Cases for Casks ...

The White Hart, Witham, Essex.
White Hart in Witham

By Scott Lloyd
July 2014



Devotees of Micro brewers in Essex, will be looking forward to sampling both seasonal and regular ales from the Round Tower Brewery in Chelmsford and the well-established Mighty Oak Brewery in Malden.


The option of drinking both from under the same roof will give imbibers an opportunity to sample ales such as Towers Slipstream - their Black IPA, or Mighty Oak's summer brews, including:  Lions Lair, Battlecruiser, Daisy Roots, and many more.


A 14th Century Inn - The White Hart in Witham, once used as a local magistrate Court in the 1800's - known for handling petty criminal cases - will swap cases for casks.   Specially racked casks, in a temperature-controlled environment and gravity-fed direct to glass, will be sited within the bar area.  Talk of the 'perfect pint' cannot be far away!  This Greene King Pub will support other breweries and continue to make available Old Golden Hen and IPA reserve.

Slipstream - The Round Tower Brewery


The Round Tower Brewery, Chelmsford, offers a wide variety of ales throughout the season.  One very popular brew is Slipstream (abv 6%) - this Black IPA is generally available in June.  Mainly hopped with Ella and Galaxy from Australia, then dry hopped with Centennial, Columbus and Cascade from America.  For further information on the The Round Tower Brewery -

From the Mighty Oak Brewing Company - amongst others comes:

Lion's Lair - Mighty Oak Brewing


Lions Lair (abv 4.1%) - A June brew.  Orange coloured spicy bitter, brewed with fresh root ginger.  The initial flavour is citrus and ginger which is balanced by sweet malt on the palate.  The brewer uses First Gold Hops and a wheat malt.

Battle Cruiser - Mighty Oak Brewery
Battle Cruiser (abv 4.3%) - Seen in July, a thirst quenching wheat beer, brewed with Australian Galaxy hops, which gives complex and fresh flavours of citrus, pineapple, passion fruit and grass.  All served up on a larger and wheat malt base.
Daisy Roots - Mighty Oak Brewery


Daisy Roots (abv 4.1%) - Locally sourced honey gives this  golden ale a bit of a buzz!  It is the honey that sweetens the citrusy lemon and grapefruit flavour that is released from the floral bitterness of the Centennial hops.  The brewer denotes a crisp finish without excessive sweetness.  Has been known to push-up daisies in August.

For further information on The Mighty Oak Brewing Company.