Most of our reader this week will have been enjoying himself at the York Beer Festival. I saw the list and was drooling, but circumstances dictated I could not manage it. But after a trip around Yorkshire this week, I found my beer of the week closer to home. In fact in The Grove.
I called in by chance yesterday, and saw a couple of Turning Point beers on the bar. In fact there were four, two each on cask and keg, but one was repeated and I had had one of the others before so I concentrated on 'Summer Grove' on cask.
The brewery itself seems to have hit the ground running since I first came across them earlier this year with their distinctive pump clips and their modern tasting beers. Not quite what I expected from a brewery in Kirkbymoorside. However back to the matter in hand.
I selected my beer with half an eye, I was concentrating on my mobile - Yorkshire scraping through their match against Warwickshire - rather than reading the small print on the clip. The first mouthfull soon changed that. It was 6%, I had seen that, but I had over looked the addition of Belgian yeast, Rose water, and gooseberries. A very interesting and refreshing beer with layers of flavour, each further mouthful bringing different flavours. And it was a collaboration with the staff at the Grove.
I am not sure if the beer will be available elsewhere, but with both cask and keg on the bar at the pub, I am hopeful it may last for a liitle while