Alongside a good range of lagers and beers, the Wheatsheaf specialises in real, craft and cask ales, sourced from breweries throughout Britain. These include some from the Highlands and Islands, as well as the best of the English ales.
Descriptions are from brewers or beer review sites
This is described as a strong, classic ale, golden amber in colour with scents of caramel, light fruits and roasted malt hints. The brewer says; ‘’ The drinkers’ favourite… a recent survey revealed that Landlord has the highest proportion of drinkers who call it their favourite ale. And it has won more awards than any other beer, winning both CAMRA’s Champion Beer of Britain and the Brewing Industry Challenge Cup four times’’.
HOBGOBLIN GOLD AND HOBGOBLIN RUBY: 4.5% ABV
Slightly stronger real ales, these are proudly made at the Wychwood Brewery in beautiful Oxfordshire.The Ruby is traditionally craft-brewed with chocolate and crystal malts, and a blend of Styrian, Goldings and Fuggles (is it made by Harry Pottter?) hops to produce a full-bodied, Ruby beer that delivers a delicious chocolate, toffee malt flavour, balanced with a rounded, moderate bitterness and an overall fruity, mischievous character. Hobgoblin is ‘’the perfect beer to eat with meat stews, steak & ale pies, sausages and mash, burgers and BBQs, roasts and char-grilled vegetables’’. Ideal for Hallowe’en, apparently…..
JAGUAR: 4.5% ABV
Again a marginally-stronger pint, this is another favourite from the Kelburn Brewery stable and is said to be a golden, full-bodied ale with undertones of grapefruit and long-lasting citrus, with a hoppy aftertaste. And according to the brewery, it has bite! Experts obviously like this one, as it’s received the CAMRA Champion Golden Ale of Britain 2015 and the CAMRA Silver Champion Ale of Britain 2015.
HAPPY CHAPPY: 4.5% ABV
Made by the Cromarty Brewing Company in Invernesshire, this is described as being ‘a New Wave Pale Ale, made from crisp citrus hops from the USA and fresh tropical hops from New Zealand’. The company says it’s ’perfect for a session’ – but the Wheatsheaf always advise that you should drink responsibly!
SHEEP SHAGGER: 4.5% ABV
The Cairngorm Brewery in the heart of the Scottish Highlands is very proud of this humorously-named offering and says it is ‘ a Continental-style beer with good body and refreshing aftertaste’.
RAJ IPA: 5.5 % ABV
This comes from the same stable as the Carronade and is a stronger beer – in fact, a champion. It’s described as ‘a full bodied traditional IPA recipe loaded with hops. Part of the Tryst core range for over a decade. Multi-award winning; CAMRA Champion beer of Scotland 2016’.
But don’t worry if real and cask ale is not your thing. The pub carries a good range of beers and lagers such as Tennant’s, Belhaven Best, McEwan’s Heavy, Stella Artois and Guinness, as well as lots of carefully-chosen bottled beers. Also on draught for cider lovers, there is Orchard Reveller. Our Guinness is well known to be the best in Falkirk, so come along and give it a try.