Our Cask Beers

MIDHURST MILD – 3.5% ALC VOL

Midhurst Mild

Traditional mahogany brown mild, smoky, roasted nutty aroma, with sweet, molasses and dark chocolate flavours. Brewed with Pale Ale, Crystal & Chocolate Malts and Fuggle Hops. Won “Best in Class” at SIBA S.E. Brewing Competition 2001.


GOLDEN BINE – 3.8% ALC VOL

golden bine

A lovely golden yellow beer with floral lemon fragrance and soft citrus flavours and a sharp dry finish. Brewed with Pearl malt and a touch of wheat, combined with Golding and Fuggle hops.

BEST BITTER – 4.2% ALC VOL

best bitter

A copper auburn coloured beer with malty, fruity hoppy aromas. Full bodied, with soft fruit flavours and a dry finish.
Our original brew, and still best seller, Best Bitter won Gold at the S.E. SIBA Brewing Competition 2008.


WILD – 4.7% ALC VOL

Wild

A blend of Midhurst Mild and Wassail, this porter combines the dark smoky aromas of our Mild with the rich fruity flavours of Wassail. A warming beer for chilly evenings in spring or autumn. Won Gold in Porter category at S.E. SIBA Brewing Competition 2008.

NYEWOOD GOLD – 5.0% ALC VOL

Nyewood Gold

Auburn bronze Premium ale with malty barley sugar and spicy hop aromas and a smooth creamy flavour with soft fruits throughout with a tasty balanced finish.

Originally brewed for the Beauty of Hops Competition 1997 to trial Phoenix hops, a new variety developed to be resistant to Wilt, the disease which has decimated English Hop Gardens.

  • Gold Award in Beauty of Hops Award 1997
  • Gold Award in Strong Bitter Category of Champion Beer of Britain Competition 1999
  • Category winner at the First Great Western Octoberfest 1998 and
  • S.E. SIBA Brewing Awards 2002.


WASSAIL – 6.0% ALC VOL

Wassail

A strong chestnut ruby Premium ale with an oaky aroma containing sherry and mature fruit. The flavour is warming, fruity and strong. At 6.0% it is considered by CAMRA to be a Barley Wine, but its characteristics are more those of a strong “Winter Warmer” style bitter.

  • Beer of the Festival Cardiff 1992
  • Silver Award Strong Bitter Category of Champion Beer of Britain Competition 1992
  • Silver Award Great Aberystwyth Beer Festival 1998
  • Bronze Award S.E. SIBA Brewing Awards 2002

Originally brewed in 1980 for Ballards’ first Christmas, popular demand has forced us to brew it all the year round ever since. It was first bottled in 1995.

Ballards Brewery

The Old Sawmill, Nyewood, Hampshire GU31 5HA
Telephone: 01730 821362 or 01730 821301

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