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We first commenced brewing beers in Alnwick in the 1860s. 

The key ingredients in beer are water, barley, hops and yeast that together are allowed to ferment to make beer. 

There are many terms used for different types of beer such as Craft Beer, Sour Beer, Belgian Beer, Brown Ale, Ale Lager, Amber Ale, Indian Pale Ale, Wheat Beer, Amber Ale etc. The list never ends, however, the common thread in all these is that they are all derivatives of the one core product. 

When we brew our beers, we use barley to produce sugars, and then adding yeast so they can create alcohol. All our beers are brewed on site at HawksHill. 

Hops haven’t always been included in beer although they are a regular part of the mix now. They add flavour but do nothing to the alcoholic strength of the drink (see our Holy Island Beer range).