When the Lake District was awarded UNESCO World Heritage status the National Trust approached us with the concept of making beers that reflected the pillars on which the Lake District is entered on the UNESCO list:
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CASTLERIGG BLONDE (4.2%)
This is our first World Heritage Ale, named after Castlerigg stone circle near Keswick, where the landscape inspired ancient Brittons to erect the stone circle, marking the landscape ever since and now having been conserved to stand into the future.
This pale ale is a classic Tirril ale, easy drinking, made with Fuggles and Goldings hops and just a few of our Cascade and Liberty hops to make the taste linger.
This will be our second World Heritage ale, with a darker character to match the brooding feeling of the Roman Hardknott fort in Eskdale.
The inspiring Hardknott Pass is England’s steepest road, and the conservation of the Roman Fort are all aspects of the Lake Districts UNESCO status.
This dark malty beer is the epitome of a classic English Ale made with a combination of British Fuggles, Goldings and Challenger hops giving a rich mellow quintessentially British pint.
We are currently use malted barley which is grown near to the Edinburgh and Forth Bridge World Heritage Sites as part of the National Trust’s aspirations for this project.
We would also like to thank Dave Bailey of Hardknott Brewery for letting us use the Hardknott name for our beer.