We are delighted to welcome the arrival of award winning Ghost Ship Pale Ale on tap at The Bell Inn Murrow. Adnams’ Ghost Ship Pale Ale is inspired by one of most haunted pubs in one of the UK’s most haunted villages, The Bell at Walberswick where the shores are littered with eerie wrecks of smuggling ships from a bygone era.
In 1975 a centenary ale was concocted with an abv of around 9%. Unusually rather than simply call it Centenary ale it was decided its name would be Deathly Pale. The label was duly designed featuring a skull and crossbones, labels were printed and delivered to Adnams but at the last moment the label was pulled.
Perhaps the label was too similar to the symbol for poison but whatever the reason new labels were quickly commissioned and the beer was renamed Centenary ale. A few hand labelled bottles of Deathly Pale did escape from the brewery, one of which sits in the cabinet at the Red Lion in Southwold.
Ghost Ship Pale Ale was adapted from a recipe for Deathly Pale Ale. Ever heard of it? Well if you haven’t you’re not alone. Even the most avid Adnams fans would struggle with this one and with good reason, it never existed, or at least not officially.
Ghost Ship has won several awards.
Gold Medal Winner at The Indie Beer Can Awards 2014
Silver Medal winner at the 2014 International Beer Challenge.
Bronze Medal Winner at The International Brewing Awards, 2013
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We are delighted to advise of the arrival of Bitburger at The Bell. Bitburger is one of Germany’s top selling beers and, as most lager & beer drinkers will agree, the Germans make some of the best beer available anywhere.
The Bitburger brewery was founded in 1817 by Johann Wallenborn and is based in Bitburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.
Bitburger is considered “Germany’s Draft Beer no.1” (Deutschlands Fassbiermarke Nr. 1)
We’re delighted to announce the guest Ale this week is Old Growler from the Nethergate Brewery in Suffolk.
Unfortunately by the time of writing/posting this blog it has all but sold out!
Lesson learned – next time we’ll get more.
The legendary Old Growler – what a pedigree, what a porter! Like a grumpy old family pet much loved for its independent character and suffer-no-fools, yet its curmudgeonly appearance belying its gentle character and easy going
nature. The only beer to have twice won Overall Champion at the CAMRA Winter Beer Festival; its many awards also include Supreme Champion at the Chicago International Beer Festival and voted Best of 2011 by the Beer Tasting Institute of America, so it’s even top dog across the pond.
A complex, satisfying Porter, smooth and distinctive. Roast malt and fruit feature on the palate and the finish is powerfully hoppy. Tantalising taste buds since 1988. Now where did we put that Crufts entry form, it must be time for another award by now?
Available at The Bell Murrow – but only if you are quick!
This guest ale for February 2018 is Citra Ale brewed by The Hop Back Brewery
The Hop Back Brewery have always been famous for their hoppy golden beers, but Citra Ale comes with a transatlantic twist.
This guest ale is packed with American Citra and English Pioneer hops, this thirst quencher has a powerful grapefruit and lemon taste, really crisp, dry and bitter. Originally brewed as one of our monthly specials in 2013, it proved so popular, they’ve made it a permanent fixture! Refreshing but extremely moreish.
Welcome to the first post in our new blog for The Bell Inn Murrow.
We took over the pub on January 18th 2018 and everything has moved at such a pace we’ve no idea where the time has gone! We would like to say a huge ‘Thank You’ to everyone who has shown us such great support over the past few weeks.