Beers In the Database

  Brewery Beer Style Strength
Pump Clip Image Dark Star 1516 Marzen Speciality 5.5

A full flavoured marzenbier, brewed with intensely fragrant hallertauer hersbrucker hops, pilsner malt, and a drop of water. P.S no, we can't pronounce half of that either.

 
Pump Clip Image Dark Star 1910 Porter Porter 5.6

We have dived back into the history books as inspiration for this one. Six different malts give a depth to this beer, which is hopped at five stages of the brewing process to allow the character of the noble hop varieties to shine through.

 
Pump Clip Image Dark Star 80 Shilling Dark 4.8

Our tribute to the classic 80/- the traditional Scottish style full flavour beer which dates back to the times when beer was taxed depending on its alcoholic strength. Biscuity malt flavours and sharp candied orange peel bitterness

 
Pump Clip Image Dark Star American Pale Ale Pale 4.7

The yeast strain used for the brewing of this American style pale ale is specially imported from the USA, along with Cascade, Centennial and Chinook hops. The low colour Maris Otter malt provides a perfect light colour and dryness to complement the crisp taste and full aroma of the hops.

 
Pump Clip Image Dark Star American Red Bitter 5.8

Following his win at the National Homebrewing Awards, we signed Andy Parker on loan to create his winning brew. Six different malts support heavyweight American Hops.

 
Pump Clip Image Dark Star Antares Brown 4.2

This giant red ale packs a celestial punch of malts and hops, delivering a copper glow in a glass

 
Pump Clip Image Dark Star Art of Darkness Dark 3.5

This is a low gravity beer with a big heart. A range of dark malts bring classic roasted flavours along with a hint of sweetness through the natural complex sugars. Warrior bittering hops are used, along with a blend of the finest Aroma hops to add fruit and spicy flavours that are the perfect balance, making this a very drinkable ale.

 
Pump Clip Image Dark Star Black Coffee Pilsner Lager 4.8

Inspired by a trip to the Czech Republic, this beer plays upon the intrinsic coffee flavour in the unfiltered dark Budvar. A dark lager, brewed with imported Czech malt, hops from the Zatec region and a traditional Czech yeast strain. The natural coffee flavours characteristic of these malts are enhanced by the addition of coffee beans after fermentation.

 
Pump Clip Image Dark Star Blockhead Bitter 4.0

A beer brewed with the legendary Blockheads. A nod on our very own Hophead, but taken to the dark side through a use of specialty malts (and a little stronger) hopefully giving drinkers a reason to be cheerful.

 
Pump Clip Image Dark Star Bock Bitter 5.6

Collaboration with the great Saltaire Brewery. Rich dark brown in colour, this crisp beer celebrates one the classic beer styles.

 
Pump Clip Image Dark Star Carafa Jade Bitter 5.0

Far from being jade coloured, this beer celebrates the beauty of the German Carafa barley malt that gives it a warm bronze colour without making it heavy or sweet. The clear palate is ideal to enjoy the full spiciness from the versatile New Zealand, Pacific Jade hops.

 
Pump Clip Image Dark Star Coconut Porter Porter 5.0

Inspired by (stolen from) one of our favourite beers of the same name, this porter is our nod to Maui brewery on Hawaii. A full flavoured and robust porter style beer with a distinct and mouth-watering coconut aroma.

 
Pump Clip Image Dark Star Creme Brulee Speciality 5.9

A dessert in a glass. This beer is brewed using unfermentable lactose sugar, vanilla beans and plenty of roasted malts to provide a sweet, smooth caramel drinking experience. No blowtorch was used in the making of this beer

 
No image available Dark Star Critical Mass Porter 7.8

Strong in colour and flavour. Mashed with dark, roasted barley malts balanced by the Challenger and East Kent Golding hops.

 
Pump Clip Image Dark Star Dark Star Original Dark 5.0

The brewery's eponymous former Champion Beer of Britain. A dark, strong and bitter beer that defies classification. It has a complex malt flavour with a hint of burnt flavour from the mixture of Crystal and Chocolate grist.

 
Pump Clip Image Dark Star Darkness Dark 3.5

This is a low gravity beer with a big heart. A range of dark malts bring classic roasted flavours along with a hint of sweetness through the natural complex sugars. Warrior bittering hops are used, along with a blend of the finest aroma hops to add fruit and spicy flavours that are the perfect balance, making this a very drinkable ale.

 
Pump Clip Image Dark Star Espresso Stout 4.2

A black beer brewed with roasted barley malt and challenger hops. Then freshly ground Arabica coffee beans, blended especially for Dark Star, are added to the copper for a few minutes after the boil to provide a rich and complementary coffee aroma.

 
Pump Clip Image Dark Star Festival Bitter 5.0

A chestnut bronze-coloured bitter with a smooth mouthfeel and freshness; a classic style strong bitter brewed as a Dark Star version of Festive, a former great Sussex beer from King & Barnes

 
Pump Clip Image Dark Star Genesis Dark 4.7

A blend of a pale bitter created with late citrusy hops and a black beer made from robust dark malts, make for a blend that's Mild in style.

 
Pump Clip Image Dark Star Golden Gate Pale 4.5

A full flavoured golden ale with heaps of fresh hops

 
Pump Clip Image Dark Star Green Hopped IPA IPA 6.5

An already full-flavoured IPA made with the very aromatic Simcoe hops is then made even bigger by using fresh 'green' hops infused into the slowly conditioned beer.

 
No image available Dark Star Hop Head Dry Golden 3.8

Tweaked version of Hop Head, dry hopped to produce an outstanding ale with lots of grapefruit & citrus over flora notes.

 
Pump Clip Image Dark Star Hophead Pale 3.8

An extremely clean-drinking pale golden ale with a strong floral aroma and elderflower notes from the Cascade hops. This beer is full-bodied and full-flavoured yet gentle enough to make it a favourite session beer.

 
Pump Clip Image Dark Star Hophead - Galaxy Blonde 3.8

A single hop version of our most popular beer, using the Australian 'Galaxy variety to give a distinctive clean citrus, mango and passionfruit character.

 
Pump Clip Image Dark Star Hophead - Simcoe & Ahtanum Pale 3.8

This year's Hophead special celebrates two great aroma hops - Simcoe, the darling of craft brewers and Ahtanum, the new kid on the block. This zesty hop blend brings a new take, to our most popular beer.

 
Pump Clip Image Dark Star Hophead - Vic Secret Pale 3.8

Moulded in the style of one of our favourite players, this year's Hophead special celebrates a great new tropical tasting hop from Victoria in Australia - Vic Secret. Light and hoppy

 
Pump Clip Image Dark Star Hylder Blonde Blonde 4.2

A delicate and lightly hopped beer with the fresh fruitiness of South Down's elderflowers witch are added after the boil to preserve their delicate aroma.

 
Pump Clip Image Dark Star Kiwi Blonde 4.0

With all the new season's NZ hops in the country, we thought it would be time for a beer to showcase our favourites: Nelson Sauvin, Moteuka and Riwaka - adding them by the sackload at various stages of the brewing process. After fermentation, this beer is aged on Kiwi fruit to take those tropical fruit flavours to another level.

 
Pump Clip Image Dark Star Milk Chocolate Stout Stout 4.5

A balance of speciality malts, including roasted chocolate barley malt, produces the rich malt flavours which are smoothed further with the traditional addition of lactose (milk sugar).

 
Pump Clip Image Dark Star NHA Pale Golden 5.5

Designed by National Homebrewing Awards (NHA) finalist, James Morton, this beer is dry, light and refreshing thanks to the English ale yeast strain but packs in the hoppy flavour from the American Citra and Amarillo hops.

 
Pump Clip Image Dark Star Old Chestnut Bitter 4.0

A dark mellow beer with a hint of burnt smokey sweet flavour and restrained bitterness from the Golding Hops. Brewed with a mixture of grist including chocolate malted barley.

 
Pump Clip Image Dark Star Partridge Best Bitter Bitter 4.0

A Best Bitter brewed in a traditional Sussex style using Maris Otter, Crystal and Chocolate malts with East Kent Golding hops. Typical of Dark Star ales, the Best Bitter relies on the heavy handed addition of aromatic hops late in the boil.

 
Pump Clip Image Dark Star Purple Wheat Wheat Beer 4.2

A classic wheat beer enhanced during the brewing process with the addition of blackberries for a subtle fruity edge to the beer.

 
Pump Clip Image Dark Star Red Shift Bitter 5.5

A red beer brewed with floor malted pale ale and wheat grist , then liberally hopped with the Czech Saaz, Bavarian Hallertau and a sack load of Aussie Galaxy. The beer is fermented with an Ardennes yeast strain for big a Belgian twang which will be an unusual bed-fellow for the passion fruit aroma of the Galaxy hops.

 
Pump Clip Image Dark Star Redhead Speciality 3.8

For once we've turned the hop volume down to allow the speciality malts to shine through in this easy-drinking tribute to the Irish Red Ale style of beer.

 
Pump Clip Image Dark Star Revelation Bitter 5.7

A blend of Centennial, Liberty, Cascade, and Citra aroma hops by the sack full & then dry hopped during conditioning using our 'Hoptimizer' (Industrial sized hookah).

 
Pump Clip Image Dark Star Rock Star Brown 6.0

A heady array of specialist malts are blended to give both the depth of colour and flavour, as well as set the stage for massive hop quantities which are then added.

 
Pump Clip Image Dark Star Rockhead Brown 6.0

US style Brown Ale come to Dark Star on loan from The States. A heady array of specialist malts are blended to give both the depth of colour and flavour, to our new midfield general.

 
Pump Clip Image Dark Star Rye and Juniper Speciality 5.2

No, it's not a New York deli sandwich! It started with an idea adapted from the traditional Finnish Sahti beer, with its characteristic juniper flavour. . . . But then married with noble and new world hop varieties.

 
Pump Clip Image Dark Star Saison Golden 4.5

This is a cask version of the Belgian farmhouse ale, historically brewed to be enjoyed by the farmers during the harvest. This light golden-coloured beer, hopped with Saaz, Styrian and Belgian Goldings and pitched with a specially imported Saison yeast that ferments to dryness and provides a distinctive flavour.

 
Pump Clip Image Dark Star Seville Speciality 4.0

A fruit beer with a complex recipe using a plethora of different malts, Chinook, Simcoe and Citra hops for the primary fermentation, before maturing with Spanish bitter oranges.

 
Pump Clip Image Dark Star Six Grain Pale 4.8%

A classic pale ale but brewed with six different types of grain - the brother of our Six Hop beer. The lower hopping levels used in this beer accentuate the different malt favours. This beer brings together pale ale, Munich, and amber malts along with oats, wheat and rye.

 
Pump Clip Image Dark Star Six Hop Pale 6.5

A sturdy malt backbone supports the huge weight of hops in this pale ale. Six different varieties are used during several stages of the brewing process, including a big dose of dry hops while the beer conditions after fermentation.

 
Pump Clip Image Dark Star Skinners Pale Pale 3.7

Skinner's Pale Ale has no pretension, it's a great example of the English style pale ales that have been loved by generations.

 
Pump Clip Image Dark Star Smoked Porter Porter 5.4

A smooth dark beer with a mixture of soft hop varieties and a hint of smoked malt. This recipe was stolen from the imagination of Doug Odell of Odell's Brewery, Colorado during his visit to Dark Star

 
Pump Clip Image Dark Star Summer Meltdown Golden 4.8

Well balanced, golden bitter with the warm flavour of Chinese stem ginger and other spices. The perfect thirst quencher for a summer's evening.

 
Pump Clip Image Dark Star Summer Solstice Golden 4.2

Brewed with 100% pale ale malt to produce a very clean taste and a bright golden colour. This beer is bursting with summer flavours from a large dose of Crystal hops & freshly ground coriander which is added at the end of the boil.

 
Pump Clip Image Dark Star Sunburst Golden 4.8

A hint of initial sweetness adds to the fruitiness and grapefruit tang of this summer ale without detracting from its clean flavour and rich hop aroma.

 
Pump Clip Image Dark Star Sussex Extra Stout Dark 4.5

A new dry roast flavour filled stout from the fantastic Dark Star brewery in Brighton

 
Pump Clip Image Dark Star Vice Beer Speciality 4.5

A Battle Royale of 'fruity versus spicy' in this well-rounded beer that is bursting with citrus fruits, whilst the addition of paradise seeds brings a spicy undertone. Bitterness comes courtesy of Czech Saaz hops alongside a combination of caramel and wheat malts providing an aromatic and sweet body.

 
Pump Clip Image Dark Star Victorian Mild Mild 6.0

Mashed with mild ale malt along with a careful blend of other speciality malts. A mix of European & US hops that are then added in the copper, give the gentle bitterness and provide our take on a less well-known Mild tradition for strength and soft complex flavours.

 
No image available Dark Star Wheat Purple Wheat Beer 4.2

Wheat beer with dark fruits

 
Pump Clip Image Dark Star Winter Meltdown Bitter 5.0

Brewed with Chocolate and Crystal malts to produce this deep bronze-coloured beer with a subtle malty flavour. Bittered by the traditional Golding hop varieties, and then cask conditioned with Chinese stem ginger and other warming spices to add that distinctive aromatic warmth.

 
Pump Clip Image Dark Star Winter Solstice Pale 4.2

Brewed with 100% pale ale malt to produce a very clean taste and a bright golden colour. This beer is bursting with winter flavours from a large dose of Crystal hops & freshly ground coriander which is added at the end of the boil.