Pump News October 2015

  • Posted by thestoke 13 Oct

Pump News October 2015

Supporting the Art of Brewing

Pump News Each and every month we pride ourselves on bringing you a selection of some of the finest real ales and craft beers from around the globe – we aim not have the same ale more than once a year to support the art of brewing and introduce exceptional ales that deserve recognition and tantalise your taste buds,

Each month we will post our ‘Pump News’ and will continue to update that post for the calendar month with the latest brews on our pumps.

Here’s what we have on our pumps at The Stoke right now:

Greene King IPA 3.6% by Greene King

Greene King IPA is a perfectly balanced ale, characterised by its fresh, hoppy taste and clean, bitter finish. This hoppy taste and aroma come from two varieties of English hops – Challenger and First Gold – which are combined with pale and crystal malts. A great beer to enjoy with curry, Mexican and other spicy food, or simply on its own.

Extra Pale Ale 4.2% by Nottingham Brewery

Light coloured, exceptionally well balanced smooth ale with a light fragrant hop finish.
Bronze award winner at the CAMRA Great British Beer Festival 2004. A beautiful looking very pale amber beer with a smooth white head. There’s citrus and wheat in the nose and the taste has well balanced citrus sweetness, malt and biscuit notes and a crisp, dry, mid-long finish.

Grandstand 3.8% by Twickenham

A well-hopped and well-balanced, brownish amber session beer. Refreshing, with light citrus hoppy notes and a fresh clean finish. The one beer to have when you’re having more than one.

Blind Side 4.3% by Truman’s

Blindside, is a celebration of the beauty and brawn of rugby., it is packed full of the finest English hops (First Gold, Target and Admiral) to produce a glorious Golden ale that (like a great Blindside flanker) marries both power and poise. Think Richard Hill at his majestic best. It delivers flavours of fresh citrus and red fruits, all wrapped up in a smooth malty base. It is also superbly sessionable. Indeed, it’s the perfect beer to accompany an afternoon (or evening) in front of the rugby.

American Pale 3.8% by Oldershaw Beers

A deep straw colour beer featuring plenty of hop character. Five American hops combine to present a citrusy lime and grapefruit flavour giving a refreshing bitter finish.

Luck of the Irish 4.6% by Stonehenge Ales

Brewed at OG 1044 and ABV 4.6%. A light green, incredibly smooth and very drinkable beer, rich in both malt and hop aroma. Specially brewed for springtime (beer) lovers. ….and Yes it’s supposed to be Green.

Haka 4.5% by Butcombe Brewery

Haka is a ferocious, robust, New Zealand-hopped Bitter at 4.5%. New Zealand hops are known for their power and depth, and and when combined thoughtfully as in Haka, create the most gorgeously seductive beers: enticing on the nose and bold on the palate. The real triumph of Haka is that head brewer Clive Ham has managed to create a delicacy to accompany the strength of the hops that means this can be an all-evening beer!

Punk IPA 5,6% by Brewdog

Spiky Tropical Hoppy! Welcome to a post Punk apocalyptic mother of an ale. A beer that spent its formative years Blitzkrieg Bopping around India and the sub-continent. This light, golden classic has been subverted with new world hops to create a devastating explosion of flavour. Steel yourself for Kalashnikov bursts of caramel, incendiary tropical fruit and an all-out riot of grapefruit, pineapple and lychee, before a spiky bitter finish. This is quintessential Empire with an anarchic twist. Turn up the volume. Pay the man. Embrace the punked up, pimped up Maharajah of Pale Ales…Nothing will ever be the same again.

Vedett Blonde 5.2% by Vedett

Vedett, a blond, light, well hopped premium beer with 5.2% alcohol content, is the cult Duvel Moortgat beer today: following its birth in 1945, it quickly acquired fame and recognition within an intimate circle of insiders in the Antwerp-Brussels region. But do not think for a moment that this oldtimer is thinking about retirement, quite the contrary. For the past years, Vedett has been going through a second childhood in a number of trendy cafés located mainly in big cities. The secret of its charm? A retro-look, a capricious taste, Vedett-allure and the “golden touch” of the brewery. These past years, the brewery armed Vedett with an innovative, hip, young and slightly absurd image. A successful strategy, especially with the youth: Right now, you’ll find Vedett in Belgian Delhaize supermarkets and most Flemish cities as well as in Brussels.

Bitter & Twisted 4.2% ABV by Harviestoun

Supreme Champion Beer of Britain… World’s Best Ale… Firm favourite of beer drinkers around the world… Where to start when talking about this immensely drinkable and enjoyable golden ale? Bitter & Twisted is a superbly-balanced, refreshingly-lively beer. It has a malty-sweet aroma with a floral, fruity hoppiness and a zingy, zesty flavour. Complex, rounded, sweet and dry; this is the connoisseurs’ session beer par excellence!

Wild Hare 5% ABV by Bath Ales

With its fresh citrus, hoppy aroma and a dry, bitter finish, Wild Hare is crafted into an impeccable, wonderful, wholesome golden ale. Wild Hare is a tastefully dry, crisp and full-flavoured ale, brewed with skill and passion using the finest Pale Ale malt and English hops. Wild Hare contains wheat and barley malt.

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