Monday, October 19, 2009

For the Hop Lovers Amongst Us

Having browsed through 'Opening Times' (the Manchester CAMRA beer magazine), I noticed the section about local breweries had an interesting piece on the Marble Brewery and this years 'Marble Festival' beer.

Those of us who are familiar with Marble beers are aware that they like to experiment a bit and are not afraid of using a lot of hops. Again they have produced something different and 'Festival' will be brewed with a New Zealand hop called 'Rukau' which apparently imparts floral and passion fruit flavours to the beer.

If their previous use of New Zealand hops, such as Nelson Sauvin, Riwaka and Mortueka are anything to go by, this should be a winner. Just hope I can get chance to try it and maybe other local brewers (hint Tara!!) can get hold of some and see what they can make of it.

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