Saturday, May 27, 2017

Beer Of The Week 21 - Anspach and Hobday, 'The IPA'

Anspach and Hobday are a brewery from Bermondsey in London, named after the two brewers. Their brewery has been on the go since 2013, however until recently most of their beers that I have encountered have been in bottles, but this year I have come across both cask and keg versions locally.

Last night there was a tap takeover at The Victorian Cafe in Halifax. I did not visit but a call earlier in the day revealed three of their beers on keg, and a list of others to follow, which will ensure a trip out later in the week to catch them.

Since it was a warm day it seemed that a hoppy beer would be preferable to to a porter, and 'The IPA' became the beer of choice. The entire range are simply named 'The IPA, The Porter, The Smoked Porter etc'. 'The IPA' is 6%, and on this occasion was hopped with Centennial hops. Fresh, clean and crisp with just enough hops it was an ideal beer to complement my people watching.

Researching the webside revealed that each IPA is hopped with different hops, or combination of hops, which I had not realised so there will be even more to look out for.

The range at the Victorian Cafe should be available for the next few days. I am not sure how many kegs there are but there are three cask beers, and two barrels of each.

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