Hardknott is about good beer. Really, that should be all we have to say.
But, lets say a little more, just in case you are interested.
Our aim is to make beer that is unique and different. Perhaps beer to challenge the drinkers perceptions of drinking. We don’t want to make beer that is run-of-the-mill, not because we think that drinking a few pints with mates is somehow an inferior activity, no, we do it ourselves, often. But there are lots of beers out there that are superb session quaffers, we want to make beer that compliments the wealth of beers already out there rather than just copy some old classic.
Most of our beer goes out in casks and we’re very happy about that. No, really, we are absolutely delighted and have no intention of changing that.
Some we put into bottles, but generally only the higher strength beers. They are all bottle conditioned and we are delighted about that too. We don’t like to call them Real-Ale-in-a-bottle, although we could, we just don’t want to. However, we do think that beer put into bottle with minimum filtering and then allowed to develop a natural carbonation are quality products.
At the moment we are experimenting with “Craft Keg” which we class as good beer, with minimum filtration, put into containers that are able to be served without the unfortunate effects of extraneous air spoiling the beer. We are especially excited about this too.
Beer should not be confined to the narrow view of the masses. There is no reason why it can’t be pretentious and bold, challenging and adventurous, modern and cutting edge. Throw away your traditional constraints, leave the safety of your favourite barstool, catch up with the new and vibrant future and explore a world that will change your mind forever.
This project is part financed by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas.