Black Paw Brewery

  • Location: Bishop Auckland
  • Founded: 2011
  • Sells cask: Yes
  • Sells bottles: Yes
  • Plant size: 10-barrel
  • Website:

Black Paw Brewery was founded in 2011 and is based in Bishop Auckland. It currently produces five regular beers and two seasonal beers:

  • Bishop’s Best (3.8% ABV) – “A classic session bitter of dark amber/ruby colour with a noticeable bitter taste and an underlying hint of chocolate.”
  • Paw’s Gold (4.0% ABV) – “A rich golden bitter with a complex composition of malt and hop taste with an abundance of aroma hops.”
  • Dark Seam (5.0% ABV) – “A deliciously dark and full flavoured beer inspired by a traditional porter recipe. Overtones of chocolate mixed with a hint of coffee alongside a pleasing aroma of hops – one for the connoisseur.”
  • Black Paw IPA (5.0% ABV) – “Brewed to an authentic American recipe, this amber ale has a strong complex aroma and a refreshing bitter finish.”
  • Archbishop’s Ale (4.1% ABV) = “A dark ruby bitter with smooth hops and a satisfying bitter finish this will keep you coming back for more.”
  • Polar Paw (4.4% ABV, winter seasonal) – “A dark ale with a bitter-sweet taste complemented by a pleasing hop aroma and aftertaste. Brewed with select English hops, this is a good honest traditional ale.”
  • Paragon (2.8% ABV, summer seasonal).

(Tasting notes provided by the brewery.)

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