HOBSONS Postman's knock

Postman's Knock is a beer offering an intelligent blend of complex ingredients, the rich brown beer with a smooth fine head has a very chocolately character. The combination of subtle flavour notes of vanilla, treacle and roast malt gives an initial rich sweetness leading to a velvety chocolate finish.

The beer is named in honour of Simon Evans (1895-1940), a novelist and short story writer, who settled in Cleobury Mortimer after World War One. He had been badly affected by poison gas in the war and, in order to improve his health, worked as a postman, walking up to 18 miles a day. Postman's Knock is based on the Champion Mild recipe and uses the finest malting barley, Maris Otter and Worcestershire Fuggles and Goldings hops.

Bottle Notes - Postman's Knock is a bottle conditioned beer which contains sediment, pour carefully and best stored upright at cellar temperature 10 - 12 degrees.

Postman's Knock is available in bottled beers through our online shop which offers nationwide delivery.




JP Hobsons PostmansKnock 500ml Labels AW2

tasting notes...

  • Strong Mild
  • Ruby
  • Chocolate, Spicy
  • Vanilla, Treacle

Test food panel3

Superbly rich, Postman's Knock works well with BBQ red meats: sausages or ribs with a sticky sweet marinade and mature cheddar or Shropshire blue cheese.

Perfect match for coffee-shop Florentines or rich fruit cake.

Postman's Knock is our choice of beer in a Christmas pud as tested at our Stir up Sunday event.




  • Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival Competition, Silver 2014
  • Heart of England Fine Foods Diamond Awards - Finalist 2012
  • SIBA Wales & West Region Beer Competition, Bronze 2011

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