The Hobsons Winter Ale Trail

Explore Shrewsbury's finest pubs and try local beers along the way. You will recieve a tasting glass and lanyard when you exchange your eticket for a tasting card from The Armoury Pub based down by the river or from the Hobsons stand within the festival over the weekend. The Winter Ale Trail runs from the 2nd - 11th December!


Hobson’s Stand, based within Winter Festival in the Quarry

Hobsons Postmans Plum Porter

This porter delivers on provenance and
intense flavour, a delicate balance of
rich damson and roast malt sweetness.

Montgomery’s Tower

Arundel Winter Knights

A dark ale with a warm, soft, malty initial
flavour. Chocolate malt adds a powerful
high roast finish complimented by the
pleasing aroma from Goldings hops.

The Wheatsheaf

Ringwood Fortyniner

An amber coloured with a malty, fresh hop
aroma. With a full bodied, bitter
sweet finish taste.

Coach & Horses

Stonehouse Brewery Station Bitter

A traditional, amber coloured bitter.
Full bodied, very drinkable session beer
with a perfect balance of fruity hops
and roasted malt.

The Loopy Shrew

Stonehouse - Polar Express

Pours a hazy amber with snowy head.
Cardamom and Cinnamon add
a spicy taste.

The Kings Head

Shropshire Gold

Pale gold in colour with floral, citrus, spicy
aroma and zesty, grapefruit,
refreshing taste.

The Salopian

Salopian Lemon Dream

A shimmering golden ale that is brewed
using organic lemons which adds beautifully
subtle zesty aromas and a citrus
filled fruity finish.

The Shrewsbury Hotel

Titanic Plum Porter

A deep red colour with a plum, raisin,
fruity aroma and soft, plum,
vanilla taste.

The Vaults

Salopian Oracle

A pale gold ale with a lemongrass,
fragrant, vanilla aroma and floral
perfume, grapefruit, dry taste.

Chez Sophie

Salopian Polygraph

A full flavoured stout with hints of toast,
liquorice, dark fruit, chocolate and mocha
that are tempered by crisp tart
bitterness and a smooth velvety texture.

The Armoury

Hobsons Old Henry

With a deep copper colour, berry,
spicy aroma and rich, roasted taste.

River Bank

Salopian Darwin’s Origin

With an amber colour, malty, hoppy,
nutty aroma and soft, molasses,
sweet taste.


Wye Valley - Three Wye’s Men

A rich, dark gift of a beer. Whether you’re
journeying from afar or nipping around the
corner, you’ll always make the right
choice with Three Wye’s Men.

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