Vintage Ale 2016
A Vintage Ale that gets our vote
A close-run referendum dominated headlines in 2016, with a change at Number 10 the end result. Here at Griffin Brewery though, our focus was on number 20 - as our latest limited-edition Vintage Ale, the 20th in the series, launched to unanimous acclaim.
A successful union
Every year since 1997, we’ve picked out the year’s finest hops and malts to make a special Vintage Ale. In 2016, alongside classic British hops, we elected to use the aromatic Nelson Sauvin variety from New Zealand - and it instantly makes its presence felt alongside the warming alcohols and rich malt character long associated with the series.
The result is a smooth, rich, and deliciously different Vintage Ale - a successful union of home-grown and far-flung ingredients.
A bottle-conditioned beer, Vintage Ale 2016 continues to mature right up until it’s opened. When the time comes, expect a deep amber pour with notes of sherry and Cognac on the nose, and rich, complex flavours that hint at toasted grains and sweet cherry Bakewell Tart.