At Royal Docks we strive to create new, exciting and forward-thinking beers focusing on quality and drinkability. We take inspiration from the classic brewing traditions of England as well as our peers in the craft brewing industry who bring vibrant new flavors and ideas to the world of beer.
Whether we are developing new techniques, adjusting conventional methods, or bringing the forgotten styles back into the limelight, we create each beer with the same level of care, attention and respect.
We brew beer that has a wide appeal because at Royal Docks we love to drink beer that can suite any mood. As the harshest critics of our own work, we will only release beers that are of a high standard, well balanced and drinkable.
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BEERS ON TAP (subject to change without notice)
A traditional German-style Pils with a balanced noble hop presence.
15 IBU | 4.5% ABV
Our lightest offering, DLR is a true lager in the spirit of the continental and American beers that have displaced traditional ales in the British pub.
15 IBU | 4.8% ABV
Our lightest full-time offering, 67 is an ale brewed in the tradition of the beers of Köln, Germany. Very pale with a medium body and a mild but assertive flavour, noble pedigree German hops round out the aroma and malt sweetness. Drinks like a craft version a light American lager.
23 IBU | 5.2% ABV
A Belgian Wit inspired sessionable IPA. Fermented with our Belgian yeast strain, heavily hopped with Mosaic and spiced with curaçao orange peel. Served unfiltered.
50 IBU | 5.1% ABV
White Horse Pale Ale
A light and refreshing Pale Ale named after our brewmaster’s favorite pub – The White Horse on Parson’s Green.
45 IBU | 4.1% ABV
Royal Victoria IPA
A saucy monster that hits every note, just like Her Majesty. Bitter, sweet, malty, floral and spicy!
70 IBU | 7.2% ABV
A nice, easy drinking red ale with a malt-balanced hop character inspired by the table beers of Colorado.
38 IBU | 6.5% ABV
Prodigal Sun IPA
The very first beer brewed at our Jackson brewery! Named after the heavy doses of citrusy hops grown in America – England’s prodigal son.
83 IBU | 6.6% ABV
The porter style gained massive popularity in the 18th century driven mainly by the thirst of London dockworkers. Our porter features roasted and chocolate notes for a very flavourful beer for any occupation.
50 IBU | 7.2% ABV
A Saison-style ale with a deep orange colour. Fermented in spent wooden wine barrels, as has been the tradition of farmhouse brewers in the European countryside from Brussels to Bucharest to the Baltic Sea for centuries. Belgian phenolic and heavy citrus flavours from the yeast support the tannins and toast from the oak.
32 IBU | 6.4% ABV
BECAUSE™ Belgian Golden Ale
A refreshing Belgian ale fermented in oaken casks with our own proprietary blend of yeast strains. Sweet and deep golden in color with hints of banana and citrus. Our first release in the “B-Side Medley” collection of 10 beers over the next year.
21 IBU | 5% ABV
An amber beer made with barley and hops from England featuring light, toasted malt notes and a Fuggle hop background.
40 IBU | 6% ABV
120 Shilling Scotch Ale
Dark brown with ruby highlights brewed with the finest Maris Otter malt from England and caramel malts from Holland, our 120/- boasts a forceful and complex maltiness with hints of smoke and peat and a finish reminiscent of chocolate covered cherries. A wee heavy, but not for wee laddies.
27 IBU | 8.1% ABV
Our homage to one of the fabled magical ales possessed by King Arthur’s father to ‘befuddle the mind and tangle the feet’ of his enemies. Dry hopped with Mosaic, this IPA is full bodied with a strong citrus presence.
84 IBU | 6.3% ABV
VLAD Award Winner @ Brewfest Wooster 2016
He was always sneaky. Vlad Țepeș – better known as Vlad Dracula the Impaler – was from Bran Castle just a few short miles from the town of Brașov where John was born. Known for his ferocity in battle and his unequalled defense of Romanians and Bulgarians against the Ottomans, Vlad the Impaler is a folk hero in his native Transylvania. This award winning Imperial Stout is strong, righteous and worthy of being named in his honor.
74 IBU | 11% ABV
ONE SWEET DREAM™ A Stock Ale brewed in the spirit of the American Colonial brewing tradition. Our second release in the “B-Side Medley” collection of 10 beers over the next year, this beer will be a limited edition release; hand packaged, corked, caged and sealed 750 ml. bottles soon available.
38 IBU | 9.9% ABV
BABA YAGA™ Named after one of the tall-ship Clippers that carried coffee from the Horn of Africa to the London docks in the golden age of the coffee trade, our collaboration brew with Tree City Coffee and Solstice Roasters utilizes a blend of beans roasted to highlight what is special about both the bean and the beer.
50 IBU | 7.2% ABV
‘Twas a month before Christmas, when down at the brewery;
no mash was stirring, not a barkeep did scurry.
The hoses were hung o’er kettle with care;
in hopes that all Canton soon would drink there.
The casks just like children nestled snug in their beds,
while aged a boldly spiced ale ‘neath their oaken heads.
The whole town was waiting for that day before Thanks;
when that sweet nectar would flow from Royal Docks’ tanks.
When out by the taps there arose such a clatter;
the bar was eight deep with patrons and chatter!
Out to the faucets tenders drew with a burst;
Yuletide Ale to pour to quench Jackson’s holiday thirst.
And the whole township was merry from their toes to their tops; the season made better by family, friends, malt, yeast and hops. And raising their ale in a toast for all to hear;
“Hoppy Christmas to all and to all a good beer”.
36 IBU | 7.2% ABV