Box Steam Brewery, Piston Broke 4.5%


The talented Isambard Kingdom Brunel didn’t get everything right. His early trains were propelled by pistons sealed by leather valves – leather that proved fatally vulnerable to damp, cold weather. It’s reassuring to learn that even the one of the greatest Britons sometimes ends up Piston Broke.

A robust golden ale, refreshingly hoppy with bittersweet fruity aromas, Piston Broke is a blend of Goldings and Cascade hops that never fails, whatever the weather.

Brewery : Box Steam Brewery.

ABV : 4.5%

Style : Golden Ale

Bottle Size : 500ml

Best Served : Slightly chilled

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Over 100 years ago two young men started brewing next to Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s Tunnel at Bath, and a century of brewing tradition began

In 2004 the Roberts family restored the derelict brewery with a view to producing great quality beer to be served in their own pub estate. They named their small enterprise Box Steam Brewery. The beers became hugely successful and the family quickly out-grew the Box site so moved to new premises near Holt, where the water has unique properties ideal for brewing. Andy and family invest consistently in the technology and systems at Box Steam Brewery to deliver the highest quality beer at all times.

Today, Box Steam Brewery is an award winning family business. They’ve now been brewing for almost 15 years, never producing a factory style beer. Their creative brewers, handcraft all beers in the brewery’s steam copper, using the very best malted barley from Warminster Maltings. The consistent high quality of their beers is maintained by using the best British hops such as Fuggles and Goldings (with some New World hops for aromatics) and a pure strain of English brewing yeast.

Their roots are firmly in the West Country, where they continue to be inspired by the engineering triumphs of the late great Isambard Kingdom Brunel, which infuses their brand throughout. Great ales at great prices.


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