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Jennings

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CONTACT US
Jennings Bros PLC, Castle Brewery, Cockermouth, Cumbria  CA13 9NE
Tel. 0845 1297190   Fax. 0845 1297186  email - via our website.  website www.jenningsbrewery.co.uk

OUR HISTORY - Click Here to read about the brewery's past.

OUR BEERS (Core & Seasonal)

RED BREAST  4.5% ABV
Brewed with two classic English cone hops and natural coloured malt, this latest addition to the Jennings portfolio drinks with full flavour for a warming glow. Redbreast is available in draught.

1828   3.8% ABV
A light easy to drink, pale coloured session ale.

COCKER HOOP  4.6% ABV
An award-winning golden bitter from an all malt brew, with Styrian Golding hops added at various stages, to give a classic hop flavour and aroma. A bitter beer of great character appealing to those drinkers really appreciate their beer and are looking for quality. Launched in September 1995 as 'September Ale', Jennings Cocker Hoop has become hugely popular, particularly with Lake District tourists in summer.

CRAG RAT  4.3% ABV
COLOUR AND TASTING NOTES
Brewed using pale ale malt from the premier brewing barley - farm assured Maris Otter, grown on the coastal strip of Norfolk - to produce its distinctive golden colour.


Two classic varieties of English whole cone hops are used to give a delicate flavour and aroma - a variety of Fuggles, grown in Herefordshire with a root stock in excess of 60 years old; and Goldings, grown in Kent, the garden of England.

The finest brewing sugars are also used to contribute to the ale's distinctive taste, and last but not least, pure Lakeland water is used, from a spring that has been supplying water since the time of the Norman Conquest.

SELLING FEATURES
This refreshing, golden coloured bitter is the result of the Head Brewer's years of experience and the fine, natural ingredients that are used.  It is perfect to slake any thirst at the end of a day's climbing.

An authentic brand proposition, with eye catching imagery and a quirky name that celebrates all those men and women who gain pleasure from climbing on the wonderful crags and cliffs to be found in the home of British rock climbing - the Lake District. ('Crag Rat' is a light-hearted term used locally to describe particularly keen and enthusiastic climbers).

HISTORY OF THE BRAND
Another new addition to the Jennings portfolio, Crag Rat was developed for launch in May 2001, in response to a demand for more seasonal beers.

CUMBERLAND ALE   4.0% - 4.2% ABV
COLOUR AND TASTING NOTES
A distinctively darker bitter brewed with malt made from Maris Otter barley and the careful addition of amber malt, to give a nutty flavour that supports a subtle blend of English aromatic hops.
SELLING FEATURES
A full flavoured beer, with a delicate hop character, making it ideal for the demanding, modern beer drinker. HISTORY OF THE BRAND
Developed in 1991 by our Second Brewer, Mary Minty, Jennings Cumberland Ale has become a firm favourite nationwide. It is the best selling brand in the Jennings Range outside the Lake District.

JJ No 1  4.3% ABV
A premium ale, brewed using two classic varieties of English hops - Fuggles, grown in Herefordshire, and Goldings, grown in Kent. The malt used in the brew is farm assured Maris Otter, grown in Norfolk, combined with a selection of coloured malts, to produce the ale's distinctive chestnut colour.

A brand with real authenticity, brewed in the name of the Jennings founder, who established the company in 1828. A beer with proven consumer acceptance. Initially introduced as Fell Runner in the spring of 2001, it received such a positive reception that it was considered worthy of being brewed in the name of the founder John Jennings, or 'old JJ' to his friends.

JENNINGS DARK MILD  3.1% ABV
A very dark, malty mild, which is characteristically sweet, but well balanced and extremely drinkable. At 3.1% ABV, it is ideal for those seeking a lower strength beer. Without wanting to compromise on taste. Jennings Dark Mild has a good reputation, being well regarded by mild drinkers everywhere and has developed a very loyal following. It has been produced for many years and demand has continued during the decline of the mild market - recently it has enjoyed something of a revival.

SNECK LIFTER  5.1% ABV
COLOUR AND TASTING NOTES
A dark beer with a reddish tinge derived from the use of coloured malts, perfectly balanced with specially formulated brewing sugars and English aromatic hops.
SELLING FEATURES
A strong, satisfying ale, wonderfully warming and full of complex flavours to create an intriguing beer of great character.
HISTORY OF THE BRAND
First introduced in 1990 as a winter warmer, Jennings Sneck Lifter has become a firm favourite in the portfolio. The origin of the name lies in Northern dialect where it means a door latch, although in this context a Sneck-Lifter was a mans last sixpence which enabled him to "lift the latch" of a pub door and buy himself a pint, hoping to meet friends there who might treat him to one or two more.

CUMBERLAND CREAM  4.0% ABV
COLOUR AND TASTING NOTES
A golden coloured brewery conditioned beer with delicate hop characteristics, brewed with finest British ingredients - Maris Otter barley, aromatic hops and pure water from the Castle Brewery's own well.
SELLING FEATURES
A smooth version of Cumberland Ale that will appeal perfectly to discerning bitter drinkers who like a full flavoured, well chilled pint.
HISTORY OF THE BRAND
New for the Millennium in response to customer demands for a brewery conditioned ale which is stronger, but lighter in colour than Old Smoothy.

JENNINGS BITTER  3.5% ABV
COLOUR AND TASTING NOTES:
A distinctively darker bitter brewed with malt made from Maris Otter barley and the careful addition of amber malt, to give a nutty flavour that supports a subtle blend of English aromatic hops.
SELLING FEATURES
A very drinkable strength with a really moreish taste, making it an ideal session beer for those seeking something distinctive.
HISTORY OF THE BRAND
Jennings Bitter is the original beer in the Jennings range. It is most popular in the Lake District, Jennings heartland, but it is also appreciated by drinkers in many other parts of the country.

OLD SMOOTHY  3.5% ABV
COLOUR AND TASTING NOTES
A distinctively darker bitter, brewed with malt made from Maris Otter barley and the careful addition of Amber malt, to give a nutty flavour that supports a subtle blend of English aromatic hops.
SELLING FEATURES
All the flavour and aroma of Jennings Bitter, captured in brewery conditioned form, to deliver a smooth, cool, refreshing beer.
HISTORY OF THE BRAND
Only introduced in 1996, Jennings Old Smoothy has already attracted drinkers who do not want to sacrifice taste for a consistently good pint.

LA'AL COCKLE WARMER 6.5% VOL - SEASONAL ALE
A strong mellow ruby coloured ale, with a well balanced flavour of malt made from Maris Otter barley and the finest English aromatic hops. A wonderful winter ale - ideal to warm the cockles of your heart on a cold winter's night.

When popular demand dictated that the company's original winter ale should be make available all year round, Jennings La'al Cockle Warmer was created in order to continue a seasonal offering. First produced in 1995, the name was devised to reflect its warming qualities and as its strength suggested it would sometimes be consumed in half pints, the addition of La'al, the Cumbrian word for little, seemed appropriate.

CROSS BUTTOCK ALE  4.5% ABV  - SEASONAL ALE
A traditional all malt bitter beer which is rich in colour, brewed with malt made from Maris Otter barley and hopped with English Fuggles and Goldings.

A well balanced beer with a classic hop character that is both refreshing and satisfying. Launched in September 1998 as a new season's ale. The name comes from a term which has been used for centuries in Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling to describe a particular type of throw.

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