate from the meadow, up the 50 steps (representing the American States) and through the woodland – symbolising the journey of the pilgrim through life, death and spirt.
Elder Ealu – Elderflower Ale
The Elder Ealu is a golden coloured ale with a smooth texture infused with refreshing elderflowers & subtle peachy flavours.
Ealu is one of the Anglo-Saxons words for ale. In Anglo-Saxon times ale was drunk by all family members with the strongest ale served to the adults.
Anglo-Saxon ale was flavoured with different selections of plants & herbs that were available locally & depending on the season. Elderflowers were one of the many additions used by the Anglo-Saxons to add flavour to ale.
In addition to the flowers & berries being used to add flavour The Elder tree also has a long & rich tradition in folklore, myth & even medicine with the different parts of the tree believed to have various medical & nutritional qualities.
New for Christmas 2016!
Christmas Elf Beer – Christmas Beer
Christmas Elf Beer is a fun and festive beer that brings Christmas cheer.
Brewed in the tradition of beer enjoyed by real Christmas elves, this Christmas Elf Beer has a dark, malty texture and is seasoned with a selection of festive spices.
The Golding & Challenger hops are complimented by star anise, cinnamon and orange peel to give this Christmas Elf beer its festive flavour.
The Duke’s Hart – Best British Bitter
The Duke’s Hart is a full flavoured traditional Best British Bitter. It is has a dark rich colour and smooth texture.
The Goldings and Challenger hops give The Duke’s Hart the traditional Bitter flavour and the Chocolate Malt gives this Bitter the characteristic dark colour and contributes to the full flavour.
The inspiration for the Duke’s Hart comes from the herd of Red Deer that are resident in the Windsor Great Park. The stags (or Harts) were brought to the Windsor Great Park from the Balmoral Estate by the Park Ranger HRH the Duke of Edinburgh
The Tapestries – Bier De Garde
The Tapestries is a smooth and very drinkable Bière de Garde with a malty sweetness.
Bière de Garde (“beer for keeping”) was traditionally brewed in farmhouses in France during the winter and kept to be enjoyed in the summer.
Award winning tapestries with Royal patronage were created in Old Windsor in the 19th Century. The Tapestry Hall & adjoining cottages were built in 1882. The hall was used to display the tapestries and the cottages were used to house the French weavers who came to the village to create the tapestries.
The Ancient Oaks – Golden Ale
The Ancient Oaks is a warm coloured, well- rounded & balanced Amber Ale.
A combination of wheat and Marris Otter malt provide a balanced body and texture while the Cascade and Amarillo hops give this amber ale a well-rounded flavour.
The Ancient Oaks is inspired by the Ancient Oaks of the Windsor Great Park that have stood sentry over the Park for hundreds of years.
Time and Tide – Rye PA
Time & Tide is a dry and distinctive Rye PA with a warm red hue. A large selection of hops gives this Rye PA a bold and powerful flavour.
Rye beer was popular in Germany until the 15th Century when it was ruled that rye could only be used for bread. For the Saxon settlers in Old Winds Rye beer is likely to have been a familiar choice. Recently rediscovered the modern version of rye beer has been made popular by craft brewers around the world.
Time & Tide brings together this historical style with the modern tradition of craft brewing.
The emblem on the label is the emblem of the Old Windsor Parish Council. The emblem is based on a bronze brooch that was discovered in an archaeological dig at the site of a ninth century Saxon Royal Palace in Old Windsor. The brooch is an image of a dog with a ball in its mouth and is known as the “Kingsbury Beast”.