Firstly, as you may have already heard, after over 8 years of loyal service and hard work, Rob & Julie are set to retire from The Rising Sun. We would like to place on record our thanks and appreciation for all their hard work and dedication to make the pub and SunFest what they are today. By the time you read this, we should have concluded the interview process and be ready to welcome the new landlord(s), expect an announcement in next months edition. Although a formal leaving date has yet to be set, if you would like to say farewell and maybe raise a (Welsh) glass in their name, we advise you to do so by the end of March!
In terms of beer this month, we have a cornucopia of lovely stuff! First up is the latest in our British Hops Albion series, called Chaucer featuring the lovely Bramling Cross (often labelled as Bramling X). This will be a 4.1% golden ale with plenty of Bramling Cross shovelled in to the brew, and also a subtle dry hopping with the same hops. Expect a nice level of bitterness with a spicy blackcurrant flavour.
The return of an old favourite in Genesis is second out the brewhouse this month, coming in at 3.9% this pale session beer has plenty of New Zealand hops giving a herb and floral aroma coupled with distinctive lychee flavours leading to a crisp bitter finish.
In preparation for Easter we have Dr Morton’s Rabbit Punch, golden in colour with a good biscuit malt base with some nice European hops for a balanced bitter finish. To complete the Easter celebrations, we bring back our Chocolate Stout which has sumptuous dark chocolate, raisin and cherry flavours with a long rich cocoa finish, just in case you can’t get enough chocolate over the next few weeks!
We are also planning to launch a series of beers this year called our Signature range, which will feature recipes concocted by our lovely staff, with beers they are so proud of they are happy for them to carry their signature! We may try and sneak one out this month, but whose will it be? You will just have to wait and see!