Friday, January 07, 2011

Beer of the Day - 6th January

Actually probably beer of the week (at least) this one, with it's promise certainly living up to expectations. Single hopped with Citra, this powerhouse of an IPA is Ossett Brewery's 2000th beer but only a very limited amount is available at the company's pubs and even less in the free trade.

There's nothing shy or retiring about this accomplished ale, from the eye-watering aroma to syrupy finish, B2K really delivers, and fans of this relatively new hop strain are in for a treat. I managed to catch up with it at The White Horse in Emley where sales have been brisk since it first appeared at the weekend - so don't hang around, 'cos when it's gone, it's gone!

Update: On now at The Shepherds Boy (Dewsbury) and in the cellars at The Sportsman (Hudds), The Cricketers & Boons in Horbury plus Fanny's Ale House (Saltaire). The beer will also feature at next month's Bradford Beer Festival at the Victoria Hall.

ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE: Ossett Brewery releases a monster 7.5% ABV Limited Edition Beer next Tuesday to celebrate their 2000th Brew. B2K, which stands for Brew 2000, is the strongest beer the real ale brewery has ever produced.

At a whopping 7.5% ABV, B2K even tops their current strongest and very popular beer ‘Hercules’, which features once or twice a year as a seasonal at 6.5% ABV.

B2K is what is known in the brewing industry as an Indian Pale Ale (IPA) and is golden in colour and very bitter. Generous quantities of American Citra hops give the beer intense aromas of tropical fruits, particularly mango and pineapple.

Paul Spencer, Head Brewer, said: “We wanted to do something really special to celebrate this momentous occasion, for us to achieve 2000 brews is quite something. Our usual brews are of a moderate strength; this is definitely a special beer that should be drunk in moderation to appreciate its unique qualities.”

B2K is available from this Tuesday, 21st December. Publicans are advised to get their orders in early as only 55 x 9 Gallon Casks of this Limited Edition Brew are available.

If Ossett Brewery’s recent success is anything to go by this beer will be well received. Only last month the local brewery walked away with a record FIVE awards at the largest ever Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) beer competition and festival. Awards included the overall best bottled beer for Treacle Stout, which actually has black treacle as one of the ingredients, and Gold for their new bottled Yorkshire Blonde Premium.


Timbo said...

Rumour has it that there is a cask in the cellar at the Rat due on next week...will be camped in the car park till then !!!

Anonymous said...

There is one on the bar at the Shepherd's Boy, to those in the area!