PALE ALE ・ THE SUMMER
A Pale Ale to remind us of summer and warm us up in these cold wintery days. Brewed with a generous amount of Australian hops, this beer is bursting with tropical fruit flavours and a refreshing zing. Drink it fresh and lightly chilled.
500 ML BOTTLES ・ BOTTLED ON: 14/11/13 ・ BEST BEFORE: 13/03/13 ・ BATCH: 2
ORIGINAL GRAVITY: 1054 ・ FINAL GRAVITY: 1014 ・ IBU: 35
We like to keep our Pale Ale malt bill nice and simple. This is mostly Maris Otter Pale Ale malt with just a hint of Crystal Wheat and Caragold to add a bit of sweetness and body.
Our Malt comes from Warminster Maltings, a traditional Victorian floor malt house just down the road in Wiltshire. They produce the finest malts available and are a thoroughly nice bunch.
This beer is a showcase for hops. We chose to explore some of the most exotic Australian hops, partly because they are famous for giving warm tropical fruit tastes and aromas to the beer, and partly because it is summer in Australia. There are kilos and kllos of Tasmanian hops in this beer which give it tastes and smells of passionfruit, orange and melon.
Fermented with Safale S-05 yeast
This beer is bottle conditioned. This means that instead of filtering all the yeast out of the beer and injecting CO2 to make it fizz, we keep the yeast in and let the beer go through a secondary fermentation in the bottle. It's the same process Champagne makers use. It creates it’s own natural carbon dioxide resulting in a light fizz that we think is a more refined texture and mouthfeel. The beer is alive. It is unfiltered, un-fined and unpasteurized.
The process does leave some yeast sediment in the bottom, so pour in one smooth motion if you want to leave it in the bottle.
Indian curry (particularly Thali Cafe), fresh fish from the sea, or a farmhouse cheddar
At Cheddar Ales, Winchester Farm, Draycott Road, Cheddar, BS27 3RP. Many thanks to Jem, Richard and Xav for their help, commitment and making the brew and bottling days so much fun.
Store upright in a cool dark place. The freshness of the hops is the key to this beer so drink it fresh and do not age.
We use the finest ingredients possible and avoid any unnecessary chemicals or processing aids. We do not pasteurize, filter or clear our beers with synthesised chemicals. The result is that they don’t always have perfect clarity, but we feel this is a sacrifice worth making for keeping anything unnatural out of our beer.
This beer is vegan friendly.