With Brewery Bird
2012 appears to be shaping up as the mother of all years for events and anniversaries. Not only do we have the Olympics and Euro 2012 to look forward to, heading the league table in the anniversary stakes, we have a right Royal knees-up with an extra Bank Holiday (for some), thrown in to celebrate the Queens Diamond Jubilee!
Whether or not you’re a fan of our Royal establishment, it will certainly be worth nosing out as many of of the specially-brewed ales our lovely breweries are offering. Here’s just a few for starters, in no particular order…
Arkells – Queen’s Tipple 4.5%
A truly British Beer! Brewed especially for the Jubilee, and made from Tipple Malt, an old English variety and a favourite at the brewery. American hops bring a modern, refreshing twist to this pale ale, resulting in a well-rounded finish
Ramsbury – Queen of Diamonds 3.9%
This celebratory session ale from deepest Wiltshire is pale in colour, brewed with locally grown Styrian and Citra hops and Ramsbury own malt, grown on the estate and malted for the brewery in Warminster. A right Royal quaffer according to the Head Brewer! Only available in cask.
Box Steam – Royal Box 3.8%
A second Royal outing for this dark ale, the first in our Jubilee line-up! A mild-based recipe, smooth, with bitter, biscuit and malt flavours, followed by a subtle hop bitterness.
Wadworth – Diamond Jubilee Ale 6%
Raise your glasses to this one-off special. A pale amber with a full, biscuity body, brewed with Sovereign and Saphir hops, the latter adding a spicy fruit aroma. A limited edition 1,200 bottles are available to purchase from the brewery, or sample the brew at Wadworth pubs on tap.
Hook Norton – Hooky Diamond Reserve 6%
The strongest ale brewed at the brewery in over 100 years. This is a vintage version of Old Hooky, rich, fruity and full, with bags of hop aroma and taste. Aavailable during May & June in cask.
Oxfordshire Ales – Diamond Jubilee Ale 4.3%
Full flavoured and aromatic, this ale has been especially brewed for the Jubilee, using a 60 year old recipe. Sovereign and Fuggles hops combine with English malt to produce a well balanced bitter
Windsor & Eton Brewery – Kohinoor 4.5%
Inspired by Commonwealth ingredients apparently, this beer is named after the large diamond in the Coronation Crown. A classic India Pale Ale style, using Imperial malt and Chinnok, Simcoe and Pacific Jade hops. A light, dry-bitter tasting beer, the finish is balanced with the addition of jasmine petals, cardamom and coriander to the brew!