These kits include all grains, hops, and yeast needed to brew the recipe according to the instructions found in CAMRA’s Essential Home Brewing book.
West Berkshire – Dr Hexter’s Healer
Founded in 1995 by Dave and Helen Maggs, West Berkshire has grown significantly over the years. They are now on their fourth and largest expansion. Their latest brewery comes from CFT, of Parma, Italy, and includes a 3-vessel 60 hectolitre brew house comprising a mash tun, lauter tun and copper whirlpool. They also have an automatic hop-dosing unit that adds hops at pre-planned stages and a hop back that can be packed with hops to add additional flavour and aroma. Their modern brewery is open to the public and features a shop, tap room and restaurant which features food cooked or designed to pair with their beers.
Full-bodied and highly hopped, this robust copper-coloured ale is packed with rich toffee flavours and marmalade zestiness, typical of the ESB style. Winner of many awards since it was first brewed in 2003, including CAMRA’s Champion Strong Beer of Britain.
Every effort is made to match the brewery recipe precisely, but at times it maybe necessary to change some of the listed ingredients on the recipe to alternatives due to seasonality or availability, but in all cases we do our best replace with something that won’t impact on the overall taste and flavour of the beer.