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812: Chatsworth (Peak Ales) | Beer Gardener's Tap

The brewery: "Peak Ales have been brewing award-winning beer on the Chatsworth Estate since 2005. With a selection of craft ale including Chatsworth Gold made with Chatsworth Estate honey, you can't go wrong with any of these Peak District pints."

The beer: "When James Paine built the Chatsworth stables in the 1760s, a brewery was included. Rather than carry the barrels to the house cellar, a lead pipe was sunk from the brew house through the garden to the cellar.

In the 1950s, it was decided to uproot the lead pipe for the salvage value. When tracing it through the first Duke’s greenhouse, it was found that the gardeners had tapped into it! When ale was flowing down the pipe, the brewers would tip the wink to the gardeners so they could ‘borrow’ the odd pint or two."

Lovely drop this, a good quality lovely coloured traditional bitter. 5% A B.V.

October 2022.