** Our Newest Brew **
With the grace of Apollo and the strength of Hercules, the Newport Transporter Bridge has been an iconic part of the city skyline since 1906. It is a physical gateway to the industrial past designed by French engineer Ferdinand Arnodin. As strong as the steel superstructure, this Black IPA embodies the bridge's warmth and heart, promising to be as smooth as a ride on its gondola!
ARCTIC ALE - POLAR EDITION
Brewed for survival! Well balanced, this super strong ale is made with huge amounts of Maris Otter Pale Malt and Cascade Hops to produce a rich and warming, full bodied super ale. Historically crafted to withstand the extreme cold of the polar regions, this ale is brewed in commemoration of the courage and daring of these early explorers.
Josh Cranton's @j.c.sketches modern re-imaginings of Perce Blackborow
STOUT - ABV 7.4%
Inspired by the Chartist Leaders of 1839, 'John FROST' has a solid fawn-coloured head on the top of a pitch-black body. Mid-sweet, roasted earthy malts on the nose, well blended taste profiles of dark bread, chocolate and caramel malts. Smoothly roasted ending. Velvety mouth feel. Very well crafted stout.
SMOKED PORTER - ABV 6.9%
Inspired by the Chartist Leaders of 1839, 'William JONES' Smoked Porter is coal black in the glass, with a solid frothy head. Giving dark malty aromas, rich malt-driven taste of dark chocolate and liquorice. Mildly smoked. Rounded mid-sweet malty ending. Great depth.
IPA - ABV 6.1%
One of our favorite ales, this fine beer is vibrant, fresh and delicious. Inspired by the Chartist Leaders of 1839, 'Zepheniah' IPA has a hazed orange-coloured body and a hoppy smell of mid-sweet citrus. Provides a succulent taste profile of orange, apricot and peaches. Rounded bitter fruity ending. Great for any occasion.
The Chartist Trilogy
NEWPORT RISING - Celebrating the Chartist movement, Josh Cranton's @j.c.sketches modern re-imaginings of John Frost (Stout), Zephaniah Williams (IPA) & William Jones (Smoked Porter) adorn the 330ml bottles and are simply brilliant. Locally inspired, brewed, bottled & designed.
The Living Levels Trilogy
We have been working in conjunction with the Living Levels Project to create a series of beers celebrating the natural history and incredible biodiversity of the Gwent Levels.
IPA - 6.1%
Stank Hen is a premium IPA produced by AOBC and the Living Levels Partnership to celebrate the Gwent Levels and its unique and fascinating 'Levels Lingo'. Stank Hen is the local name for a Moorhen, named for the bird's natural habitat in pool created by small dams in ditches, known locally as 'Stanks'. The beer is characterised by a slowly diminishing white head and a hazy orange-coloured body. Hoppy, with a fruity smell of mid-sweet citrus. Succulent taste profile of orange, apricot and peaches. Rounded bitter fruity ending. Fine depth. Fantastic on any occasion but especially on a hot summer's day. Best served chilled.
IMPERIAL STOUT - 7.2%
Brinker is an imperial stout produced by AOBC and the Living Levels Partnership to celebrate the Gwent Levels and its unique and fascinating 'Levels Lingo'. A solid fawn-coloured head on top of a pitch black body. Spotty lacing on the glass. Mid-sweet, roasted earthy malts on the nose, with a well blended taste profile of dark bread, chocolate and caramel malts. Smoothly roasted ending. Velvety mouth feel. Brinker is the local name for a person who owns land on one side of a reen and is responsible for clearing vegetation, traditionally with a scythe.
EXTRA PALE ALE - 6.3%
TASTE OF THE LEVELS. Putcher is an Extra Pale Ale produced by AOBC and the Living Levels Partnership to celebrate the Gwent Levels and its unique and fascinating 'Levels Lingo'. A Putcher is a funnel shaped basket traditionally made from hazel rods and willow plait for catching salmon and eels in the River Severn and tributaries. This straw-coloured ale is fresh and hoppy and very moreish.
STOUT - 7.4%
A strong and rich stout - inspired by Guinness Foreign Extra and Jamaica's famous Dragon Stout.
SMOKED PORTER - 7.0%
Made with beechwood smoked Rauch Malt from Bamberg in Germany. This porter is strong and warming! It is highly rated on Untapped.
CASCADE IPA - 6.2%
Our main IPA - Modelled after West Coast USA hop-forward pale ales! Cascade Hops and the finest pale malts combine to create this taste explosion.