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Last Updated: Sunday 15th October 2017

Current Beers

At the Hole In The Wall we believe in offering you, the discerning drinker, an eclectic range of hand-pulled ales and lagers. We endeavour to include at least one new beer each week. Take a leisurely browse through the list below to view our currently available beers and then come in and try one or two. For those of you who enjoy a good quality pint, the current renaissance in cask ale brewing is like a dream come true. With a choice of 3000 different cask ales in this country alone, you can now relive the pleasures last experienced by your grandfathers’ generation.

SPECIAL OFFER

A 4 pint jug of any real ale below 5.0% abv for only £12.00 between 5-9pm any night.

 

Beer: NW DIPA Southern Passion (Keg)
Brewery:  Cloudwater
%ABV:  8.5%

Description: Special Edition-Small Batch

Price per half pint: £4.90

Beer: Aurora
Brewery: Burning Sky
%ABV: 5.6

Description: Our premium strength pale ale ‘Aurora’ has a satisfying blend of malts to provide a juicy backbone and a pale amber colour. An expansive blend of US hops give a resinous mouthfeel – big citrus & tropical fruit flavours, which are prominent, yet well balanced.

Price per pint: £3.80

Beer: Beast
Brewery: Exmoor
%ABV: 6.6

Description: Beast by name and Beast by nature, this exquisitely strong-willed, full-bodied dark porter first saw daylight in the autumn of 1992 and is now available both on draught and in bottle. Inspired by the fireside tales of wild cats roaming the moors of Exmoor and a continuation of a beer style that emerged in the 1700s and was named after its popularity with London porters, this complex and heady brew has been a continual favourite of beer fans up and down the country. Its strength means this is a beer to be respected, sipped slowly to warm up a winter’s night while the weather does its worst. Or you might like it slightly chilled elsewhere in the year, a beer drinker’s version of an Irish coffee.

Brewed with a mix of pale ale, chocolate and crystal malts, and hopped with Goldings, Challenger and Brewers Gold, it is dark mahogany-brown in colour, with the merest hint of crimson tints at its edge. Lush rich aromas of toffee, treacle. Mocha coffee, vinous fruit and chocolate swirl above the glass. There’s more complexity on the palate with rich fruitcake, a hint of rum, more Mocha coffee, an herbal hoppiness, vinous fruit, while the bittersweet finish is smooth yet complex, rich but not cloying. Try it with ice cream where the vanilla flavours would work well with the bittersweet richness of the porter; it is also ideal for a ripe Stilton or even as part of the mix for a rich winter stew. Try it also in cake mix, with one local Exmoor favourite being an Exmoor Beast fruitcake with whisky icing.

Price per pint: £4.20

 

Beer: Pilsner Dana (Keg)
Brewery:  Cloudwater
%ABV:  4.7%

Description:
In this iteration of our Pilsner we’ve added more whirlpool hops for longer lasting bitterness, and more aroma from Hallertau Blanc and Loral. Fermented with second generation WLP830 and lightly dry hopped with Dana and Tettnanger.

Price per half pint: £2.30

 

Beer: Shangri-La(Keg)
Brewery:  Arbor
%ABV:  4.2%

Description:
Liberally hopped session IPA, using Citra, Equinox, Columbus & Mosaic hops.

Price per half pint: £1.90

Beer:  Herm Island Gold
Brewery:  Liberation (Jersey)
%ABV:  4.2%

Description: The Liberation Brewery brewed Herm Island Gold especially for the Island, where it is available.

The beer is 4.2% alcohol and light-golden in colour, as the name suggests.


Price per pint: £3.20

 

Beer:  Hole In Time
Brewery:  Staggeringly Good
%ABV:  4.3

Description: Brewed from American and New Zealand hops and has a tantalising hint of apricot, peaches, grapefruit and passion fruit, brewed exclusively for the Hole in the Wall.

Price per pint: £3.20

Beer:  Goodens Gold
Brewery:  Flowerpots
%ABV:  4.8

Description: A classic beer in the modern ‘Golden Ale’ style, with a superb gold colour and fullness in the mouth, which come from the use of lightly caramelised malts.  Packed full of powerful but fruity North American hops giving good levels of bitterness and flavour to perfectly balance the gravity. Hampshire Beer Of The Year 2013, 2014. London and South East England Champion Golden Beer 2016/17.

Price per pint: £3.20


Beer: Arthur Wellington  (Keg)
Brewery: WayOutback
%ABV: 5.4

Description: Their tribute to their very own trusty brewery Bernese Mountain Dog Arthur; comes in the form of this fine Porter. Hopped with chocolate, figs, jester hops and mollasses, it’s as rich, dark and mysterious as the man himself

Price per pint: £4

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