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Copthorne Brewing Co.
at the time of our visit located at The Nags Head, Old Great North Road, Sutton-on-Trent, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG23 6QJ tel: 01636 821802 http://www.quaffale.org.uk/php/brewery/1594 Dean Penney, Brewer tel: 07523 340989
visited by Wakefield CAMRA, 30 September 2010
|The Nags Head is no longer a coaching inn and no longer on the A1, but.......|
|...................it has some damn fine
locally brewed ales.
On the bar are Gold 4.0% a straw coloured hoppy session ale, Classic 3.8% a crisp golden brew with a hint of honey, Comanche 4.4% copper in colour with caramel overtones and Cossack 4.3% a bronze ale with toffee hints. Also brewed is Black Beauty at 4.8% a traditional London-style porter.
Just how local?
|Take a look round the back with brewer Dean Penney. We have been told that Dean is/was brewery engineer not so far away at Milestone Brewery.|
|It's a six barrel plant previously at
Cathedrals Brewery in Lincoln.
Everything just gleams! (It's the same with the fermenters downstairs)
From the left, hot liquor tank, mash tun, electrically heated copper
|Brewer Dean Penney explains his philosophy.|
In August 2011 the brewery re-located a short distance to Darlton, just East of Markham.
These photos and many more of the brewery can be seen at higher resolution on a Picasa Web album.