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Thread #152524   Message #3602888
Posted By: Richard Bridge
19-Feb-14 - 01:50 PM
Thread Name: Lower Stoke Winter sings 2013/4
Subject: RE: Lower Stoke Winter sings 2013/4
Right. Beer sorted. We are having a Sheps special weekend with: -

(1) Amber Ale. A light coloured winter warmer. "A golden-brown ale with a fruity aroma and a full, malty palate, Amber Ale derives its unique signature from the special marriage of fruity, fragrant hops with Pale, Crystal and Brown malts, making it a classic beer to savour and enjoy. Tasting notes by Stewart Main" 4.5.

(2) IPA. A hoppier job, but also with fruit and malt in the mix. Shepherd Neame say "Shepherd Neame's original recipe, the India Pale Ale followed in 1870. The beer style's origins are rooted in the creation of a heavily hopped beer that would withstand the rigours of arduous journeys to the colonies. A true IPA, it is full bodied, malty and balanced by a mouth-watering hoppy palate and a glorious fresh, spicy aroma. It is hopped at four stages of the boil, with two varieties of Kentish hops – Fuggles and East Kent Goldings."

One more Winter Sing this year - since Easter is late. We are considering doing a Saturday or Sunday outside at the pub in the Summer with PA and open-mic - seeded with special invitees.   Anyone interested?