Keystone ‘Large One’ Best Bitter 4.2% vol, Dorset (£20 per dozen 500ml bottles; Keystone Brewery, 01747 870307) Full of toasty malt, fruit, spice and delightfully bitter hops, this was Keystone’s first brew – an immediate sell-out – and the only one in bottles. There’s nothing better with home-cooked bangers and mash. Black Isle Organic Wheat Beer 4.5% vol, Ross-shire (£31.95 per dozen 500ml bottles; Black Isle Brewery, 01463 811871) The brewery uses locally grown, locally malted organic barley and wheat for its beers, which are sold in recycled materials. This semi-cloudy wheat beer is full of zesty citrus flavours. Ideal with steamed mussels. Brakspear Bitter 3.4% vol, Oxon (£1.89 per 500ml bottle; Sainsbury’s, Wychwood Brewery, 01993 890800) After Brakspear closed in 2002, Wychwood resurrected the brewery’s beers in Witney, using the original equipment and recipes. This bitter-sweet brew is a classic, capitalising on Oxfordshire’s last hop garden, in Kingston Bagpuize. Little Scotney Best Bitter 4.3% vol, Kent (£23 per dozen 500ml bottles; Westerham Brewery, 01732 864427) Founded in 2004, Westerham Brewery makes this beautifully bitter, hoppy beer exclusively for the National Trust using local malt and hops from the Trust farm at Scotney Castle. Great with cheese and crusty bread.