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

  • #28 Moments Around You

    Alcohol
    4.0%
    American Pale Ale

    Summer Gold

    Refreshing summer golden Ale of very easy drinking. Multi stage hop additions create a delightful fruity & floral aroma. The mix of premium hops and complex malt bill contribute towards a palatable bittering that lingers creating a thirst quenching highly sessionable golden ale.

    Available W/C 3rd August 15 – Limited Availability.

     

  • #29 Smile & Wonder

    Alcohol
    4.6%
    American Pale Ale

    Summer Fruit Cup

    Presented with a natural haze to allow development of flavour using a generous amount of real fruit. A complex malt bill gives the beer a velvety texture and creamy white head.  An extended condition period releases greater character of the summer fruit flavours.

    Available W/C 24th August 15 – Limited Availability.

  • 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 velvety texture creating a very smooth drink and creamy head.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Latest News

  1. Lambton Scores 10/10

    Lambton Recent local reviews of Sonnet 43 brewery Tap house the Lambton Worm has seen the site being rated 10/10 by local Newspaper the Sunderland Echo. Many happy regular Diners/Drinkers have quickly taking to social media to share their congratuations and agreement of the recent review. Sonnet 43 are very proud of the fantastic job The Lambton [...]

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  2. How Do I Love #22, #23, #24, #25

    22-23-24 We are getting really excited at the continued strong feedback and praise our how do I love thee . . . let me count the beers range is receiving. we are delighted that the special limited edition range of beers are representing what we hoped in a range of exciting difrent experimental style of beers. [...]

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  3. Tom on the move

    IMG_0365 Big congrats to our very own Thomas Bainbridge who recently completed his first year qualification in “introduction to brewing”. We gave Tom bags of malt, he gave us bags of commitment, we gave him buckets of hops, he gave us buckets of enthusiasm, tom is now studying to achieve his “certificate in brewing”, through the [...]

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