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The Docks Beers Update

November 2023

The Docks Beers Update

November 2023

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Hard Graft, one of the first beers to come out of our tanks has got a new recipe…

Maintaining the spirit of the original, this updated version brings a lower ABV, clocking in at 3.4% for more drinkability while adding some body for a touch more balance and soft mouthfeel. The new combination of Centennial, Amarillo, and Simcoe hops presents a big juicy character, tempered by a touch of bitterness, to make a super drinkable experience.

This new recipe has been carefully thought through to keep the spirit of the beloved original alive while bringing it roaring into 2023.

Head over to our webshop to get your hands on Hard Graft, or pop into the Taproom and pick up some cans and try it on the tap wall.

Forged in Fire

Forged in Fire

We’ve brewed a one-off cinder toffee Porter just in time for the Bonfire night celebrations going on this weekend. Read on to learn more…

A luscious jet-black porter infused with an ungodly amount of cinder toffee. This is a beer truly Forged in Fire, from the roasted malts to the heaps of caramel and cinder toffee. Expect a deep and layered porter with notes of espresso, and dark chocolate playing supporting roles to cinder toffee and caramel, clocking in at a respectable 5%, just enough to warm you up after standing in the cold watching the fireworks.

Forged in Fire is available now on cask in the taproom.

Dockers CLub T Shirt Rear


Following the success of The Dockers Club in 2023 we are now admitting new members for 2024. Over 80 Dockers have already signed up or renewed, leaving open less than 70 memberships.

In the first year of the club we enrolled over 70 Dockers, brewed four exclusive Dockers Beers and have some amazing Dockers nights all packed to the rafters. It has been a year made all the more memorable by the unity, camaraderie, and enthusiasm of our members. We hope, if you talk to any of the Dockers about why it’s been good to join, they would say it is a vibrant community. We’ve witnessed friendships forming and enjoyed numerous Dockers events where we have fostered a growing sense of belonging. There’s no doubt that the upcoming year will be just as enjoyable as we continue to build on the strong club foundation we’ve laid. Here’s to many more positive moments and exciting adventures ahead!

Members receive these exclusive benefits:
* Exclusive Docker T-shirt (based on the design shown)
* Dockers Club membership card
* 10% discount in Docks Beers bars, limited to taproom and Docks Academy
* 10% discount on Docks Beers beer and merch in the brewery shop
* 10% discount on all products bought from, except gift cards/vouchers
* 10% off Mockingbird Streetfood – eat-in orders and ‘at-window’ takeaway orders
* A free pint on your birthday on presentation of your card, or proof of membership
* An invitation for you and a guest to four Dockers nights including the annual Dockers Summer party – a special night in the Academy with live music for the exclusive enjoyment of Dockers.

Shellback MC


We’ve just launched a very special collab – brewed with our antipodean mates, Stomping Ground, who came all the way from Melbourne to brew up this Pacific Pale Ale using all Australian hops.

The name Shellback is inspired by the turtle tattoo sailors would receive as they were inaugurated into King Neptune’s Court, a special group of sailors that had crossed the Equator.

You’ll taste notes of pineapple, passion fruit, and citrus in this juicy beer. Taking its lead from one Australia’s most popular beer styles, this Pacific Pale ale is packed to the rafters with Galaxy and Vic Secret hops. To amp up the taste further we layered in the latest and greatest variety of liquid hops from Down Under, Eclipse, described by some as super Galaxy. Expect a silky smooth body with a hugely tropical fruit aroma and a subtle herbaceous bitterness wrapped up in a sessionable 4.7% beer.

This beer is available in our taproom now and will be distributed to our trade customers from tomorrow.

Naughty and Nice Bundle 4


Last week, we launched our Christmas beers – Naughty, and Nice, and they’re going down a treat!

Naughty, our new Sour Cherry IPA is the red in our ‘red and white’ approach to Christmas. This beer started life as a sour IPA made using acidulated malt and Philly Sour yeast. This was topped off with 40L Sour Cherry puree during fermentation for blush of colour and the beautiful flavour of cherry. The Result? A surprisingly balanced beer, starting with a touch of tartness from the yeast and cherry additions, followed up by the big and smooth body of an IPA.

Nice, the White in our ‘red and white’ approach to Christmas. A blend of both wheat beer and IPA, taking the most flavourful aspects of both beers. The hop character of an IPA with the malt, yeast and spice character of a wheat beer. This is a complex but balanced and deceptively easy-drinking beer. Perfect for a christmas party or for relaxing by the fireside and savouring.

Naughty and Nice are available in Gift Boxes, a Bundle, as well as individually from the taproom and online now, pick one up either for yourself, or as a gift for someone else!

That’s it for now, but make sure you follow @docksbeers on socials for all the latest brewery news!

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