After a short break, the Ale Mail is back!
Straight in to what is on the bar. Three beers from microbreweries less than 30 miles away to keep you happy:
Dartford Wobbler Brewery Peddler’s Best. Formerly known as Millis Kentish Best. 4.0%. Been through a bit of a rebrand. Seems a bit more hoppy than in the past. A decent traditional session bitter. 4.0%. £2.40. LocAle. Dartford.
Surrey Hills Greensand IPA. Surrey Hill’s hop monster. Despite a relatively modest ABV for an IPA, this beer delivers an explosion of hops in every sense. 4.6%. £2.70. LocAle. Dorking.
Clarkshaw’s Curse of Cthulu. Made with Bramling Cross hops to add blackberry notes to a rich mix of caramel & coffee. 4.9%. £2.70. LocAle. Dulwich.
Box Steam Chuffin Ale. Full flavoured bitter, chestnut brown in colour with a fruity and smooth rich taste. 4.0%. £2.40. Wiltshire.
Siren Driftwood. Medium bodied dark mild with a roasted flavour and a bitter finish. 4.3%. £2.70. Berkshire.
Surrey Hills Shere Drop. Pale in colour with a subtle hint of grapefruit and lemon in the aroma. The wonderful hop bitterness is complemented by a balanced malt flavour. The beer has a long finish, which is moderately dry. 4.2%. £2.70. Dorking. LocAle.
Siren Soundwave. A 5.6% west coast IPA: golden, immensely hoppy and alive with grapefruit, peach and mango flavours. Soundwave carries her drinker to the west coast, to the golden shores of California where craft ale is nectar. She is the driest of Siren’s ales – full with flavour but subtle with bitterness. Her resinous finish will pull you off balance. £3.00. 5.6%. Berkshire. LocAle.
Triple fff Pressed Rat and Warthog. Complex mild perhaps not in the traditional sense but we like our beers hoppy! Ruby coloured, roast malt aroma with hints of blackcurrant and plum leads to a soft yet full roast flavour, fruit and malt vying with the rounded hoppy bittersweet finish. Not only for the mild fanatics but the bitter lovers too. Both will be left satisfied and wanting more. £2.40. 3.8%. Hampshire.
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