IPA- which is short for Indian Pale Ale, is a hoppy beer style within the broad range of pale ales. To preserve the beer, brewers added more hops giving IPAs their distinctive bitter taste. It was too hot to brew in India, so what was needed was a beer that could survive the gruelling six-month journey from Britain intact. Therefore in around 1840 the IPA was developed in Britain.
PORTERS- porters are a combination of brown ales and mild ales, they tend to be more mild than stouts so are a good option for someone wanting something darker but not to heavy or rich. Their name originates from their popularity with street and river porters.
PALE ALE- Pale ales are differentiated by their light colour (a result of using pale malts). Usually good for beginners getting into the craft beer scene because the flavours aren't too intense.
STOUTS- Stouts share some of the taste traits of porters, but are more imposing. Stout can be identified by their colour which ranges from dark brown to black (blonde stouts do exist). Darker, thicker, better for colder weather and people who want a full-flavoured beer but not too heavy or rich.
BITTERS- Bitters are a popular beer due to the fact that they have a strong flavour in comparison to light lagers, but non-imposing and mild bitterness in comparison to IPA’s. Bitters are an easy drinking choice that fits well with golden and session beers. They are classed as a pale ales and are good for people that want more flavour and a slight bitterness, without being to extreme, overpowering, sweet and heavy.
LAGERS- Lagers are the second family of beers, and though they may be younger are much more popular. Lagers are different from ale by the fact that they are brewed at lower temperatures than ales. Lagers can be distinguished by their cleaner finish.
Whitby Brewery Beers
ABBEY BLONDE - 3.8%
A light blonde ale with a zesty, crisp finish. A crisp maltiness is complimented by the floral sherbet of Styrian Bobek hops, making Abbey Blonde a deliciously refreshing summer beer.
WHITBY WHALER - 4.0%
A fruity bitter with a malty, citrus flavour and a not to intense bitter finish. The combination of both East Kent and Styrian Golding hops give Whitby Whaler a pleasantly fruity full flavour. This beer should be quaffed heartily.
JET BLACK - 4.5%
A finely balanced porter packed with liquorice, coffee and sweet toffee. A deliciously creamy mouth feel and the generous use of Roasted Barley and Chocolate Malt makes drinking Jet Black porter a truly luxurious experience.
SALTWICK NAB - 4.2%
A full bodied dark ruby ale with a pleasantly fruity finish. A generous helping of crystal malt adds body, filling out the fruitiness of the Aurora and East Kent Golding hops and rounding off this well balanced best bitter.
IPA - 5.2%
A delightfully hoppy IPA with strong notes of passion fruit and grapefruit. The generous use of New World hops makes this a bright and refreshing IPA that should appeal to the most discerning hop-heads.
SMUGGLERS GOLD - 4.2%
Extremely easy drinking and moreish. The use of pale barley gives a deliciously smooth maltiness which is then lifted slightly with the spiciness of Goldings hops. A fine golden ale that can be drunk all night long
WHITBY HERITAGE - 4.4%
Whitby Heritage is a traditional dark ruby beer giving a smooth pallet with light flavour and a rich finish.
BAYTOWN BITTER - 4%
Tastes just as traditional bitter should.
SQUIRE’S CONNIVANCE - 5 %
A Porter which provides a rich, cultured, taste.
PRESS GANGS ARRIVAL - 3.8%
A pale ale with a fresh, unanticipated, taste.
REVENUE’S REVENGE - 4.2%
A premium lager that gives a refreshing, satisfying, taste.
PETTICOAT’S DECEIT - 4.8%
A cider that reveals a surprising apple taste.
CLEVELAND WAY ORANGE INFUSED IPA - 5.2%
Infused at fermentation stage with orange peel from our little distillery, fragrant New World hop flavours impart a full but delicate bitterness, a beautifully citrusy aroma, while at the back lurks a hint of conifer resin. It’s deliciously refreshing and a proper craft product.
CLEVELAND NORTH EAST IPA THE HAZY ONE - 4.2%
This beer is an NEIPA with low background bitterness; the addition of peach, apricot from our little distillery and milk sugars gives a sweet fruit shake aroma. This NEIPA is a refreshing session strength ale.