To add an authentic local flavour to your stay, look out for Manx crafted ales from one of the local breweries on the Isle of Man. The award-winning breweries have been producing ales for more than 100 years and supply many of the Isle of Man’s pubs.
Okell’s is the oldest brewery in the Island and the initiator of the Isle of Man Pure Beer Act which ensures the purity of beer brewed on the Isle of Man. Anything other than the natural brewing ingredients of water, yeast, hops and malt is prohibited by breweries on the Island since 1874. With a never-ending passion to create the perfect pint, Okell’s continually releases superb new brews throughout the year.
Perhaps the most famous brewery on the Isle of Man is Bushy’s. Located just outside Douglas, Bushy’s brews a wide range of real ales at the Mount Murray Brewery, from refreshing ‘session’ ales to the glorious Oyster Stout.
The smallest brewery, Old Laxey Brewing Company, creates beers that are mainly sold in the pub next door- the Shore in Laxey. You can also sometimes find their Bosum Biter in the HQ bar in Douglas.
Hooded Ram is the latest brewery to be formed on the Island, and also the winner of Beer of the Festival at the 2014 and 2015 Isle of Man Beer Festival. The brewery was founded in 2013 by Robert Storey who wanted to start a small American Style Brewery offering a different range of beers to those normally found on the Island.