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Sonnet 43's brewery

Sonnet 43 Brew House is a new micro-brewery producing craft beer that is all taste and heart.

Located in North-East England at Coxhoe, Co. Durham, we have taken our modern brewing philosophy and strong brand identity and fused this with local culture and history. Sonnet 43 ‘How do I Love Thee?’ is the best-known work of poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning, who was born and raised in Coxhoe Hall; we took her words and expressed it our way – craft beer. Using only the best ingredients with traditional brewing methods enables us to produce remarkable, high-quality cask beers that deliver a real taste experience to be savoured and enjoyed.

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Our Beers

  • #23 Moments to Remember

    Alcohol
    4.5%
    American Pale Ale

    Irish Red Ale

    A refreshing, popular beer style, with a distinctive reddish hue. This beer has a clean and crisp finish that contributes to an easy drinking experience. Making use of traditional hops, the body and mouthfeel is light to medium with a slightly dry finish from the use of roasted malts.

    Available in: Cask (Sold Out)

  • #24 Break & Belief

    Alcohol
    5.2%
    American Pale Ale

    Spring IPA

    A complex hoppy pale ale with a rich copper colour, the American hops produce root ginger and zesty citrus notes as well as contributing to the overall taste with Vienna malt adding a rich biscuit, toasted flavour. The use of west coast ale yeast creates a clean crisp finish bringing out the full flavour of this highly drinkable spring IPA.

    Available in: Cask W/C 23rd March 15.

  • Blonde Beer

    Alcohol
    4.1%
    American Pale Ale

    Our Blonde beer is clear, crisp and dry with a low-to-medium bitterness and delicate aroma from moderate use of hops and some sweetness from the malt. A golden straw colour, The use of a generous amount of wheat malt contributes to a velverty texture creating a very smooth drink and creamy head.

    Available in: Cask, Bottle, Pollypin

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  • Bourbon Milk Stout

    Alcohol
    4.3%
    American Pale Ale

    Dark malts give this sweet stout an almost black body with a tempting dark tan head. Brewed using the finest ingredients gives a rich, full-body and aromas of bitter chocolate and oak, as well as multiple flavour levels comprising delicate sweet bourbon, silky chocolate and dry oak.

    Available in: Cask, Bottle, Pollypin

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  • Steam Beer

    Alcohol
    3.8%
    American Pale Ale

    Inspired by the American common ale brewed throughout prohibition. This is an amber ale with excellent clarity and a creamy off-white head with a very good retention period. The aroma has a well-balanced malt and hop combo. Medium bodied but with a slightly bitter though very refreshing aftertaste . A highly drinkable session ale.

    Available in: Cask, Bottle, Pollypin

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  • India Pale Ale

    Alcohol
    4.4%
    American Pale Ale

    A hoppy pale ale with a gold appearance with a creamy white head which remains throughout the drink. Complex hoppy aroma due to lots of Styrian hops. Delicate fruity malt taste make this beer hugely drinkable and sessionable whilst standing out from the crowd.

    Available in: Cask, Bottle, Pollypin

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  • American Pale Ale

    Alcohol
    5.4%
    American Pale Ale

    An interpretation of a modern style. It has a pale bronze colour and an exceptionally full-bodied complex character with a spicy and peppery aroma. Generous quantities of premium American hops give this Pale Ale its fragrant bouquet with a fruity, malty and spicy flavour.

    Available in: Cask, Bottle, Pollypin

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Latest News

  1. Publican Awards Finalist

    Publican Awards logo 2014 FINALIST We’re extremely pleased to announce Sonnet 43 Brew House is a finalist in the Best Microbrewing Pub Company category of The Publican Awards 2014. These national annual awards recognise achievement within the pub industry with 18 categories covering all aspects of running pub establishments, from small operations to very large pub companies. The criteria for [...]

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  2. Beers #12 - #17 of 43

    Upcoming Limited Ed Feb 14 If you’ve been to any good ale house in the North East in the last week, you may have already seen our latest ad, unveiling our plans for the Count the Beers range over the coming months, on the back of the Cheers magazine. If not, you’re probably overdue a pint and, here is what [...]

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  3. Happy Brew Year!

    fireworks smaller As we begin 2014, we’re taking a look back on the previous year, which was incredible for Sonnet 43… Our core range beers proved extremely popular in the region, arriving on the bars of over 200 pubs in the North East alone. Following their success, we launched the ‘Count the Beers’ limited edition range which [...]

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