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    Wednesday, 26 March 2008

    Stone's (I Mean Shepherd Neame's) New Beer Going Down Nicely

    I've read three reports now from people who have sampled the beer brewed by Stone brewers at Shepherd Neame. They are all favourable and report that the beer is superbly hoppy.

    So this 7% beer which Wetherspoons describe as a double IPA, but Greg Koch himself calls an ordinary IPA is going down a treat, and it seems that being brewed at the Sheps plant which isn't used to seeing so many hops, especially American Centennial and Simcoe, isn't seeing a dumbing down of any flavours at all.

    As previously reported, the beer is here for the Wetherspoons festival which officially starts tomorrow and runs until April 14th. I will be going to a Wetherspoons every day until I find this beer. Let's hope it happens soon, or God help me.


    Stonch said...

    For those in London, they've got it at the Crosse Keys by Bank station - indeed Jim Koch was there today.

    Tandleman said...

    Going to try my local JDW later. Not much hope of success, but you never know.

    haddonsman said...

    Live from The Babington Arms with a pint of it and free wifi access. Life is sweet (well, actually life is sticky hoppy!)

    After the initial wincing hop aroma, I'm finding it surprisingly drinkable. Stones at 'Spoons - who would have thought it!