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Second Brewer Nick Berkovits raises a pint of Boltmaker.


4% ABV

‘The Brewers’ Favourite. Named after one of our favourite local pubs, Boltmaker is a well-balanced Yorkshire Bitter that was awarded CAMRA Supreme Champion Beer of Britain in 2014 and Champion Beer of Britain – Bitter category in 2016.

The Landlord’s Crucial Role.


We’re often asked by publicans why our beer takes longer to settle. The answer lies in what our brewers like to call a ‘vigorous secondary fermentation’.

This extra conditioning in the cask results in a cleaner, clearer, crisper beer. It means you sometimes have to wait for forty eight hours for the beer to drop bright, but we think the wait is worth it for the taste, and drinkers seem to agree.

We still brew our beers without compromise the traditional Taylor’s way. By hand with Knowle Spring water from our brewery well. Still with the finest Golden Promise barley grown specially for us. Still with whole flower hops from our expert growers. And still with our own special strain of Taylor’s yeast. We know it’s the hard way, but as we say, we do it all for that taste of Taylor’s.

Thanks to the landlords and publicans who also put in the extra time and effort to serve it.

Our Brewer’s Notes


A well-balanced, genuine Yorkshire Bitter, with a full measure of maltiness and hoppy aroma – Boltmaker is first choice for the discerning drinker – on both sides of the Pennines.

Boltmaker Awards

Formerly known as Best Bitter, Boltmaker has won many awards over the years but most recently it claimed the gold medal in the bitter category at the 2016 CAMRA Great British Beer Festival.

Brewing Industry International Awards


Bronze Medal & Certificate


1st Prize Draught Pale Ale

Great British Beer Festivals


Finalist Best Bitter Category


Gold Medal - Bitter Category


Bronze Medal - Bitter Category


Gold Medal - Bitter Category


Supreme Champion Beer of Britain


Runner-up to Champion Beer of Britain


Winner Bitter Category

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