Sir Noel Ale, Arkell’s regular seasonal ale flew out of the pubs over Christmas, completing a strong year for the Wiltshire family brewery as it expands and adapts its range of beers to appeal to the growing numbers nationally who are choosing to regularly drink real ale.
Head brewer, Alex Arkell, said: “We only just had enough supplies of Sir Noel Ale to last. As soon as we’d brewed it, it was on the drays and off into our pubs.
Sir Noel is a deceptively light coloured but 5% ABV ale named after Arkell’s head brewer Alex Arkell’s great, great grandfather. It was the final seasonal beer of the year for Arkell’s, which now regularly brews short runs of exciting new beers for customers to try alongside its regular ales known to its thousands of Arkell’s drinkers.
In 2015, Arkell’s brewed 24 different real ales, including regular favourites such as Wiltshire Gold, Bee’s Organic and 3Bs. It also brews a classic craft lager, 1843.
Pictured above: Alex Arkell, head brewer