Joseph Holt

Beers

We have been brewing beer since 1849 and have used all our knowledge and experience to extend our range as tastes have changed.

However, a few things will never change, such as using the finest ingredients, sticking to our time honoured brewing traditions and always embracing the latest technology to create our quality beers.

But the biggest commitment is to brew the finest beers and sell them at a competitive price.

You will find our cask, keg, lager and selected bottles in all our pubs and at a variety of venues across Greater Manchester.

Lager beers

We are delighted to say that both our Crystal and Diamond lager brands won a gold at the International Brewing Awards, competing against many international brands. Using the very finest Slovenian hops, all of our lagers deliver a continental and refreshing taste.

Our lagers are available at all Joseph Holt pubs and also at selected venues throughout Manchester.

Diamond Extra Cold Premium Lager

Diamond Extra Cold Premium Lager

5.0% ABV

Joseph Holt Diamond Extra Cold is a rich draught lager which although containing similar ingredients and brewing parameters to Crystal lager has a fuller taste. It pours golden and clear with a crisp head and sparkling finish. The flavour is full and crisp with light fruit notes.

Diamond Lager was awarded The Gold Medal at the International Brewing Awards 2013.

Tasting guide reference
Appearance
Straw
Smell
Light, Fruity
Taste
Full, Crisp, Light Fruit Notes
Bitterness
Rating: 2/5
Sweetness
Rating: 2/5

Crystal Extra Cold Lager

Crystal Extra Cold Lager

3.8% ABV

Joseph Holt Crystal Extra Cold is a full flavoured dry continental lager that is brewed with choice lager malt, Styrian Goldings and long fermented Swiss lager yeast. From tap, it pours clear and golden yellow, with a white head and sparkling finish. The aroma is crisp, with hints of fruit and the flavor is dry with a citrus taste.

Crystal Lager was awarded The Gold Medal at the International Brewing Awards 2011.

Tasting guide reference
Appearance
Pale Straw
Smell
Light Malt Notes
Taste
Crisp, Clean, Refreshing
Bitterness
Rating: 1/5
Sweetness
Rating: 2/5

Crystal Gold Lager

Crystal Gold Lager

4.5% ABV

Following the success of our award winning Crystal lager, the brewery introduced Crystal Gold – the new premium draught lager. Fermented at low temperatures and cold conditioned - the way lager should be.

Tasting guide reference
Appearance
Pale Straw
Smell
Slightly Floral
Taste
Light, Crisp, Refreshing
Bitterness
Rating: 1.5/5
Sweetness
Rating: 2/5