4 Beers For The WeekendWritten by Matthew Rice in Food & Drink Slider Bar on February 24th, 2017
The Little Ale House is the dream of a couple hell bent on a quarter life crisis. Escaping the monotonous rat race of London, Danni and Rich moved to Harrogate to create their own micropub. Celebrating micro brewed beers, The Little Ale House champions an old-school pub atmosphere where conversation is king and alcopops are demonised. Here are the best beers for the weekend…
1 | Pinewood’s Pale Ale, 4.4%
American Pale Ale .Harrogate Brew Co, Harrogate.
A fine example of what micro brewing is all about- small batch beer; incredibly high quality; made with a smile. Harrogate Brew Co beers rarely escape the HG postcode, so if you’re ever in the area you need to hunt this one out. A clean pale ale with citrusy notes (thanks to the Citra hops) and a good old British malt backbone.
2 | Crowd Control, 6%
IPA, Odyssey Brew Co, Whitbourne, Herefordshire
Odyssey Brew Co are living the dream: Young couple leave careers, set up micropub (Beer in Hand, Hereford), and then an award-winning craft brewery. Big flavours are the name of the game, and this IPA holds no punches. Huge hop flavours without being over bitter.
3 | Treacle Toffee Stout, 10%
Imperial Stout. The Steam Machine Brewing Company. Newton Aycliffe, Co. Durham
A relatively new brewery, and one of our favourites (Danni loves this stout!). Perhaps best enjoyed in a half glass, sit back and savour this luxurious velvety brew with its big body, treacle toffee, dark chocolate notes. Delicious!
4 | 01/01 Saison – Citra, 5.5%
Saison/Farmhouse Style. Brew By Numbers. Bermondsey, London
These guys are well established in the micro brewing world, operating out of a cool spot under the railway arches in Bermondsey. We think their 01/01 Saison is just delightful, and perfect for spring time… which seems to get earlier every year. A spiced pale traditionally brewed by Belgians, this modern interpretation has the addition of Citra hops, which gives it a juicy balance to counter the subtle spice. Very refreshing.
And if you fancy checking out The Little Ale House in Harrogate then here are some upcoming events you might be interested in.
Friday 3rd March
St David’s Day Tap Takeover with community micro-brewery Crwr Ial, Mold.
Friday 19th to Sunday 21st May
Women on Tap – female brewing festival celebrating that women brew and drink beer too, you know.