Friday, April 6, 2012

Introducing Adnams

After a long absence, we are proud to welcome UK brewery Adnams back to the US! They are one of the oldest and most respected breweries in England and were voted Brewery of the Year in 2011. Two of their beers recently arrived in New York so keep your eye out for them in stores and ask your local publican to bring them in!

- Broadside, a 6.3% full-bodied ale brewed with Maris Otter malt and hopped with only one hop variety - First Gold. Thanks to the character of the house yeast, it has a powerful hint of orange fruit. Broadside commemorates the fierce battle of Sole Bay fought against the Dutch republic in 1672 off the Suffolk coast, just across the green from the brewery. The English fleet was moored in Southwold with Admiral Edward Montagu and most of sailors drinking in local ale houses when called to action.

- Southwold Bitter, a 4.1% bitter, distinctively hoppy and dry with malt aromas. Southwold Jack, seen on the label, is one of Adnams' oldest and most loyal figureheads. Local legend has it that he was once a young soldier from the Wars of the Roses and today he sits on the wall of the brewery.

Watch Head Brewer Fergus describe the cask version:

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