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23rd November 2020

Rioja Barrel Aged Beers

The nights are dark and definately colder, so why not treat yourself, hunker down and indulge. Not only do we have three beautiful Rioja Barrel Aged beers, but we’ve also teamed up with Teesdale Cheesemakers to bring you the perfect pairing….

The Lady In Red – Alc. 5.7% vol.

The base beer is our core Best Bitter – Lady Marmalade – a classic, sweet, full bodied beer. Nine months in Rioja Barrel has transformed this in to a lighter and mildly tarte beer with a beautiful acidic zingy aroma, mild tannin notes and a refreshing dry finish.

Pairs perfectly with Teesdale Cheesmakers White Hilton.


Beets Rouge – Alc. 7.7% vol.

Originally Beet de Garde, a Beetroot Biere de Garde this was a big sweet earthy beer and nine months in Rioja Barrel has surprisingly retained much of its original character but also added a great rich wood character, tanin notes and a hint of Rioja fruitiness.

It goes brilliantly with Teesdale Cheesmakers Teesdale Blue.


Red Yeti – Alc. 12.2% vol.

The original brew was a collaboration with our friends at Brew York, a Botanical Quadrupel full of aniseed and sweetness. The orignal beer is still very much present but dialed up to 11. It has the added character of the barrel, Rioja notes, sherry, leather, tanin and a great dryness.

This makes a great paring with Teesdale Cheesmakers Barney Brie.

~ Rioja Barrel Aged Beers ~
Released Friday 20/11/20

~ Beers and Teesdale Cheesemakers pairings ~
Released Saturday 21/11/20

Where to Buy
For UK wide, ice packed, 24hr delivery

The beers will be available across the UK from independent stores from Thursday 26/11/20

Based in County Durham, Daniel and Gemma McColl launched McColl’s Brewery in spring 2017. Inspired by traditional British, Belgian and new wave beer styles we look to create beer that everyone can enjoy.

Press release from McColl’s Brewery

Danny – 07712 658112 / 01388 417250