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531: Broughton - Hopopotamus

20180430_144946The Brewery: “Broughton Brewery was founded in 1979 by David Younger and James Collins in a former sheep station in the wee village of Broughton in the Scottish Borders. It was the first initiated Scottish microbrewery, which appealed to customers looking for a new “craft beer” experience outside the traditional mass-produced lager and exports. Scots, wanted something more, something dynamic, different, and with real flavour, hop character, and taste……

In 1995, Broughton underwent a change of ownership and was taken over by, Giles Litchfield of Derbyshire’s Whim Ales, who introduced the now famous “Beers with Character” slogan which was a family of 10 bottled ales. These beers AGAIN, showed Broughton’s effort to not only produce small hand crafted ale, but to stay innovative, defiant and forward thinking when it came to making good beer!”

The Beer: “This insanely dry hopped pale ale will blow your palate away with its extreme fruity, hoppy flavour AND zesty punch. HOPopotamus is only for the boldest hop seekers.”

I found this quite refreshing. Not my favourite style of beer but served a bit colder it was very drinkable.

May 2018