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Launch of our new Bitter

It has been a long time coming but our flagship bitter is finally here.We have been experimenting over the past couple of years in order to develop what we thought would be a good solid bitter; you know what I mean, the sort of beer that is well balanced, slightly malty with an interesting hop character, but one that doesn't overtake the taste buds. We came close on several occasions but it was never absolutely bang on. Earlier this year fate decided to lend a hand. Through a chance meeting at our pub, The White Lion in Bridgnorth, we were introduced to Simon, a very nice chap from Beckbury ( not a million miles from the brewery),  he in turn introduced us to the brewing legend that is Dave Rawstorne. To cut a long story short, Dave was happy to come out of retirement and...

Hop To It! What are Hops?

Finding the right hops is key to brewing good craft beer and, though not the only ingredient, it is the hops that seem to be the star of the show.  So, what are hops?  Hops are a cone-shaped flower that has become integral in beer-making.  While beer has existed long before the use of hops, most beer today is flavored with hops, which add a bitter and also preservative quality to our favourite tipple. Hops are the cone shapes flowers of the hop plant known as Humulus Lupulus.  Hops grow all over the world with each different landscape providing its own unique flavour.   Hops are generally used during the boiling process on a brew day. the earlier the hops are added into the boiling process the more bitter the taste will be.  Adding hops late on will contribute to...