Vintage Ale 2013
A pearl of brewing wisdom
2012 provided a record haul for British Olympians, but the summer’s poor weather saw the 2013 barley harvest prove somewhat less fruitful. One variety stood out though - a malt fittingly known as Pearl. Perfect for our 2013 Vintage Ale.
2013 was a year that saw winter barleys fare better than spring varieties. Our brewers were particularly impressed by the Pearl malt from grain supplier Muntons – a malt which translated into one of our biggest-palate Vintage Ales to date.
The Pearl malt combines with spicy Admiral and fruity Sovereign hops to give the 2013 Vintage Ale a deep, rich palate - overlaid with cinnamon, pineapple and marmalade notes.
The ultimate beer for a decadent dessert
Golen amber in colour with aromas and flavours of nuts, toffee, caramel and fruit (particularly orange). Its full body will match the dense texture of the pudding with the beers' sweetness complementing the toffee and the overall sweetness in the dessert.
- Ale Yeast
- Malts: Crystal, Pale
- Hops: Challenger, Denall, Fuggles, Goldings, Northdown, Organic First Gold, Target
A journey of discovery
Brewer’s Reserve No.4 starts its story across the Channel, in the Bas region of France. It’s there that one of the finest, rarest Armagnacs, Comte de Lauvia, is made – and it’s there we travelled to bring the old Armagnac casks back to Griffin Brewery.
Something completely different
Find a new Frontier
Bold, refreshing citrus notes from three varieties of new world hops. Brewed with decades of know-how to satisfy your thirst for discovery. This is lager. This is Frontier.