Beer Brands

Beer, ale, lager and stout brands


Thornbridge Alliance Strong Ale Madeira Reserve 2007 Recommended - Winner

Thornbridge Alliance Strong Ale Madeira Reserve 2007
87The first of three limited collection beers, this orange-amber beer offers a great mix of flavours, with oak playing its part but not totally dominant.

Thornbridge Alliance Strong Ale PX Reserve 2007

Thornbridge Alliance Strong Ale PX Reserve 2007
70An orange-amber ale with good body, a good airy texture and plenty of taste, even if the oak tends to outpoint rather than complement other flavours.

Thornbridge Bracia

Thornbridge Bracia
84This near-black beer is a meal in a glass, but you need to like honey to really enjoy it.

Thornbridge Jaipur Recommended - Winner

Thornbridge Jaipur
80A very successful golden IPA that has turned many heads since it arrived on the scene last year. The beer is available in both filtered and bottle-conditioned versions. The above notes are based on th...

Thornbridge Jaipur IPA

Thornbridge Jaipur IPA
80The very pale golden colour belies the depth of flavour in this robust IPA. It's almost a meal in a glass.

Thornbridge Kipling Recommended - Winner

Thornbridge Kipling
80Described as a ‘South Pacific pale ale', thanks to the inclusion of rare Nelson Sauvin hops. Another first-class beer from Thornbridge, although perhaps a bit too intensely flavoured for some.

Thornbridge McConnel's

Thornbridge McConnel's
78A vanilla stout, flavour-packed and interesting, as we've come to expect from Thornbridge Brewery.

Thornbridge Saint Petersburg

Thornbridge Saint Petersburg
78A full-bodied, full-flavoured recreation of the imperial Russian stout style, but with a tropical fruit note and a rather intense, bitter finish.

A very big house in the country (Thornbridge Hall)
Richard Jones dons his gladrags for an evening of fine beer and food at the magnificent setting of Thornbridge Hall in the Peak District

In hop heaven
Ben McFarland asks a panel of experts for their food pairings with the eminently hoppy India pale ales

Pale and Interesting
Our panel of experts give you their take on what to munch with pale ale.

Italy & Spain: A brave new world
Italy and Spain might be best known for wine, or for cold lagers suitable for quenching a Mediterranean thirst, but there's a lot more going on. Adrian Tierney-Jones reports.

The pride of Yorkshire
Yorkshire is one of Britain's finest beer regions. We have extensively covered North Yorkshire in past issues. Here Barrie Pepper goes West and South

Far from Middling (East Midlands)
Several regions of Britain could lay claim to be its most fertile beer producer. One of the least celebrated is the East Midlands. Dominic Roskrow grew up there

Scotland's new national drink
The opportunity to drink a few beers in Scotland has Alastair Gilmour on a ‘high'.