Behind the bar at The Moon & Sixpence, you’ll find a fantastic range of cask ales from The Wells and Young’s Brewing Company, Bedford, all kept to perfection, We also carry chilled lagers and ciders:
Bombardier Bitter (ABV 4.3%)
“A burnished copper colour, it has a rich, tempting aroma of peppery hops and raisins, while the palate is dominated by more dark fruit, juicy malt and tangy hops.” Roger Protz, Editor, The Good Beer Guide
As most lovers of cask ale know, water is the most important ingredient in beer, and Wells Bombardier has an enviable natural advantage over other premium bitters; it is uniquely brewed using natural mineral water from an independently accredited source – our own well.
Courage Best (ABV 4%)
The three adverts show Courage as a beer for ‘every man,’ in which ‘our hero’ is shown in situations where he can be seen thinking he would rather be down the pub drinking a pint of Courage.
Eagle (ABV 3.6%)
“A complex finish of bitter hops, nuts and citrus fruits”Roger Protz British Guild of Beer Writers and Editor of The Good Beer Guide
IPA long-standing favourite within Charles Wells’ heartland and famed for it’s rare, notably dry-bitter finish, Wells Eagle IPA (Alc. 3.6% Vol.) is starting to emulate the nationwide success of its premium bitter stable-mate, Wells Bombardier.
Young’s London Stout (ABV 4.3%)
A traditionally crafted Stout with a contemporary London feel. Stout is often thought of as an Irish drink but many would argue its true roots are in middle class 18th century London. William Hogarth, the great English painter and satirist, depicted alcoholic spirits (such as gin) as the ruin of health and society, and beers (like stout) as the healthy alternative! For the discerning drinker who knows that Young’s beers are best in class for taste and quality, this rich dark brew is synonymous with the history of London itself and quite different from the more ubiquitous beers sold under the stout genre!
Symonds Founders Reserve Cider (ABV 4.5%)
Symonds Founder’s Reserve is a distinctive premium cider blended from the finest Herefordshire apples including Dabinett & Michelin varietals; resulting in a characteristically fresh, crisp, fruity cider, with a high degree of complexity and depth of character coupled with Symonds rich heritage from a golden age of traditional Hereford cider making.
Charles Wells Dry Hopped Lager (ABV 4.7%)
Charlie Wells Dry Hopped Lager is brewed with natural mineral water from a well sunk by Charles Wells himself in the early 1900s and the brewers combine several varieties of hops from around the world to create the beer’s slight bitterness, hoppy aroma and subtle maltiness with a deliciously smooth finish.
Brewed in true continental style, we use 100% malt in the mash and add in Target hops followed by a late addition of Styrian Goldings to add that really noble hop aroma. We ferment the beer cool with lager yeast for seven days, and what makes this beer really special is a two week cold conditioning stage with Australian Galaxy and Ella hops which brings out all that depth of flavour and dry hop character.
Amstel (ABV 5.1%)
Beautiful golden color with a mildly bitter taste and cheerful character.
Kronenbourg 1664 Cold Premiere (ABV 5.0%)
A beer is only as good as the ingredients used to make it. Premium Strisselspalt hops, unique to Alsace, have been exclusively used in Kronenbourg 1664 since 1885.
Known as the ‘caviar of hops’ by master brewers, Strisselspalt give Kronenbourg 1664 a low bitterness and aromatic quality. Beer connoisseurs will notice a persistent fruity aroma, with notes of citrus peel and spices, and a medium and sustained intensity.
Strisselspalt hops help create the beer’s pale yellow and golden hue. A fairly dense, long-lasting white creamy head, with fine bubbles, can be achieved with the perfect serve. Its good balance, fine quality and delicate bitterness really are a taste suprême.