The River Chew meanders across Somerset from Chewton Mendip to Keynsham through or near many picturesque villages, wending our way from one to the next, stopping for refreshment when needed and to chat with the locals has been a uniquely enjoyable pastime for us for the last twenty five years or so.
Tucked away in these villages and others along the valley and beyond are many fantastically varied and wonderful public houses. Along with the ancient local culture, which dates back over five thousand years, these pubs, and the landscape in which they are situated have given us the inspiration for the names, themes, styles and composition of our beers.
More will appear over the coming months, but for now we're concentrating on the supply of the three beers shown below:
'A taste of Olde England'
Our flagship session beer. As the name suggests, it's about a love of nature, and a nod to the history of the landscape.
Pagan is made according to ancient recipes and concepts. It is warm and malty in flavour, with a classic hopped finish to balance the taste buds.
We use the nation's favourite Maris Otter as the primary malted barley whilst incorporating Crystal, Amber and Pale Chocolate malts to deliver an array of satisfying flavours.
Hopped - again traditionally - with English Fuggles and Golding varieties for an aromatic, full-bodied bitter.
'A sensual, mystical experience'
Now available in bottles, this is our real country best bitter. The name hints towards celebration of nature and landscape, to mystery and to ancient tradition.
Druid uses a rich blend of malts, alongside which we add English hops at various stages of the boil to impart a deeply fruity, spicy aroma with a refreshing, full-bodied and rounded bitterness.
Great to warm you up and to get you in the mood for cavorting around a bonfire...
'A bespoke, sublime winter warmer'
As the pump clip tempts, this is a strong, dark, winter warmer with heavy malt and chocolate flavours.
For the most appreciative palates, Chew Brew is a sweet and deep ale based on an old West Country recipe, with a twist that will reward you right to the bottom of the glass.
Perfect for a warming feeling from the inside on a cold winter's night.