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Meet The Brewers

Gray and Sons supply beer from a number of local brewers as well as a few further afield. Click on the links below to learn a little more about the breweries and their beers.



Salem Bridge Brewery, Wainfleet, Lincs. PE24 4JE.

Web: www.bateman.co.uk
Email: enquiries@bateman.co.uk

Tel: 01754 880317
Twitter: @batemansbrewery

About Bateman's Brewery

Bateman's Brewery have been brewing in Wainfleet since 1874 when George Bateman and his wife Suzanna decided tosell their farm in nearby Friskney.

They purchased the brewing equipment from Edwin Crowe who passed on his brewing knowledge before he retired. They were helped by a blind brewer whose name has been forgotten but is remembered for his amazing sense of smell and taste, and his ability to check the temperature of his fermenting vessel acurately with his elbow!

The brewery is now run by Jaclyn and Stuart Bateman with a dedicated team.

Bateman's Beers

Batemans brew a number of regular beers.

Batemans XB

Batemans XB
Amber Ale 3.7% abv

An Amber Ale in the classic pale ale style brewed with crisp Lincolnshire pale and chocolate malts and Golding and Challenger hops. Matured slowly to create a grainy, quaffable beer.

Batemans Triple XB

Batemans Triple XB
Tawny Ale 4.5% abv

Classic Tawny Ale brewed with a combination of pale, chocolate, crystal and wheat malts and blended with Challenger, Styrian and Golding hops to make a fruity beer with biscuit flavour and peppery aroma.

Batemans Dark Mild

Batemans Dark Mild
Dark Mild 3% abv

Packed with fruity flavours and nutty overtones this is an unbelievably full bodied dark, rich and creamy beer which belies its 3% strength.

Batemans Salem Porter

Batemans Porter
Porter 4.7% abv

A porter which gives an explosion of Hazlenut, almond, liquorice, spice and fruit which creates a crucnhy nut and warm buttered toast flavour.

Batemans Yella Belly

Batemans Yella Belly
Golden Ale 3.9% abv

A golden refreshing beer brewed with Chinook and Cascade hops and Lager Malt. A moreish golden ale giving citrus flavourwhich is quite dry.