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810: Peak Ales | Black Stag


The brewery: "In 2003 Robert and Debra Evans had a carefully prepared plan – sell the house, uproot their family, leave secure jobs and set up a microbrewery in the Peak District…..Chatsworth suggested he took a look at Cunnery Barn on the Chatsworth Estate, the barn buildings were in disrepair but the potential was obvious; the perfect location for a microbrewery had been discovered. Two years later and after many hurdles including planning, electricity, drainage, renovation, finance and resident barn owls, the first beer had been brewed and the owls had a purpose built nesting box – no other barn owls in Derbyshire have accommodation so grand!”

The beer: "Delicious British Bramling Cross & Target Hops combined with seven different malts producing a roasted coffee and chocolate base, with a spicy blackcurrant and liquorice finish.
If you like a moorish velvet stout then Black Stag is for you!"

Another tasty Peak Ale, and quite possible my favourite so far - delicious. 4.8% A.B.V.
October 2022