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    Tuesday, 15 January 2008

    Acorn And American Hops

    Acorn Brewery of Barnsley are releasing a series of single hop beers for 2008.

    Each of these beers features an American variety, and if Acorn's success with their single varietal British hop beers is to be replicated then these should be worth seeking out.

    I have a lot of time for Acorn; their beers are consistently good tasty brews. I also have a lot of time for American hops, even in the relatively moderate amounts that British brewers use them.

    Acorn beers are regular visitors to Leicester pubs where I am fortunate enough to go fairly regularly, so I'll hopefully see a fair few of these beers. If you taste them before I do then let me know how you get on.


    haddonsman said...

    Now this is an interesting one; I found their Brit-hop stuff to be rather hit-and-miss. With higher prices and supposed scarcity value of US hops this year, I hope Acorn make the most of them.

    Having said that, I'll look forward to trips up to the Kelham Island Tavern in Sheffield that often has Acorn beers on to try a few of these - particularly if they pull out a Chinook.

    haddonsman said...

    Well, I've had the Amarillo, which was fairly understated. Good body, but not as lush as the Fernandes Centennial that I had straight after.