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Draught

Until Joseph Bramah patented the beer engine in 1785, beer was served directly from the cask and carried to the customer.

The old English word for carry was dragen which developed into a series of related words, including drag, draw, and draught. By the time Bramah’s beer pumps became popular, the use of the word draught was well established and transferred easily to beer served via hand pumps. Since this time, dispensing techniques have moved on leaps and bounds, with technology such as chilled fonts, and digital displays.

Here at Lacons, we have partnerships with all major brewers allowing us to provide you with increased flexibility of brands for your outlet, ensuring you are not limited to one brewer’s range of products. Our stock variety is wide and ever changing range and includes draught and keg beer along with a long list of ciders.

Standard Lager

Standard Lager

Lager, meaning storage in German, undergoes a maturation process of between one to two weeks in cold storage to stabilise and develop flavour. Until 1960 lager accounted for less than one per cent of the British beer market, and although it had long been popular in Scotland, it was not generally provided in the UK on draught until 1963. Since then its growth has been phenomenal and it now accounts for almost half the beer market in Britain.

Premium Lager

Premium Lager

Stella Artois, the brand leader in Premium Lager, named 'Stella' after the Christmas Star and 'Artois' after Sebastian Artois who founded the brewery, is a beer brewed to 4.8% ABV using the original Stella Artois yeast and the unique taste of Saaz hops. It is a beer that manages to balance a fuller flavour with a clean crisp taste to make it an exceptional premium lager. Our range of nearly 20 beers provide you with an array of choice for your outlet.

World / Speciality

World / Speciality

We stock an ever-increasing number of world and speciality beers, ranging from organic, wheat and blond through to fruit varieties. Some are served in smaller quantities from unique glassware, making them more attractive to new drinkers and women. Ranging from Belgian Leffe to Japanese Kirin Ichiban, call us now to discuss which speciality brands are ideal for adding value and exclusivity to your outlet.

Craft Beer

Craft Beer

This sector is becoming increasingly recognised as being a far better match for food than wine, thanks to its versatility, complexity and palate cleansing qualities. With fashionability and now provenance defining consumer choice there is no better time to enhance your draught options.

With consumers happy to pay a premium for hop packed and bold flavoured beer styles we are pleased to offer a vast range of craft beers that will keep your bar fresh, giving you a point of difference from competitors.

Bitter / Stout

Bitter / Stout

Bitter is well-hopped draught ale that is typically copper-coloured with ruddy glints, the most popular of which, with the 'No Nonsense' advertising campaign is John Smiths Extra Smooth. The original John Smith began his drinking empire in 1847, when he began brewing his ale for his town's thirsty mill workers and factory hands. It soon became the nation's favourite and now reigns as No. 1. With a remit of over 20 draught bitters together with the nation’s bestselling stouts, (Guinness and Murphy's) you are bound to find a product that satisfies your customers amongst our first rate selection.

Cider

Cider

In recent years, the popularity of cider has witnessed an international revival, and the offerings from draught cider brands have increased. We currently stock over 10 draught ciders, including draught Aspall Suffolk Cyder, which was described, when scooping the 2006 Quality Drinks Award as 'almost like drinking a Sauvignon Blanc'. Strongbow remains the market leader and has recently released a pear alternative to entice new customers to sample its offering.

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