Watsons Brewery – the Beers

Registered with HMRC in late 2016, Watsons Brewery is starting small but has big ambitions. The first Watsons Brewery beers are available in bottles, and casks appeared at the Colchester Winter Beer Festival in January 2017 and the Chappel Winter Beer Festival in March 2017.

More bottles are due in mid-March, then casks in Colchester pubs and at the Easter Beer Festival at the Mersea Vineyard, and other festivals in Essex after that. Works on the brewhouse in April/May will be followed by an increase in brewing capacity.

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Brew 19 : 8Grain

8 different grains, US hops and yeast, for a roasty hoppy stout. 5.9%abv. Destined for the West Mersea beer festival ...
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Brew 18 : Old Ben’s Chocolate Oatmeal Stout

Appearing in a cask at a TBA location at the end of March ...
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Brew 17 : Mangomarillo

An Amarillo-hopped pale ale with lactose, fermented with US yeast, with fresh mango puree added to the fermenter ...
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Brew 16 : The Diesel

A 6%abv American Red Ale, with just a touch of rye. Available in bottles at Two Brews in Colchester ...
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Brew 15 : Imperial Black Otter

Bottles of 6%abv Black Otter IPA. Black velvetty and hoppy, using Maris Otter hops (and therefore just like a Dutch ...
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Brew 14 : Amarillo Single Hop American Pale Ale

Amarillo hops y'all, American ale yeast, water and malt. 5.5% abv. Available in cask at the Chappel Winter Beer Festival ...
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Brew 13 : Irish Red Ale

Brewed for the Chappel Winter Beer Festival in early March 2017, this Irish Red Ale used (unsurprisingly) Irish Ale Yeast ...
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Brew 12 : Imperial Black Otter

I'm keen to avoid getting into a rut, and brewing the same beers all the time. So, whilst this is ...
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Brew 11 : Old Ben’s Chocolate Oatmeal Stout

Old Ben's Chocolate Oatmeal Stout - a smooth, session stout with a gently roastiness and chocolate backbone (but not too ...
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Brew 10 : Black Otter

At 5.7% a stronger version of brew 7, destined for cask at the Colchester Winter Beer Festival at the end ...
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Brew 9 : Black Lava

A robust porter with a subtle liquorice and vanilla backbone to give it even more depth. 5.6%abv - a great ...
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Brew 8 : West Coast IPA

A second batch of the American hops+yeast pale ale. 5.9% abv. Available at Two Brews on Crouch Street in Colchester ...
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Brew 7 : Black Otter

A dark, velvet and hoppy black ale ...
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Brew 6 : London Bitter

I decided that the beer wasn't anywhere as near as good as the label design, so this bitter (it came ...
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Brew 5 : Wayward Mild

Dark and chocolate malts add colour and flavour to the mild malt which forms the bulk of the recipe, which ...
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Brew 4 : Irish Red Ale

A malty, sweet Irish Red, using an Irish Ale yeast ...
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Brew 3 : Baltic Porter

Available at Two Brews, Crouch Street, Colchester, from Tuesday 20th December 2016 ...
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Brew 2 : West Coast IPA

American yeast and American hops for a brasher version of IPA ...
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Brew 1 : Sorachi Saison

Making the most of a late September heatwave - a saison, fermented at a much higher temperature than most beers ...
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