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Nethergate Brewery which has shops in Long Melford and Bury St Edmunds ‘turns to the light side’ with latest beer





A brewery in Long Melford, near Sudbury, is celebrating the launch of its latest beer, which comes with a unique twist.

Nethergate Brewery, based in Rodbridge Corner, released White Stout this month – and advises drinkers to expect the unexpected.

While the beer has a velvety, creamy texture traditionally associated with stouts, it has a pale appearance. It is also enriched with the infusion of vanilla pods and cocoa nibs, adding ‘silky vanilla notes’ and ‘subtle hints of chocolate’.

Ian Carson and Victoria Eichhorn with bottles of White Stout. Picture Mecha Morton
Ian Carson and Victoria Eichhorn with bottles of White Stout. Picture Mecha Morton

Ian Carson, head brewer, said: “It’s a pretty unique beer – and one you don’t often see. When you explain it to people, they’re like: how’s that going to work?

“Although there were some challenges during the brewing process the end result is bang on – a beer with a rich, creamy, velvety flavour profile but with a surprisingly light, golden colour. It really is something to behold.

White Stout was launched this month. Picture: Mecha Morton
White Stout was launched this month. Picture: Mecha Morton

“It’s a beer that traditionalists will savour for its depth and complexity, while also capturing the imagination of those seeking the next big thing in cask ale.”

Nethergate Brewery was founded in 1986. The brewery gained early acclaim with flagship creations like Suffolk County and Old Growler. It went on to explore innovative brewing techniques and describes itself as ‘traditionally different’.

Mr Carson added: “We see ourselves as guardians of a cherished British cask legacy – our hearts beat for the traditional cask beers: those deep, dark-roasted stouts, the timeless English bitters and mellow milds.

“Over the decades, we’ve poured our passion into perfecting these classic brews for traditional cask drinkers across the nation in our range of beers.

“But we also know that tastes evolve, preferences change and we thrive on the thrill of innovation and adventure. We’re always on the lookout for new ways to excite both our loyal patrons and those eager to explore the ever-expanding world of cask beer.”

Find out more at Nethergate Brewery