Black Cloak

Black Cloak

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A brand new dark beer from Bishop Nick.  BLACK CLOAK is a 4.8% Stout which pours black and smooth.  This latest Limited Edition is complex and gloriously rich.  Velvet layers of dark chocolate and caramel malts evoke treacle and coffee – it’s practically pudding!  If you enjoyed our DEVOUT Stout in 2016 and DARK TIMES Milk Stout this time last year then give this one a go and let us know what you think.

Now available in 500ml bottle, this brew sold out really quickly in cask and we’ve brewed it again.  It is limited though so once it is gone it is gone.  Think St Patrick’s Day, think Easter – a glorious chocolatey beer fit for the occassion. We all need a bit of comfort during these glacial weeks so order yours today, pull up a chair in a cosy nook and indulge.

 

Two GOLD awards for Bishop Nick

Two GOLD awards for Bishop Nick

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Bishop Nick has just been awarded Gold in two categories at the CAMRA Champion Beer of East Anglia 2018.  1555 won GOLD in Best Bitters category and Heresy won GOLD in Golden Ales category.

Our new Head Brewer Alex Ratter comes from Mighty Oak who won GOLD in the Bitters category for their Captain Bob and SILVER for Oscar Wilde in the Mild category.  So we made a good choice there!  Welcome to the team Alex.  Exciting times ahead!

See below for more information and 2018 winners.

All category competitions and the overall final judging for the CAMRA Champion Beer of East Anglia awards for 2018 have been completed. Below is the complete list of overall awards and category awards –  they were judged at CAMRA beer festivals in East Anglia over the past year:

CATEGORY

GOLD

SILVER

BRONZE

Overall Champion Beer of East Anglia

Grain

Slate

Colchester

Brazilian Coffee & Vanilla Porter

Green Jack

Ripper Tripel

Milds

Greene King

XX Mild

Mighty Oak

Oscar Wilde

Beeston

The Squirrels Nuts

Bitters

Mighty Oak

Captain Bob

Humpty Dumpty

Swallowtail

Earl Soham

Victoria Bitter

Best Bitters

Bishop Nick

1555

Milton

Sparta

Colchester

Colchester No. 1

Strong Bitters

Papworth

Robin Goodfellow

Milton

Cyclops

Leighton Buzzard

Rebel Yell

Golden Ales

Bishop Nick

Heresy

Oakham

JHB

Lacons

Affinity

Speciality Beers

Colchester

Brazilian Coffee & Vanilla Porter

Moonshine

Chocolate Orange Stout

Fat Cat

 Honey Cat

Old Ales/Stong Milds

Milton

Medusa

Elmtree

Nightlight Mild

Woodforde’s

Norfolk Nog

Porters

Grain

Slate

Cambridge Brew House

Night Porter

Humpty Dumpty

Porter

Stouts

Milton

Nero

B & T

Edwin Taylor’s Extra Stout

Elmtree

Dark Horse

Barley Wines/Strong Old Ales

Green Jack

Ripper Tripel

Lacons

Audit

Red Fox

Ruby Red Mild

WELCOME ALEX RATTER

WELCOME ALEX RATTER

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Welcome Alex Ratter.  Our new Head Brewer started today.

This is our Press Release

Alex Ratter who started in his new post with Nelion Ridley today joins from Mighty Oak Brewing Company in Maldon, Essex where he has been Head Brewer for nearly 18 years.  During this time he has brewed beers which have won a multitude of industry awards including the most prestigious CAMRA prize – ‘Champion Beer of Britain’ for their Oscar Wilde Mild in 2011.

Bishop Nick won SILVER OVERALL at CAMRA’s Champion Beer of Britain 2017 awards at Olympia for their leading brand Ridley’s Rite and the 20 barrel brewery in East Street is leaping from strength to strength with a well-established range of core beers and a Limited Edition selection of cask and bottled ales to suit all tastes and seasons.

Nelion Ridley says “Alex is an exceptional brewer with a fantastic reputation and comes from one of the region’s leading breweries.  We look forward to embracing his passion for brewing good beer and his considerable experience as we launch into this new chapter for Bishop Nick.”

Ratter who has now left Mighty Oak brewery adds “After achieving so much with one company I felt eager to explore new challenges with a young, vibrant, growing and forward-looking brewery, so when the opportunity to work at Bishop Nick arose, it was not one that I could turn down.  I’m very much looking forward to working with Nelion and Libby Ridley and the Bishop Nick team to further their success and expansion in future years!”

With Alex Ratter supervising all aspects of the brewing process, Bishop Nick will continue to offer their permanent list of ales and the new Head Brewer will undoubtedly contribute ideas and new recipes to compliment the current styles.