Brewing by the Lake

Tuesday 20th December 2016

Lakehouse Brewing Company is Malvern’s smallest brewery, but it gave a big welcome to Worcester CAMRA members on Tuesday night. Adrian and Graeme invited us round to see the operation and try the product.

The CAMRA Crew

The CAMRA Crew

First off the block was Raven Boy Chocolate Porter, a traditional Cherry Porter at 5.9%. Very smooth with just a hint of fruit, but lots of chocolate. It was served from a bottle for our visit but is generally available in cask. It went down extremely well. 

Graeme readying a Raven Boy Chocolate Porter

Graeme readying a Raven Boy Chocolate Porter

The brewery itself is small – 2.5 barrel length – but perfectly formed. The beer is shipping in cask form to several seriously-beer pubs in the area, such as the Three Kings Hanley Castle, the Boat in Ashleworth, the Great Malvern Hotel in town, the Inn at Welland and the Seven Stars in Ledbury.

The Brewery

The Brewery

Beyond the porter was Lakehouse Pale Ale at the opposite end of the spectrum, living up to its name with a full citrus flavour. Then there was Quarrymans Amber Session Ale 3.9% and a full-on dry and hoppy American IPA.

Quarryman's Amber

Quarryman’s Amber

And to complement the beer, we had to test the Dragonfly Bitter glazed chicken legs. Perfect nibbles in every respect.

Our thanks to Adrian and Graeme for an excellent evening. Seek out their beers!

Graeme and Adrian Demonstrating the Brewers' Art

Graeme and Adrian Demonstrating the Brewers’ Art

Trouble finding the beer? – Eversley Stores at Malvern Link Top (up hill from the Nags Head) stocks the beers in bottle.

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