Here at Cat Asylum we are plundering the archives to achieve something unique – a voyage into the great tastes formulated by the master brewers of the past. Every beer is something newly recreated, another chance to discover what history tasted like.

Historical beers

Newark IPA

Newark IPA

A 1910 recipe from the Warwick & Richardson’s archive.

An historical English IPA, discovered during Ron Pattinson’s research into the brewing history of Newark. It has the rounded character typical of the period with the hop bitterness coming from its use of generous amounts of Cluster and East Kent Goldings.

Wee Moggy

Wee Moggy

A Scottish Pale Ale.

Based on a recipe for a traditional Scottish 70 shilling light, extra pale with the smoothness that malted oats give.

The big Smoke Stout

The big Smoke Stout

A collaboration brown stout from the Cat Asylum Brewing Company and Edinburgh Brewing Cooperative.

A sweet malt base with a biscuity-dry aftertaste over a background of oaky smokiness.  A fireside stout for when the night draws in.

Modern beers

Simcoe Pale Ale

Simcoe Pale Ale

A modern American Ale.

Simcoe is particularly popular in American India Pale Ales and “double IPA”, especially as a dry hop. It provides a pleasant “orange crush” element to beer aromatics.

Columbus Pale

Columbus Pale

A refreshing pale ale.

Columbus hops from the Pacific North West of the USA help to produce a beer with complex lemon/citrus flavours and a fine bitter finish. 

Saisons and other beers

Limited Edition IPA

Limited Edition IPA

A limited Edition Newark IPA.

As part of a series, this is our historic Newark IPA brewed for the first time with a yeast actually form the town.  Safeguarded since 1958, this yeast has been retrieved and brough back to life by our friends at NCYC.  It helps to give the beer a distinctive malty body with fruit ...

Limited Edition Newark HB

Limited Edition Newark HB

A limited edition A Newark Brown Ale.

HB beer was originally brewed to recreate the brown ales that had been popular in the home brew (HB) pubs of the 1800's.  This special edition utilises the 1958 Newark yeast, brought out of the vaults and back to life by NCYC. Here it emphasises the rounded malt flavours, giving a warming ...

Bohemian Pilsner

Bohemian Pilsner

A clean tasting classic larger.

A premium larger, brewed with Pilsner malt and Perle hops.

Bottle conditioned beer.  Containing natural yeast.

St Wulfram's IPA

St Wulfram's IPA

This beer was brewed and blessed by Reverend Amanda Cartwright on Sunday, 16 February 2020, to commemorate the 1300th anniversary of the death of St Wulfram and celebrate the return in 2020 of his relics to Grantham.

It is a typical English IPA with the hop bitterness coming from its use of gener ous amounts of Cluster and East Kent Goldings.

The parish church of St Wulfram's ...

No1 Barley Wine

No1 Barley Wine

A 1916 recipe, barrel aged in oak.

This barley wine was brewed to an authentic 1916 Ron Pattinson recipe.  12 months aging in Chardonnay barrels has produced a complex , intensely flavoured beer that can be successfully laid down for many years.

Double Brown Stout

Double Brown Stout

An 1951 recipe, refermented in oak.

An 1851 recipe stout, finished with Brettanomyces in Oak barrels to provide an intense and complex flavour profile.  The tase of history, this beer can successfully be laid down of many years.