Blonde gets Gold.
A few pints were sunk in Newton Abbot last Thursday with our wins at the region’s largest beer competition at Tucker’s Maltings, organized by the small brewers’ trade body SIBA.
The beers were judged in blind tastings by fellow brewers and other experts. A very happy Head Brewer, Dave was especially pleased as the brew is the culmination of months of experimentation.
Special thanks also go to Helen, the landlady of The Green Man pub in Kingsdown (it was her idea to enter this contest in what is her home town) and husband Krishna (ye master keeper of the crucially-important yeast)
This 3.8% new recipe pale ale is aromatic with refreshing grapefruit flavours over a lightly malty base, dry hopped with American Cascade hops.
The beer will now go forward to the national awards next March at the BeerX in Sheffield; where brewery owner Glen grew up and supped his first pints!
Bristol Blonde is getting a new look too this Spring, with redesigned pumpclips inspired by the famous ‘Bristol Scroll’ that once adorned everything from cars to buses to aeroplanes.
The bestselling Bristol Best bitter will be similarly redesigned too.