Brew­ery cham­pi­ons ‘home grown’ beers

Macclesfield Express - - BUSINESS -

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:­cle­beer.

The Win­cle Beer Co. takes on Tracy Har­wood to de­velop sales of its new range of sin­gle English-hop beers

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