What is a pale ale?

Quite simply a Pale Ale is a top-fermented beer brewed with predominantly a pale malt - unless your a brewer that may still not make a huge amount of sense to you either - it took us a number of beers to work out what it meant for us too! So at Art & Craft CR0, we're here to help you through the maze of Pale Ales out there on the market and find your favourite Pale Ale - either on draught at our Surrey Street Bar or a can/bottle from our fridges in the Bar or Online. may not make 


The term "pale ale" first made it appearances in taverns & public houses around 1703 for beers made from malts dried with high-carbon coke, resulting in a lighter colour than other beers popular at that time. Over the years and lots of experimentation in brewing practices & hop levels have resulted in a range of different tastes and strengths within the Pale Ale family. 

Pale Ales are one of our regulars favourites types of beers, so we will always have a number in stock to help you find your preference - but here's a quick guide to all the types of brews within the Pale Ale family: 

  • Amber Ale

  • American Pale Ale (APA)

  • Bière de Garde

  • Blonde

  • Burton Pale Ale

  • Cascadian Dark Ale (CDA) /Black IPA  

  • English Bitter

  • India Pale Ale (IPA)

  • Irish Red Ale

  • Scotch Ale

  • Strong Pale Ale

What's in our pale ale fridges?

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