The Keelman, Grange Road, Newburn Tyne & Wear. NE15 8NL.
0191 267 1689
The North East’s longest surviving micro was founded in Newcastle in 1982 in premises previously occupied by undertakers. Its location beside the former site of a local landmark, a 19th century big lamp, gave rise to the name. In 1996 the brewery moved to a renovated Grade II listed Victorian water pumping station in pleasant surroundings by the river Tyne. Opening a pub in the same building to add to their one other tied house.
Keelman (brewery tap), Grange Road, Newburn, (about 5 miles west of city centre) by Tyne Riverside Country Park.
Wheatsheaf (tied pub), Carlisle Street, Felling. By metro station.
Splendid B&B accommodation is available at the Keelman lodge which is situated in Newburn about 100yds from the brewery and Keelman pub. Phone for details.
Beers Brewed at present
This is a very light coloured beer, well hopped with Czechoslovakian styrian Goldings. Ideal for summer sessions.
BIG LAMP BITTER 3.9%
A characterful hoppy beer with a slightly dry aftertaste. A great session beer.
DOUBLE ‘M’ 4.3%
Copper red in colour, a fruity mouthfeel, with slight traces of malt and pleasant dry aftertase.
SUMMERHILL STOUT 4.4%
Dark roast malt flavour, with a hint of chocolate.
Big Lamp Premium 5.2%
Reddish in colour with mellow aftertaste.
PRINCE BISHOP ALE 4.8%
A well balanced fruity, light coloured beer. First brewed for the 1987 Durham Beer Festival.
EMBERS 5.5% (SEASONAL)
A wonderful strong bitter beer with chocolate and roast crystal malt. A big hit in our first winter at ‘The Keelman’. Brewed between November & April.
KEELMAN BROWN 5.7% (SEASONAL)
First brewed in June 1997 for a Blaydon races celebration. Full-bodied ale with a hint of toffee.
OLD GENIE 7.4% (OCCASIONAL)
This dark and very strong beer has an exceptional body. With just the right balance of sweetness which compliments the rich fruitiness.
BLACKOUT 11.00% (OCCASIONAL)
This heavyweight, weighs in at 11%. Has all the qualities of a matured barley wine. (A must for any beer festival)