Fact Sheet

Why Mucky Bucket?

Coal prompted Doncaster’s growth and the River Don and Don Navigation were used to transport coal from Doncaster to the steel production centres at Rotherham, Scunthorpe and Sheffield.

In the early part of the 20th century Doncaster became one of the largest coal mining areas in the country, with the industry employing more people in the area than anything else. However, along with many other areas, a large number of mining jobs were lost in the late 1980s, and several pits closed.

Today, coal mining has been all but eliminated from the area, with only a handful of collieries surviving.

During the Industrial Revolution the railway came to Doncaster, and the Great Northern Railway established the Doncaster Locomotive and Carriage Building Works. Doncaster had good communication links and it was necessity to transport coal quickly and efficiently.

The Doncaster Plant became famous for building LNER 4-6-2 locomotives the Mallard and the Flying Scotsman, as well as many more locomotives.

Fact Sheet:

Beer Type

Black Pale Ale


5% ABV

Brewing Notes

A classic pale ale ... ... with a twist.

Deep reddish brown in colour made with Maris Otter pale malt and Caramalt, finished with roast barley using East Kent Goldings, Cascade and Summit hops.

A spicy citrus aroma with a spicy grapefruit flavour and a slight hint of chocolate on the finish.


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