A 3.4% ABV hop forward cask ale, Quencher is made from Pearl Barley alongside English grown Sovereign and Eldorado hops, described by the brewery as a “complex” and “full-bodied cask ale with a refreshing floral and fruit hop character”.
Joint managing director at Theakston Brewery Simon Theakston said: “This new cask ale is a testament to our commitment to creating beer which meets the demands of our consumers and pub and bar licensees.
“Theakston Quencher is a new classic cask ale, the result of combining high-quality raw ingredients with our nearly two hundred years of brewing expertise.”
Additionally, the family run business, which was founded in 1827, added the new serve had been brewed to “meet the rising demand for lower ABV beers” but still deliver “great characteristics of classic cask ales”.
Theakston added the brewery, had “made the decision” not to change the strength of any of its cask beers after changes to alcohol duty rates came into force earlier this month, described by HMRC, which administers the tax, as the “biggest alcohol duty reform in 140 years”.
“[We decided] to create a new lower alcohol option instead, which doesn’t compromise on taste”, he continued.
The beer is the latest new product from the Masham-based brewery, which in 2021 launched Summit, a cold serve 4.2% ABV Pale Ale now stocked in 100 pubs across the North with approximately 60k pints sold every month, according to Theakston.
Moreover, last month saw Welsh craft brewery, Tiny Rebel, take over Theakston’s Masham site to produce their own version of renowned cask beer Old Peculier.
Theakston said: “We’ve had great feedback on the beer so far and look forward to more people experiencing it over summer and beyond.”
Theakston Quencher can be ordered direct from the brewery.