Robert Cains & Company
Limited, Stanhope Street, Liverpool L8 5X0
Tel. 0151 7098734 Fax. 0151 7088395 email:
CAINS FINEST BITTER
A regular winner of awards for quality and flavour, and
winner of the silver medal at the International Brewing Industry Awards
2002, this refreshing yet full-bodied bitter is a favourite with beer
drinkers everywhere. The rich flavours of premium malt and goldings hops
are unmistakable in this well balanced, traditionally brewed bitter.
A Gold medal winner in the international brewing
industry awards 2000, and a three times bronze medal winner at the Great
British Beer Festival in the Best Mild category, this is a smooth, full
flavoured, truly dark mild with a rich creamy head. It has a full body
and distinctive roasted malt taste, balanced by its fresh hop character.
Complex flavours and aromas are achieved by blending deeply roasted malt
and adding a selected blend of English hops, including dry hops, to the
cask conditioned beer.
CAINS FA (Formidable Ale)
Cains FA is no small beer: despite its deceptively pale golden colour,
it boasts a big, smooth flavour and strong punch. Brewed with the finest
English malts, and conditioned in cask with dry hops to produce fresh
hop aromas and a fuller flavour, delighting the mouth and stimulating
WINNER SILVER AWARD AT THE W&SI International
Beer Challenge 2005.
Did you know that IPA stands for Indian Pale Ale, and that it was
originally brewed for sale in India, becoming popular in the UK
following a shipwreck in the Irish Sea in 1827, when barrels of IPA were
auctioned off in Liverpool? IPA is one of Cains’ best selling cask ales:
a refreshing session beer, with a subtle hop aroma and a light, yet full
We also offer a range of
seasonal ales. See our own website for details.
Born in County Cork in 1826,
Robert Cain first arrived in Liverpool at the age of eighteen. From his
modest pay as a merchant seaman he managed to accumulate sufficient funds
to buy a pub with brewhouse attached in Limekiln Lane. He rapidly gained a
reputation for his brewing skills and quickly became known throughout the
city for the exceptional quality of his beers. By 1878 demand for his ales
was such that he acquired an old established brewery on the current site.
A new brewery was built between 1883 and 1902 and was considered to be the
most modern of the time.
This is the landmark red brick
brewery where Cains Ales are still brewed to this day. In 1911 Cains was
merged with Walkers of Warrington. This formed a new company known as
Walker Cain Ltd. All production was transferred to Warrington and in 1923
the Stanhope Brewery was sold to Daniel Higson.
In 1985 the Brewery was
acquired by Boddingtons and in 1990 the Boddington brands were acquired by
Whitbread, leaving the Brewery to close.
In 1990 the Brewery was reopened by G.B. Brewers ltd and in 1991 was
renamed Robert Cain & Co Ltd and is still dedicated to producing award
winning ales in the tradition of those originally brewed by Robert Cain
As a legendary brew master,
Robert Cain used only the finest malt, hops and yeast to brew exceptional
beers which he proudly advertised as “Superior Ales and Stouts”. Cains
range of traditional ales are a local favourite across Mersyside and have
become established across the UK and in export markets. The discerning
drinker who enjoy Cains cask-conditioned ales will immediately recognise
the rich flavours and individual character of Cains packaged beers,
because they are all brewed with exactly the same skill, dedication and
only the very best natural ingredients.