The Sonnet 43 Story

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

  • #21 of 43 My Old Griefs

    Alcohol
    4.9%
    American Pale Ale

    Mulled White Stout

    Pale Golden full-bodied with a rich malty profile and creamy texture. Notes of nutty malts, light caramel and mulled spices. Moderate hop bitterness.

     

     

  • Coming Soon

    Alcohol
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    American Pale Ale

    Limited Edition Beers

    Liquorice Root Stout - Irish Red Ale - Spring IPA - Tafle Beer - American IPA - Pacific Gem Single Hopped Ale - Ruby Rose Hip Ale - Oktoberfest Beer - Black IPA - Spiced Premuim Ale

     

     

     

     

  • Blonde Beer

    Alcohol
    4.1%
    American Pale Ale

    A golden-straw coloured wheat-style beer. Clean and crisp with a light bitterness and soft velvety texture, this brew was created with aptly named ‘Sonnet’ hops to give a sweet, delicate, floral aroma.

    Available in: 9 gallon cask, 20 litre bag in box, 5 litre minikeg, 330ml bottle.

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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: 9 gallon cask, 20 litre bag in box, 5 litre minikeg, 330ml bottle.

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  • Steam Beer

    Alcohol
    3.8%
    American Pale Ale

    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 with sourdough and nut notes. The taste is exactly what you’d expect from pale malt and Northdown hops making this beer medium bodied but with a slightly bitter though very refreshing aftertaste .

    Available in: 9 gallon cask, 20 litre bag in box, 5 litre minikeg, 330ml bottle.

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  • India Pale Ale

    Alcohol
    4.4%
    American Pale Ale

    Classic strong 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 and low in carbonation makes this beer hugely drinkable and sessionable whilst standing out from the crowd.

    Available in: 9 gallon cask, 20 litre bag in box, 5 litre minikeg, 330ml bottle.

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  • Brown Ale

    Alcohol
    4.7%
    American Pale Ale

    A very moreish rosy brown beer. Quite a simple brew for those who like their beer mild and fruity with flavours of malt and toffee blending well with a pleasant light bitterness.

    Available in: 500ml bottle.

     

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  • American Pale Ale

    Alcohol
    5.4%
    American Pale Ale

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

    Available in: 9 gallon cask, 20 litre bag in box, 5 litre minikeg, 330ml bottle.

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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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