Monday, 18 December 2017

Brakspear Special on tap for festival

A BEER brewed in Henley will be on sale at the country?s biggest beer festival next month

A BEER brewed in Henley will be on sale at the country?s biggest beer festival next month.

Members of the Campaign for Real Ale selected Brakspear Special, brewed at the Bell Street brewery, for the Great British Beer Festival at London?s Olympia.

Brakspear is supplying four kilderkins ? the equivalent of 576 pints ? of Special to the festival, which runs from August 11 to 15.

The beer is a 4.3 per cent classic bitter which was restored by Brakspear in 2013 when it opened the Bell Street brewery. It used to be made at the old Brakspear brewery for 40 years until 2002.

Malcolm Mayo, head brewer at the Bell Street brewery, said: ?It?s wonderful to be invited to the Great British Beer Festival with Brakspear Special as we only started to brew it two years ago.

?In that time, Special has won over drinkers in and around Henley and we?ll be interested to see how it fares with beer lovers from further afield.?

Brakspear Special was first created as a ?special? version of the 3.5 per cent ABV Brakspear Bitter, brewed from the same ingredients including fuggles and goldings hops but delivering a more intense flavour.

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