We have just started to deliver our new Winter Wobbler 4.6% beer out to the licensed trade and I am very optimistic of it being a great success.The one benchmark that I have gone by over the last two decades was for the brew to past the Lester Test. Lester is the publican of The Three Daws right on the river in the heart of Gravesend and he is a stickler for the beers he sells having depth of flavour and clarity. The Lester test is done by holding up a pint glass of a new cask beer and if it is a light coloured beer it is compared to the skyline over Essex and the Thames Estuary. If it is a dark beer such as the Winter Wobbler the glass is lowered and the colour is compared to the Thames which laps up to the pub, having hopefully past on colour and clarity Lester then gives the trial beer a good taste by finishing off the pint a tough job but as I am sure you will all agree someone has to do it. I will let you all know the outcome.
We have started deliveries of our seasonal Winter Wobbler, it can be found in:
|10:50 FROM VICTORIA, Strood||www.1050fromvictoria.co.uk|
|The Bake & Ale House, Westgate||www.bakeandalehouse.com|
|The 3 Tuns, Lower Halstow||www.thethreetunspub.co.uk|
|Three Daws, Gravesend||www.threedaws.co.uk|
It will also be available in our off-sales from tomorrow.
We as a brewery get asked quite often by our customers now that winter is drawing in are you going to bring out a Winter Beer. Well the answer is yes we are it will be squeezed in between our regular brewing programme.The special malts have just arrived with us and I will be starting work on the new Winter Wobbler 4.6%.
Look out for it, available in cask and off sales in the next couple of weeks.
An indulgent winter ale with notes of malt, orange peel and rich fruit cake.