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  • 19 September 2017

    Mosaic Pale Ale is Back

    This month's Cask Session Series brew sees the return of Mosaic Pale Ale. 

    First brewed in May, this beer showcases the amazing aromas and flavour of the Mosaic hop. You should be able to pick up blueberry, tangerine and papaya, with the addition of bittering hop Hallertau Blanc bringing lemongrass and passionfruit to the beer. Mosaic Pale Ale has a very pale malt base, with carapils and malted oats added to give a lightly toasted complexity and an enhanced mouth feel.

    ABV: 4%
    Hops: Mosaic & Hallertau Blanc
    Malts: Low colour Maris Otter, carapils and malted oats

  • The 2017 International Rainbow Project – an Anglo- American craft brewing collaboration – is launched at the end of this week, in London, Cheltenham, Leeds and at The Beer Hall in Staveley, where the rare, limited edition beers will be on sale for the first time.

    The Rainbow Project, now in its fifth year, challenges 7 of the UK’s most innovative craft breweries to brew a beer inspired by one of the 7 colours of the rainbow and to do it in collaboration with 7 American breweries. Partners and colours are drawn out of a hat.

    This year we drew the colour green for the fourth time and were paired with Modern Times Beer, from San Diego, California. Together we’ve created “Mojito,” a beer inspired by that classic cocktail.

    Mojito is a refreshingly tart, kettle-soured IPA, dry hopped with aromatic new world hops – Cascade and Motueka, then further aged, post fermentation, on fresh mint, lime zest and oak rum cubes from Appleton rum estate. Aromas of lemon and lime, enhancing the flavours of mint and fresh lime zest, blend with very subtle oak rum notes. This tart IPA will have you rushing for the nearest beach lounger or hammock.

    On Friday 8th September, at the launch party at The Beer Hall all 7 Rainbow Project beers will be served, on draught and mixed cases of bottles will be on sale.

    These limited edition beers are rare and in high demand.

    This year's pairings are:
    Red | Magic Rock & Casita | Amanecer Mexicano 5.8% - Lime, Hibiscus and Chilli Gose
    Orange | Partizan Brewing & New Belgium Brewing | West Fork 5.0% - Saison with spruce tips and experimental hop 522
    Yellow | Beavertown Brewery & Jester King | Rex Apiary 4.7% - Bière De Miel with Honey, Rosemary & Texas Dried Lemons
    Green | Hawkshead Brewery & Modern Times Beer | Mojito 6.0% - Kettle Soured Tart IPA
    Blue | Siren Craft Brew & Sante Adairius Rustic Ales | Santo del Frio 5.2% - Dry Hopped American Lager
    Indigo | Wild Beer Co. & Side Project Brewing | Indigo 5% - Sour Wheat Beer with Foraged Fruits
    Violet | Burning Sky Brewery & 3 Floyds Brewpub | Burial Vault 8.4% - White Stout

    Other Rainbow Project launches are at: Leeds International Beer Festival (7th - 10th Sept), Beavertown Extravaganza (8th - 9th Sept), Wild Beer Co Taps (8th – 9th Sept), Bristol Craft Beer Festival (15th - 17th Sept) and Indy Man Beer Con (29th Sept - 1st Oct.)

  • August's Cask Session Series Brew is XPA - a style first brewed in March, this time with the addition of Mosaic hops.

    XPA/extra pale ale refers to the use of low colour malts which create a really clean pale base beer, the perfect platform to showcase the hops. A small amount of malted oats lend a nice mouthfeel and more palate fullness to the beer.

    It's hopped with a combination of Jester, Citra and Mosaic. Jester is the UK variety that exhibits big fruit flavours akin to the Americans and has come from the Charles Faram hop breeding programme.

    Malts: Low colour Maris Otter and malted oats
    Hops : Jester (UK), Citra (USA), Mosaic (USA)

  • We'll be pouring our beers at Norway's oldest craft beer festival, Grünerløkka Mikrobryggerifestival, which is celebrating it's 10th anniversary this year.

    Held at Grunerløkka Brygghus in Oslo we're one of two British breweries to be invited, alongside our friends at Wild Beer Co. There are 20 attending breweries in all including; Lervig, Nøgne Ø, Lindheim Ølkompani, Ballast Point and Toccalmatto.

    Our brewery bar will be serving Hawkshead beers in keg and will be staffed by a member of the Hawkshead team. Over the weekend we'll be pouring; Chuckleberry Sour, Session IPA, Iti, NZPA, Cherry Weisse and Tiramisu Imperial Stout.

  • Launching exclusively at The Beer Hall, Friday 4th August.

    Passionfruit Gose 4.5% - Tart and fruity with a hint of salt, a highly refreshing beer made with a blend of lager and wheat malt. Think sweet, sour and salty with an overriding flavour of fresh passionfruit. The Gose has been kettle soured to add acidity, then Himalayan rock salt added to the boil and after fermentation aged on passionfruit.

    Currently available in keg and limited cask. Please check your local craft beer bar or our social media feeds for where to find it.


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