The Duck and Drake in Leeds was recently voted as Winter Pub of the Year 2016 by the West Riding Branch of SPBW (Society for the Preservation of Beers from the Wood). The presentatation was made to the pub last night and to celebrate the award some of our beers were available from the wood. The pub owns a number of wooden casks and we were most happy to fill three of them for the occasion with Nettlethrasher, Pilgrim IPA and the multi-award winning 1872 Porter.
At 4.4% ABV Nettlethrasher is is our premium “Best Bitter”. A copper flavoursome ale, complex and fruity. Made from a combination of six malts, complimented with English Challenger and Bramling Cross hops to give a smooth fruity character and delicate blackcurrant aroma.
Pilgrim is a 5.0% ABV single hopped straw coloured India Pale Ale with deep fruit and spice flavour and aroma with a refreshing bitterness.
Needing no introduction but we will give one anyway, at 6.5% ABV 1872 Porter is arguably the most decorated beer in recent British brewing history. A rich, complex, dark ruby porter from an 1872 recipe. It has an old port nose, coffee and bitter chocolate flavours from four malts including finest Maris Otter and English hops. Supreme Champion Beer of Britain. Three times National Winter Ales Champion.