INM ANNIVERSARY ALE
A gold-coloured beer made with the finest Maris Otter and Crystal malts. The addition of Caragold malt gives this beer a slight 'toffee' taste. Mosaic and Citra hops are used in the boil and the beer is dry-hopped with more Citra for five days before casking.
Availability - 26th September 2019 - INM Anniversary Garden Party (Private); Late September/early October - Four Ale Taproom, Gosport (check with them for exact availability).
Monckton House was built in 1850 for Gosport Brewer, James Biden. The Biden family acquired The Sea Horse Brewery, Seahorse Street. One source (A Century of British Brewers 1890-1990) says the brewery was built around 1800 and purchased by the Biden family in 1846. Biden & co was registered in 1896. It owned 43 pubs in Gosport and the surrounding area until it was bought by United in 1918 and taken over in 1921. In 1901 Monckton House was sold to another local brewer Jack Blake. When not in the brewery, Newtown Brewery's head brewer works in Monckton House (now owned by the MoD).