Friday, 3 May 2019

577: Greene King | Black IPA

The Brewery: “We’ve been running pubs and brewing award-winning beer from our base in Bury St. Edmunds ever since the company was founded in 1799 by 19 year-old Benjamin Greene…..During its first 100 years, Greene King grows from the Greene’s Brewery, established in Bury St Edmunds by Benjamin Greene, to Greene, King and Sons, following an amalgamation with Frederick King’s St Edmunds brewery in 1887.

The Beer: “A refreshing, delicious & fruity beer packed full of flavour. Using Citra & Simcoe hops to produce a mouth-watering citrus and pine finish. Brewed with de-husked roasted barley that gives this Black Ipa its distinct colour and subtle roasted bitterness.”

How nice of them to put a beer on especially for me! Thankfully the citrus was kept in check and I found this quite tasty. Nothing on their website now so presumably a one-off. Reasonably full-bodied at 4.5% A.B.V.

The Rose & Crown, Ashwell, Hertfordshire. April 2019.