A Beer Legend Returns…..
Dobbin’s Yakima Grande Pale Ale will be appearing at this week’s Stockport beer festival where it first appeared more than 20 years ago.
Yakima Grande Pale ale was a supremely hoppy pale ale first brewed in the early 90s at the now defunct Kings Arms pub in Chorlton on Medlock by Brendan Dobbin of West Coast brewing, formerly designer of the Firkin brewpubs.
The beer was way ahead of its time with very high hopping levels being heavily influenced by the North American microbrewery scene. (At the time most beers were amber, sweet & malty).
Yakima Grande Pale ale will also be at The Chorlton Beer Festival on 4th/5th July & The Great Welsh Beer Festival on 5th-7th June as well as many pubs in North Wales & the North West.
The beer returns courtesy of Conwy Brewery who already have a strong presence on the Manchester brewing scene and have worked with Brendan (now residing in Ireland) to re-create the beer to his original recipe.
Gwynne Thomas, founder of Conwy Brewery says “we’re really pleased to be re-creating this beer after talking to Manchester drinkers who talk fondly of Yakima Grande Pale ale after more than 20 years! Since I already know Brendan, we brew on equipment designed by him and already deliver to Manchester pubs I thought we had to brew this beer. Brendan has shared his vast brewing knowledge to re-create this legendary beer and I think it’s come through, I hope others agree.”