The Beer School
Westhoughton, BL5 3AZ

The Beer School
Westhoughton, BL5 3AZ

Cask Beers Available

Cask Beers Available

Salopian - Oracle

Oracle - 4%



4% abv

A crisp, sparkling sunflower gold ale with a striking hop profile. Dry and refreshing with a long citrus aromatic finish. Hops: Citra and Amarillo.

Hophurst - Fjord

Fjord - 4.5%



4.5% abv

An unfined Kveik pale ale, with a burst of tropical fruit, pineapple and orange from lots of American Amarillo and Ekuanot hops.

Beartown - Mild 3 - Hazelnut Mild

Mild 3 - Hazelnut Mild - 4.3%

Mild 3 - Hazelnut Mild


4.3% abv

We love a good mild but we live in a subjective world, so to ensure you find a mild to love, we have created you three to try this May. Get your lips around our Hazelnut Mild! Vegan friendly.

Craft Keg Available

Beavertown - Bones Lager

Bones Lager - 4.4%

Bones Lager


4.4% abv

A pale gold bready lager, crisp, subtle citrus hints and a smooth clean aftertaste. Dead. Good. Lager!

Squawk - Crex

Crex - 4.5%



4.5% abv

Session IPA dry-hopped with falconers flight, a light body and citrus aroma makes a very drinkable beer.

Wilde Child - Slippery Customer

Slippery Customer - 5.5%

Slippery Customer

Wilde Child

5.5% abv

Don't let the slippery customer fool you with his fruity facade. This beer contains real fruit but will leave you sucker punched like a penny sweet shop sour candy and possibly turn your face inside out.

Beavertown - Gamma Ray

Gamma Ray - 5.4%

Gamma Ray


5.4% abv

The concept was to create a juicy tropical beer. A brew you can sit on and drink all day, rammed with juicy malts and huge tropical aromas of mango and grapefruit. Massive additions of American hops are added to the whirlpool giving huge hop flavour. The beer is then dry hopped for days, driving the punchy aromas so you can smell it from miles away!

Beavertown - Neck Oil

Neck Oil - 4.3%

Neck Oil


4.3% abv

We wanted to create a light, crisp, punchy, go to beer! A beer that you know you can pick up and appreciate or simply get it down ya neck. Extra pale base malts are used to keep it crisp and give the hops a great platform to dance on. Masses of hop additions during the whirlpool and a huge dose of dry hops make this a brilliantly 'easy' IPA.

Ciders & Perries Available

Ross On Wye - 2021 Fruit Blast!

2021 Fruit Blast! - 6%

2021 Fruit Blast!

Ross On Wye

6% abv

A gorgeous blend of 60% Somerset Redstreak, 20% Tremletts Bitter and of course, 20% Foxwhelp. This cider is fruit-forward, drinkable, and gloriously low alcohol at 6.0%! (Yes that’s low for pure juice cider!!) This cider is exactly what we want to enjoy as the sun begins to set later in the day, the temperature reaches the balmy teens, and cider season is well and truly back upon us.

Ross On Wye - 2022 Ellis Bitter S.V.

2022 Ellis Bitter S.V. - 6.3%

2022 Ellis Bitter S.V.

Ross On Wye

6.3% abv

Very tasty early season cider that is mostly a single variety Ellis Bitter - but the trees grow either side of Foxwhelp, and it seems there’s maybe 2-4% Foxwhelp apples giving this some extra kick. Exceptionally fruity right now, still a tiny little bit of residual sugar that is kicking on and causing the boxes to blow up a tiny bit, but that will settle down over the next few weeks and can be easily vented. Gentle acidity, fruit forward, strong characterful tannins, very drinkable cider at a remarkably sessionable natural ABV.

Ross On Wye - 2022 Opposites Attract

2022 Opposites Attract - 7.4%

2022 Opposites Attract

Ross On Wye

7.4% abv

The season debut of 2022! An unusual and exciting cider: 72% Ellis Bitter, 20% Foxwhelp, 8% Bramley. These powerful and famous cider apples combine to balance each other out in a unique expression of the season.

Coming Soon

Salopian - Shropshire Gold

Shropshire Gold - 3.8%

Shropshire Gold


3.8% abv

Golden, with a floral aroma and a full hoppy flavour that is balanced by a crisp dry maltiness and a rich finish. Hops: Brewers Gold and Cascade.

Hophurst - Harlequin

Harlequin - 3.8%



3.8% abv

Single hopped English pale ale using Harlequin hops giving flavours of passion fruit, peach and pineapple.

Nightjar - Lost in Ikea

Lost in Ikea - 4.2% (keg)

Lost in Ikea (keg)


4.2% abv

Mouthwateringly soft and pillowy session NEIPA. We've not scrimped on the hop content and have double dry hopped with Ekuanot and Mosaic giving hazy explosions of almost creamy, fresh, ripe mango with notes of juicy melon and tangerines. Unfined and unfiltered for a visually thick and perfectly pale NEIPA.

Ross On Wye - Somerset Redstreak / Major / Foxwhelp 2021

Somerset Redstreak / Major / Foxwhelp 2021 - 6.8% (keg)

Somerset Redstreak / Major / Foxwhelp 2021 (keg)

Ross On Wye

6.8% abv

Our favourite session blend is back! The perfect early season blend of cider apples never fails to disappoint – the trees grow side by side and fruit in the same window. They are meant to go together! In this blend they are all equally proportioned, meaning 33% bittersharp (Foxwhelp) bringing acidity, with 66% bittersweet (Somerset Redstreak and Major) bringing tannin and body. The result is a balanced cider that has drinkability and identity. So enjoyable. Kegged pét nat from the 2021 season, this is fresh and young.

Also Available

Foreign Keg

Hofmeister Helles 5.0%

Helles lager


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