'Tri-Continental' was a 4.2% light beer created with hops from New Zealand, England and the USA, and as would be expected, brought out some amazing hop flavours but managed to retain a balance between all three, with none of them predominating, just very balanced. The pump clip also created plenty of interest with its map of Europe having the other 2 continents tacked on. It would certainly make for easier holidays if it were true !!
Just along the bar came the stronger (5%), 'Hops Crossing'. Definitely a beer for the hop monsters, with plenty of flavour and far too drinkable for its strength, and certainly different to 'Tri-Continental'. Again light but packing a lot of interest into a pint. Another winner.
If these two were not sufficient the third of the triumverate was 'Anniversary Ale'. A dry hopped 4.2% beer specially for one of the regulars wedding anniversary. Certainly beats a card !! Again,perfectly balanced and light with the extra hops bringing a whole different flavour to the beer.
All in all, an excellent way to spend a rainy Sunday afternoon, just topped off with some of Chris's famous chilli pickled onions to make the day complete. All that I can hope for now is that there are still some of the beers left for Tuesday for more tasting comparisons.