Our Beers

Tommos Mild 3.4%

For Tommos’ Mild we have used 3 different types of malt to give this beer depth and richness. Mild is a traditional ale. mainly drunk around the midlands. This brew was developed in time for ‘Mild May’ a celebration of all good things about Mild Bitter, and is a tradition that we need to keep alive. The chocolate malt gives this ale a distinctive velvet texture and maintains its rich smooth flavors with no bitterness on the palate.  . The beer is named after Steve Tomlin, who has been one of the instigators behind pushing Hartshorne Cricket Club into the positive and proactive community club it is today. Steve is incredibly tall, hence the size of the stumps in the pump clip.

Mawbs 3.7%

Light and Refreshing, This popular citrusy ale gives us a crisp sharp palate with a subtle taste of Ginger. As we explain in the marketing of this product, Its Excellence, with a touch of Ginger. Our pump clip denotes Hartshorne cricket club legend Neil Mawbey and his son Dan who played cricket for the club aged just 10, he was then installed as 1st team Captain in 2023.

Hayles Ale 3.8%

Hayles ale at 3.8% was brewed to celebrate another member of the Golden Duck Brewery team. Hayley was set on to run our Brewery Tap on Fridays and keep the rest of us in line. Light and refreshing session ale with a crisp bitter edge, and brewed with all American hops which provides a citrus aroma.

Old Rivalry 4.0%

Old Rivalry was developed to commemorate the meeting of England and Australia in the Ashes. The chestnut offering is robust in flavors, given a deceptively strong bitter taste to a smooth session beer. The floral overtones to this ale have proved popular with local pub dwellers and will be one for future test matches between the two rivals. Let’s hope the Lion wins.

Tinners Tipple 4.1%

At 4.1% this tipple is relatively low in alcohol compared to our other brews, but what it lacks in alcohol, it makes up with flavor and body. This light pale ale is packed with hops and leaves a satisfying bitter finish. This brew is named after Hartshorne cricket stalwart Mark Stone. Mark has played for the club since the 90,s and has served the club in various roles, more importantly being instrumental in bringing several of the younger members through the various age groups of the club. Our pump clip denotes Mark relaxing on the boundary day dreaming about anything but the match in hand. In this instance he is dreaming about his Tata’s…… and we can let him explain this further, when you meet him.

Extra Pale 4.2%

A later addition to our brewing family. In 2018, we had been looking to extend our range to offer some added variation. Friend of the brewery and regular at the Cellar bar, Andy Fairfield who ran the Bulls Head in Polesworth suggested we try an extra pale ale. Harrys first stab, proved to be highly successful and has been a regular ever since. Sadly, Andy has since passed away, but we remember him, every time we brew this special beer. The straw coloured ale is always popular in the pubs and bars, and we have maintained the original brew.

LFB (Lunns First Brew) 4.3%

LFB was our first ever brew in June 2012, since then it has been a firm favorite. LFB is a light golden bitter; using Maris Otter malt and fragrant hops, this session beer is very smooth and palatable. An old fashioned no nonsense mildly hoppy beer with a slightly bitter edge and long lasting flavor, and is our biggest seller. LFB was also showcased at the Strangers bar in the Houses of Parliament in February 2015.

Nelly,s Port Stout 4.3%

Mark ‘Nelly’ Banks played for Hartshorne CC in the 1980,s and his a lifelong friend of the family. The beer demonstrates Marks love of everything Irish. He loves his Guinness and has visited the country umpteen times. Five bottles of ‘Port’ go into each brew, (pity we couldn’t get Irish Port). The port gives this smooth stout a gorgeous fruity finish

Carry on Edward 4.5%

An American IPA brewed entirely with ‘Citra’ hops. This brew has become a firm favorite with everyone and is now part of our core range. The pump clip denotes numerous depictions from memories of a drunken night at the pub. The customer can work it out……..

Wristy Fitzy 4.6%

Wristy Fitzy was Harry,s first darker beer. At 4.6% this chestnut ale uses two types of malt and has a smooth richness in taste ending with a creamy satisfying finish. This autumn favorite has proved very popular at local hostelries. The beer is named after another popular local cricketer, Paul Fitzpatrick. Paul played for Hartshorne in the early 2000’s and was also able, whilst playing for the club to introduce his two young sons, Tom and Dan to league cricket. Paul was renowned for his ability to turn the ball sideways with his particular style of wrist spin. Paul was also famous for his very loud appeals, but also played the game in the right way, with a smile always on his face.

Local Sports Brew 4.7%

Brewed entirely with Maris Otter extra pale ale malt to give this pale straw coloured ale a different malty but satisfying flavor. The brew was developed to commemorate a radio show for community radio station ‘Micro Brew Radio and one of their shows… The Local Sports Brew

Lunnys No.8 4.8%

Lunny’s Number 8 was our first non cricket related beer (apart from LFB). Our intention with this beer was to provide a really hoppy bitter with a fruity and lasting aroma. American hops have been used to give this beer a fresh and fruity pallet. This beer was initially just brewed to sell during the 5 nations rugby tournament between January to March, but proved so popular that we kept it on through the successful Lions tour of Australia.  The image in the pump clip is from an early memory that Harry has of me (Andy Lunn) playing Rugby for Burton Rugby Club, although I’m sure I had a bit more hair then.

Nosey Parker 5.0%

‘Nosey’ is a premium strong ale, golden in colour and with a stronger bitter flavor. Highly flavored hops give this beer a longer bitter flavor with floral overtones, deceptively smooth with a strong ‘nose’. The beer is named after local cricketer Martyn Parker, who has played for Overseal Phoenix and Hartshorne, Martyn, who is a great family friend has floored a few batsmen in his time but on one occasion was floored in the middle of bowling a delivery. With all running to his aid, worried about its cause he proceeded to explain that he had been floored by a wasp……. sympathy was in abundance, not!  Martyn is still playing to this day and joined an exclusive club in 2007 when taking all 10 wickets in a game for Hartshorne.

For England 5.1%

For England was brewed to celebrate all things English with hops and malt all sourced from within our country. The flag of St. George sits proudly on our pump clip and bottle labels. Brewed during specific national events such as the Queens Diamond Jubilee and sporting events, although it hasn’t celebrated success with the national football team (well not yet anyway) At 5.1% this robust and satisfying IPA provides nationalism in a glass

Bodies Bottom Lip 5.2%

Bodies Bottom Lip at 5.2% could be described as a ‘strong’ porter, but we call it an ‘extra’ porter in recognition of how strong porters would be referred to years ago. Using 3 types of malt and strong flavored hops, Harry has developed a dark rich porter with the bitterness and aroma to create a truly satisfying beer. Proving to be very popular among local hostelries. The beer is named after another local well known cricketer, Pete Bodie. Pete played for Hartshorne throughout the noughties, and even played a couple of games in 2012 with a dodgy knee. Pete was an excellent bat and opening bowler, and although very amenable off the pitch, but very grumpy on it. On this occasion Pete after not having a particularly good over at Yoxhall CC went on to take his frustration out on an advertising board at fine leg. Our pump clip immortalises in ale, the incomparable ‘Pete Bodie’, lovely fella off the cricket pitch, but very grumpy on it.

Taylor Made 5.4%

In 2018 Golden Duck were looking to develop a full strength chestnut ale. Around the same time Hartshorne Cricket Club were undertaking a charity cricket match at their home of cricket, ‘Rodney Meadows’. The First Team captain at the time was the enigmatic ‘Jordan Taylor’ who, along with his opening partner Mark Stone (Tinners Tipple) cashed in a donation of £50 to open the batting in their underpants. I personally think they would have done it for free. This scene is depicted on the pump clip and bottle label with Jordan’s parents, Kevin and Lesley with suitable expressions on their faces. ‘Taylor Made’ is a rich, smooth strong chestnut ale. Its satisfying blend of Maris Otter and Crystal Malt provides a rich tasty pint all year round

Reverend Green 5.5%

Reverend Green is a full bodied IPA which is deceptively smooth for a strong beer. Brewed with traditional English Malt and hops, the ale was developed for the ‘Halloween’ period, where we wanted to produce a particular sinister ale that creeps up on you after a couple of pints. The blend of hops has worked well since first brewed in 2012. The pump clip denotes a particular fiendish depiction of David Green, with who played for Overseal Phoenix and Hartshorne and was often seen keeping wicket with his fangs firmly out of sight. Please note, the flying bats. A particular favorite of the Brewery team.

Santas Stumped 5.5%

Santa’s Stumped is our first Christmas beer. At 5.5% Santa’s is a dark strong brown ale. Satisfyingly smooth, we have added a hint of cinnamon, to give a subtle Christmas flavor. With the strength, the cinnamon flavors fall into the background and gives the beer a rich satisfying flavor. The name of the brew was given by Tracy Parker who came up with the name at a competition run by Hartshorne Cricket club. The face on the pump clip belongs to Tracy’s son Ben Pearson, who also played for Hartshorne cricket club in the early 2000’s. Ben and Harry are the same age and grew up together.

Udders Stout 5.7%

This is one of the newer  additions to the Golden Duck range, a smooth strong and dangerous stout, using three types of malt to give a slightly sweet and rich malty flavors. (The beer is named after Hartshorne Cricket club chairman Keith Winfindale, a well-respected figure at the club).

Ton Up 6.0%

This brew was a one off to celebrate out 100th brew. Hoppy and heavy at the same time, proved a hit, and if you have a bottle saved, don’t lose it

Wilkos Wobbler 6.5%

The Wilko’s Wobbler’ is a strong golden ale with a matching strength in hops which will provide a satisfying balance of strength and bitter flavors. The beer is named after Hartshorne cricketer Ian Wilkins and was originally going to be called Wilko’s Warbler’ after his unique karaoke skills on a particular tour in Spain. The name was changed to wobbler given the effect after a couple of pints.

Half Century 7.2%

In 2014 we celebrated our 50th brew by producing a beer called ‘Half Century’ this beer at 7.1% was a one off brew, aimed mainly at the bottle market and seen as a celebratory project. The beer proved so popular with our local customers that we have decided to make a 6.5% version of the brew to add to our growing list of beers.

Dark Duck 7.2%

This particular brew was developed initially as a one off, just to see how strong we could make a stout with traditional methods, using the equipment we have in our 5.5 barrel unit. During Covid we supplied many customers with beer to keep both our customers and ourselves going, and during this period we were inundated with requests for strong beers, Rev Green being the most popular. So, Dark Duck was born. Using Chocolate and Oats to give a rich warming taste, our dark duck also has a surprising amount of hops which complement the alcohol content. It was so popular we now brew on special occasions, especially over Christmas. On the Pump clip the scene recall an image of my old school mate (he,s 60 now) Andrew PO Pearson who, after a night celebrating our half century (50 brews) with half century at 7.2% needed a hand to complete the 2 mile eventful walk home, during which he proceeds to want to do battle with every car that drove past.