Thursday, 3 September 2009
Pictish @ Bull @ HK
We don't see beers from Pictish Brewery too often in our neck of the woods so I am really looking forward to the Pictish Showcase at The Bull, Horton Kirby this weekend.
There will be seven brews from Pictish on sale as follows :
BREWERS GOLD (3.8%)
A refreshing thirst quenching pale golden session beer. Malty undertones and a powerful spicy hop aroma combine to produce a dangerously moreish beer.
From the single hop series of beers. A pale, very hoppy beer brewed using Cluster hops. A spicy, citrus flavour with some dryness in a long crisp bitter finish.
From the single hop series of beers. A pale, very hoppy beer brewed using Riwaka hops from New Zealand.
ALCHEMIST'S ALE (4.3%)
A superb premium bitter with a citrusy hoppiness throughout the initial taste
and long finish, all underpinned by a pale ale malt backbone that gives the beer a good body.
Another single hop beer. A pale, very hoppy beer brewed using Simcoe hops. Floral notes in aroma and taste.
STADDLE STONE (4.5%)
A premium tawny coloured ale with a ruby red hue. A robust hop aroma precedes a full bodied malty taste with caramel notes and a dry bitter finish.
Another from the single hop series. A pale, very hoppy beer brewed using Galena hops. Clear golden coloured, very hoppy with a crisp and slightly bitter dry malt finish.
Pictish Brewery has a reputation that is growing far afield from its Rochdale home and my mouth is watering at the prospect of trying all seven of these beers later in the week. Hope to bump into one or two other hopheads there.