Heresy won silver

Heresy won silver

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Our golden ale Heresy won SILVER in the SIBA East 2016 Independent Beer Awards announced last night.  One of our  core beers with very loyal drinkers, Heresy (4%) came second over all in the Cask Best Bitters & Pale Ales category sponsored by Charles Faram & Co.

The beers submitted by breweries across the East Region which includes Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire, Hertfordshire, Peterborough and Bedfordshire, were judged by a panel of blind taste testers.  The panel comprised fellow brewers, supplier associates, members of the press, local CAMRA members and beer enthusiasts.  We are very proud to win an award in the hotly contested Cask Best Bitters and Pale Ale category given the considerable competition.

Heresy is one of our best selling draft beers.  Top-notch pale ale malt and Challenger hops commit the brew to spicy bitterness before Goldings set about delivering citrus and florals.  It is the holy grail of golden ale!

The SIBA Awards took place at Elgoods Brewery in Wisbech yesterday (29 September) and Nelion Ridley attended to accept his certificate.  It was a good night for Essex brewers with Wibblers, Maldon, Brentwood, Colchester and Nethergate all taking home gongs.

 

Our award-winning amber ale is back

Our award-winning amber ale is back

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Embers (3.8%), our Limited Edition is back for the Autumn months. Embers is an award-winning amber ale which will keep you properly toasty as the trees drop their leaves and the nights draw in.

Bramling Cross is a hop as British as our Bishop, as earthy as a golden harvest and as smooth as runny honey. So pull up a pew, fill up your tankards and savour this bonfire of a beer.

The award-winning amber ale is now available in cask at our current outlets. Embers will also be available from Monday 12 September in 500ml bottles which can be purchased online or from our on site Brewery Shop. Pop in and buy your beer at source. We are open Monday-Friday 9am-4.30pm. Also available at selected stores throughout the county.

A little more information about the Brambling Cross hop:

Flavour and Aroma – Bramling Cross has a distinctive “American” aroma with flavour notes that are spicy, blackcurrant, loganberry and lemony citrus.

Bittering Characteristics – Assertive, rounded and fruity.

Bramling cross is a wonderful aromatic “American-style” hop. It has high flavour intensity and works well as late copper, hop-back or dry hop addition and is a good experimental hop for brewers as a late or dry hop.

Released in 1951 by Wye College in the UK from a cross made in 1927, between Bramling (a traditional English Golding variety) and a male seedling of the Manitoban (Canadian) wild hop. It is wilt tolerant.