Brewery champions ‘home grown’ beers
ABREWERY is championing home grown beer by backing English hop growers.
The Wincle Beer Co, based in Wincle, is launching an all-English series of single hop beers, using hops grown in the UK.
According to the British Hop Association these are the ingredients that produce the best session beers in the world.
The series of twelve cask beers, one produced each month, will each feature just one English grown hop variety in the brew.
Head brewer Giles Meadows, said: “The past few years has seen an explosion in the number of new English hop varieties which are producing some fantastic new flavours.
“We think that Wincle’s range of single English hop beers is the perfect tribute to our national drink and the innovation of the growers .
“There has been a huge effort in the UK poured into developing environmentally friendly, disease-resistant hop varieties which we will be celebrating throughout the year.”
The series kicks off in February with a 4.3percent ABV brown ale, which is brewed from Phoenix hops with a spicy, chocolate character.
Giles added: “We’ve selected the hops for all but one of the beers this year. But in October we will be brewing a 5.0pc green hopped IPA when we will select the very best crop according to the season’s growing conditions. For this one-off beer it will then be race to get the fresh hops into the mash tun within eight hours – before the citrus, green hop taste has time to fade.”
Ahead of the series launch the Wincle Beer Co. appointed Tracy Harwood to promote all twelve new beers into the pub trade.
The ex-publican, who ran a CAMRA nominated freehouse, will work within Cheshire, north Staffordshire and Derbyshire as well as expanding sales into the Burton area.
For those who want to sample the brew, it can be found in good local pubs and on tap at the brewery. For more details contact The Wincle Beer Company: www.winclebeer. co.uk
The Wincle Beer Co. takes on Tracy Harwood to develop sales of its new range of single English-hop beers