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Ascot Ales brewery in Camberley – the great Surrey beer tour

PUBLISHED: 11:21 15 June 2017 | UPDATED: 18:05 15 June 2017

The Ascot Ales range on tour at a Surrey food fair

The Ascot Ales range on tour at a Surrey food fair

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Based in Camberley, Ascot Ales is an award-winning craft brewery established in 2007

Chris Gill hard at work in his Camberley brewery Chris Gill hard at work in his Camberley brewery

Ascot Ales

Surrey Avenue, Camberley, Surrey GU15 3DX.

Tel: 01276 686696

Web: www.ascot-ales.co.uk

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Person interviewed: Chris Gill, owner

Your best-seller? Alligator Ale (4.6%). A golden ale, it has a very broad appeal and is popular with lager drinkers as well as real ale fans.

Your personal fave? It changes depending on the time of the year. In summer, it’s Alligator Ale and in winter it’s Anastasia’s Exile Stout.

Your most unique? We’ve brewed quite a few over the years! It’s either a walnut infused imperial stout or Mustard Madness, which speaks for itself!

One you wish was yours… Orval by Orval Brewery. It’s brewed at a Trappist brewery in Belgium in a beautiful location with a monastery that dates back to 1132 AD. The beer is dry-hopped for extra aroma and has a semi wild yeast that gives a unique flavour.

What’s next stage for your brewery? Going forward, we’re looking at kegging some of our beers and growing our bottled beer sales.

Finally, where’s the best place for people to try your beer? There are a lot of outlets in Surrey that stock our beers, including Cobbetts in Dorking, The Herbert Wells in Woking, Claude du Vall in Camberley and The Sun in Redhill.

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Carry on your Surrey beer tour at…

Brightwater Brewery, Claygate

Dorking Brewery, Dorking

Frensham Brewery, Frensham

The Godstone Brewers, Godstone

Hogs Back Brewery, Tongham

Leith Hill Brewery, Coldharbour

Little Beer Corporation, Guildford

Surrey Hills Brewery, Dorking

Thames Side Brewery, Staines-upon-Thames

Thurstons Brewery, Horsell

The Tillingbourne Brewery, Shere

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