Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Draft Craft at The Grove

Just when we think The Grove has done all it possibly can to corner the market in scarce and fascinating beer, it goes and pulls out yet another almighty stop that simply leaves us speechless. The announcement this week, through it's Facebook page, that draft American beer (that's craft - not mass-produced Duff) will become a permanent feature from this weekend, is fantastic news and will undoubtedly be the most impressive feather in this legendary boozer's cap to date.

Alongside the already hugely exciting line up of dedicated handpumps (that includes BrewDog, Thornbridge, Marble and Dark Star), we understand that not one, but two new pumps will be dispensing a changing range from the States. Sierra Navada's Torpedo IPA & Bigfoot will be amongst the first of an opening salvo that will also feature the magnificent Stone Ruination IPA, a true giant in it's class, weighing in at a little under 8%.

Anyone who has enjoyed sampling the wonderful hop-monsters of the San Diego region of southern California in particular, is in for a real treat right here in Huddersfield this summer. And for those who haven't - just be prepared to have your eyes, and taste buds, opened like never before!

8 comments:

Brian said...

Just the 1 pump, for now. Stone's Ruination IPA, followed by Sierra Nevada's Bigfoot Barley Wine.

Approx. 40 more bottled delights though including Dogfish Head, Victory, Odell's, Green Flash, Rogue and more! Even Oskar Blue's Craft Ale in cans...

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Brian

Timbo said...

If you happen to about in Leeds this weekend the North Bar are also advertising an American beer festival...nothing on their website to suggest what is available though

Brian said...

I heard rumours of Dogfish Head 90 minute IPA on draught... Myself and a few others are going on Monday.

Leigh said...

Kudos! Excellent move and from my experience, another way to get drinkers into craft beer. SN's torpedo's a great beer. And yeah, it is North's US Beer Fest this weekend, but i'm not sure what's on. I think i'll give the draught Bigfoot a miss, though....!!

Will said...

Heard it's as much as £6 a pint (!) at The North. Be interesting to see how it's priced here.

Brian said...

Yeah, North Bar is very pricey, particularly for bottles. Great little bar but not one for my student budget!

We're generally cheaper than NB on everything we already stock (I can imagine sky high business rates for leeds city, etc affect NB's prices). Ian's planning on pricing them differently to normal as well, to keep them as low as we can afford too.

Ian told me how much the draft Ruination and the overall order cost though, so don't be expecting £2 a pint lol Roll on the weekend!

Brian said...

The Ruination is amazing! (shock horror!):-D

Udders Orchard said...

Ruination smells like fresh hops and is good, and at £5.50 a pint is well priced considering it's journey. You probably only need a half and at that is no more expensive than a bottle of Bud.