Brewery Bits

Exit 33‘s special for April is Columbus IPA (5.0%), a single-hop India Pale Ale showcasing the Columbus variety. Floral and citrus notes in both the aroma and flavour, quite pungent, a great hop for late additions to the boil and a perfect choice for an IPA. Kelham Island Brewery have two specials making the rounds for April: Dead or Alive (4.2%) is a pale ale with grapefruit and spicy notes last brewed way back in 2007. Double Dragon (5.2%) is a cream ale made with a special blend of malts for a very pale colour and light refreshing flavour. HopJacker in Dronfield has resumed brewing part-time although as reported in Beer Matters several months ago, the brewery remains up for sale. Intrepid Brewing have recently released five new beers: Amica, 4.5% session IPA; Solito, 4.0% blonde; Vanilla Odin, 5.0% vanilla porter; Navio, 3.9% bitter with a new recipe for 2019; and Ekuanot, 5.0% single-hop pale ale. These have been on the pumps at several pubs in the Peak District, including the Red Lion at Litton and Ye Olde Nags Head in Castleton. Triple Point, the new brewery based in the former Sentinel Brewhouse on Shoreham Street, had their official preview evening on Friday 15 March.

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