London Brewing Company & Brains Collab & Brains Tap Takeover at The Bull

Bill Dobson & Rich White
Bill Dobson & Rich White

When London Brewing Company head brewer Rich White got the opportunity to brew a collaboration with Bill Dobson, he couldn’t wait to pick his Brains! The beer itself, a blueberry maple mild, is a real coming together of the breweries, brewers and their backgrounds.  Brewed at The Bull in Highgate North London it combines the traditional Welsh Brains Dark recipe with maple syrup from American brewer Rich’s home county and the final flair of blueberry from Bill’s experimental side. In the kettle, the maple adds woody, earthy tones and the extra maple used in the casks brings sweetness and the signature maple aroma.

The beer will be launched on Thursday 25th September during cask ale week at The Bull in Highgate.  It will be served with mini Blueberry Maple Pancakes (free from 7pm!) and a host of other beers from Brains as they take over the taps at our North London brew pub.

As well as the collaboration brew, S.A Gold, Frisco, Stars & Stripes, Atlantic White and Mexican Wave will also be on the bar from Brains. We are also sending a couple of casks back to Bill back to Cardiff… who knows, it might even make it out of the brewery!

 colour logo London Brewing Co / Brains Blueberry Maple Mild 3.6%
Rich dark mild brewed with maple syrup and blueberry for a sweet fruity finish.  A coming together of minds (Brains) & cultures.
 Frisco - pump clip Brains Craft Brewery Frisco 4.4%
A California Common brewed with San Francisco Lager Yeast and a trio of American hops; Cluster, Willamette and Chinook. This style of beer is often referred to as “steam” beer due to the relatively warm fermentation temperature.Pale amber in colour, Frisco is fruity with hints of caramel, a crisp bitterness and a dry biscuity finish.
 C15286 ATLANTIC WHITE KEG CIRCULAR CLIP_PRINT NO BLEED Brains Craft Brewery Atlantic White 6%
Atlantic White blends the tradition of Belgian ‘Wit’ beers and the hop-character of American IPA’s to produce a ‘White IPA’. Brewed with wheat malt and Belgian wit yeast the addition of freshly crushed coriander seeds, Curacao orange and US hops gives a light refreshing beer with a zesty and spicy finish.
 Mexican Wave lens Brains Craft Brewery Mexican Wave 4.6%Dark and delicious with a sweet malty base, this is a proper Mexican style lager with a citrus twist. A blend of Mexican lager yeast and dark Carafa malt is topped off with Citra hops and lime for a banging zesty finish to this Mexican Wave. Yeah man!
 APPROVED Brains SA Gold Clipped Brains S.A. Gold 4.3%
SA Gold is a full-flavoured, hoppy and refreshing golden ale. Careful use of hops creates a satisfying bitterness, perfectly balanced by vibrant citrus aromas and complex hop flavours from late-hopping using Cascade and Styrian Goldings. A deliciously satisfying and refreshing pint!
 C15724 BCB Stars and Stripes Clip with Bleed Brains Stars & Stripes 5%A naturally hazy golden coloured ale brewed with wheat malt and Californian Ale Yeast. An all-American hop line-up of Chinook, Centennial, Citra and Amarillo gives aromas of grapefruit and tropical fruit on the nose, citrus flavours and a crisp bitterness making Stars and Stripes a deliciously drinkable and refreshing beer.

The Bull, 13 North Hill, Highgate, London, N6 4AB
0208 3410510

Bull General Manager (Guild Member): Mitch Adams @mitcheladams (
Head Brewer: Rich White @londonbrewingco

Brains Brewery Head Brewer: Bill Dobson @brainsbrewer


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