Bottle Conditioned Beer List

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  1. Nov 13, 2015 #1

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    This list of bottled conditoned beer is from another forum. Some of the beers may have changed and the brewery may have changed from bottle conditioning to filtering as the list is from 2012. So check the bottle for the phrase 'bottle conditioned' before buying (although it may not always state the beer is bottle conditioned even if it is)

    Adnams (mini-kegs contain the primary dual-strain, but bottles do not)
    Cantillon (classic source for diverse lambic cultures)
    Chimay
    Coniston Bluebird Bitter
    Coopers
    Courage (some)
    D'Achouffe
    DeDolle (excellent Belgian multi-strain)
    DuPont (classic saison culture, but reportedly a triple-strain, results vary)
    Duvel (probably contains primary strain, some dispute)
    Fullers Bengal Lancer and 1845 (extremely popular)
    Gales HSB
    Harvey's Imperial Extra Double Stout
    Hook Norton (some Flagship IPA and Double Stout bottles are believed to contain primary strain)
    Hopback Summer Lightning (may now not be bottle conditioned. No longer states so on Hopback website)
    Hopback Crop Circle
    Itchen Valley Godfathers
    Kindl Weiss (good Berliner Weiss lacto blend)
    Marble?
    Maredsous (yes-primary, but same as Duvel)
    Marstons (some: Oyster Stout or Tesco's IPA?)Pedigree
    Morland Hen's Tooth
    Norg O (available at tesco)
    Ommegang
    Orval (excellent blend of Belgian primary strain + brett)
    Ridgeway Bad Elf, Lump of Coal, probably others (brewed by Hepworth, same primary dual strain used in bottles)
    Ridleys (some)
    Rochefort
    Samuel Smith Stingo
    Schneider Weiss (supposedly the only hefeweizen bottled with primary strain)
    Sharps (some, perhaps the only way to obtain historic Morrells strain. Sharp's 6 vintage blend available at whole foods market http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/list/uk)
    Shepherd Neame 1698
    Sierra Nevada (may not be primary strain)
    St. Austell Proper Job and Black Job - Very clean. Favourable to hop orientated pales and IPA's
    Tesco's "Finest Belgian Abbey Ale" by the Huyghe Brewery
    Thomas Hardy (some)
    Thwaites (some)
    Unibroue (a Belgian-style brewery in Canada, very spicy, a mutation of Chimay?)
    Union Summer Wheat - Possibly Safale WB06
    Wibblers - Most of their beers seem to be bottle conditioned. One of the historic whitbread strains (B i think). You can also buy brewery yeast from their online shop for ��£3 (at the time of me typing this)
    Westmalle
    Westvleteren
    Widmer Hefeweizen (not a true Hefeweizen strain, Americanized version of historic Zum Uerige alt strain)
    Worthington White Shield (probably not primary strain, but a nice high-attenuating strain anyway)
    Wye Valley (filtered but then bottle-conditioned with fresh, primary, single-strain)
    Youngs Special London Ale

    Sour Beers - The mad fermentationist maintains a list of bottle conditioned sour beers here: https://www.themadfermentationist.com/p/dreg-list.html?m=1 but PLEASE NOTE This is an American list so many of the beers will not be available (at least easily) here in the UK

    A couple more ideas for fresh yeast:
    Many local microbreweries have imperfect filtration, and likely skip reseeding with a secondary yeast, so it's always worth a try.

    Just because a beer doesn't specifically state "bottle-conditioned" doesn't automatically rule it out. If you hold it up to the light and see a layer of white at the bottom, that's yeast.

    CAMRA have a list of of real ale in bottles (RAIB) to qualify for Real Ale in a Bottle status beer has to be bottle condtioned. From breweries listed not all beers from that parituclar brewery will necessarily be bottle conditioned. I therefore suggest you do further research into individual bottled beers carried by a particular brewery http://www.camra.org.uk/documents/1...n+14.pdf/ecc612bc-a69b-4f93-aa05-5613d52ee4f0
     
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    From what I've read, for English ale yeasts Fullers, Adnams, Young's, Hop back, Morland and Brakspear are good options. I don't think Oxford Gold is still bottle conditioned.

    The Thwaites is a good option too but they were taken over by Marstons earlier this year so I'm not sure whether their bottling is still the same?
     
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    I thought the other day that we need a thread like this. I have been given a pack of 6 Belgian ales all are secondary in the bottle. Will post a list later.
     
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    These is what I have augustijn blond, augustijn dark, augustijn grand cru, piraat, gulden draak & gulden draak 9000 quadruple
     
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    Thanks for the info! :thumb:

    Wonder what yeast they use? I don't have a twatter acc. Could you (or another forumite) ask them?
     
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    I know they have a Vermont ESB in 750ml bottles. I know they've started using vermont in their new IPAs too for extra mouthfeel.

    I'll ask 'em what else they use...
     
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    You mean the conan strain?
     
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    They released an Imperial Stout in 750ml - £14 a bottle though :-?

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    No idea, I'm afraid. Sorry! Just got the info from these reviews:

    [ame]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzpzaGu9XdQ[/ame]

    [ame]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGDQkAyb_kQ[/ame]
     
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    Don't think I'll be buying any!

    I'm all over that vermont strain if it's the conan yeast. Malt miller have it but it's £7.38. There's a independant off liscense type shop near me that I noticed had a board saying they had cloud water beer in soon/recently (cant remember which). I think the vermont strain will be perfect for my Peckham Pale ales. I'm culturing up the shepard neame strain at the mo but I'll deffo do the vermont strain after- cheers! :hat:
     
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    @machin05 I just watched the first vid and he said that it's the same yeast as in Heady topper beer which is the conan strain. So that'll save me 7 quid. I'm on it like a car bonnet :mrgreen::thumb:
     
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    Awesome! Glad it helped :thumb:

    Bear in mind that only the Vermont ESB is bottle conditioned.
     
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    I came across a Great British Beer Festival Programme from 2013 which I had forgotten about. In it were several 'Real Ale in Bottles', or RAIBs to CAMRA folk, bottle conditioned to the rest of us. I have checked those listed in the OP against this and these are the ones that are not on our list i.e. additional. I have no way of knowing whether they are still bottled conditioned or not, or even still available.
    Beowulf (Staffs) - Dragon Smoke Stout 5.3%
    Conwy (N W Wales) - Clogwyn Gold 3.6%
    Harveys (E. Sussex) - Imperial Extra Double Stout 9% :-o
    Hopshackle (Lincs) - Restoration 9% :eek:
    Marble (Gtr Man) - Chocolate Marble 5.3%
    Marble ( Gtr Man) - Lagonda IPA 5%
    Neath (Glam) - Black 5.5%
    O'Hanlons (Devon) - Port Stout 4.8%
    Old Bear (W Yorks) - Black Mari'a 4.2%
    Spire (Derbys) Sgt Pepper Stout 5.5%
    Stewart (Edinburgh) - Embra 5.5%
    St Giles - ? 5%
    Wells & Youngs (Beds) - Youngs Special London Ale 6.4%
    Woodforde's (Norfolk) Nelson's Revenge 4.5%
     
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    So the citra IPA isn't then I take it?
     
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    Not from what I understand. Cloudwater have said that only their 750ml bottles are conditioned, and the Citra IPA only comes in 330ml. All the 330ml bottles I've had from Cloudwater have been bright.
     
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    Thats a shame as the 750ml Vermont ESB is about a tenner from what I've seen of prices online
     
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    Or £3 if you take into account the cost of the yeast :mrgreen:
     
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