Joseph Holt
Posted: 5th October 2017

Joseph Holt Brews Sixex in Cask for Cask Ale Week Celebration!

Sixex Cask for Cask Ale Week

Joseph Holt brewers celebrated Cask Ale Week by brewing a limited run of one of the company's top speciality bottle beer; Sixex into cask form. 

This award-winning 6% abv beer uses a traditional recipe with rich crystal and black malts to give it a distinctive roasted flavour. It is a staple in bottles, and so it is exceedingly rare that it finds itself in cask. 

To try this beer for yourself and with your friends, visit: 

Doffcocker Inn - 780 Chorley Old Road, Doffcocker, Bolton, BL1 5QE

Friendship - Scholes Lane, Prestwich, Manchester, M25 0PD

Grapes - 439 Liverpool Road, Peel Green, Manchester, M30 7HD

Griffin HG - 124 Wilmslow Road, Heald Green, Cheadle, SK8 3BE

Marsh Mill Tavern - Marsh Mill Village, Fleetwood Road North, Thornton-Cleveleys, FY5 4JZ

Morning Star - 520 Manchester Road, Swinton, Manchester, M27 9QW

Mort Arms - 235 Elliott Street, Tyldesley, Manchester, M29 8DG

Norfolk Arms - Norfolk Square, Glossop, Derbyshire, SK13 8BP


The Park - 142 Monton Road, Eccles, Manchester, M30 9QD

Park Inn, Swinton - 135 Worsley Road, Swinton, Manchester, M27 5SP

The Railway Buxton - Bridge Street, Buxton, SK17 6BS

To give you some insights into this beer, the Sixex is a traditional recipe brewed with Rich Crystal and Black Malts that gives it a very distinctive roasted flavour. The story to this beer's name came from the term SIXEX which derives from the 19th century practice of designating ales a number of X’s to describe their alcoholic strength.  Mild might be X or XX, while the strongest ales would be designated XXXXX or XXXXXX. 

So as you can imagine this special cask certainly packs a punch, so for the Real Players please enjoy and as for the budding beer drinkers, you've been warned.