Wednesday, 24 July 2019

602: Weetwood Ales | Weetwood Best

20190723_213532The Brewery: “Weetwood Ales began brewing in 1992 when finding a great pint of cask ale was a challenge. The brewery was founded by Adrian Slater, a skilled brewer, and Roger Langford, a farmer with space in a barn and a love for proper beer. Roger’s farm is in Weetwood Common, near Tarporley in Cheshire and the brewery took the name”

The Beer: “The first beer we brewed and still many people’s favourite Weetwood ale. Brewed with British malted barley and hops to produce the rounded flavour and sharp bitterness of a classic Best Bitter”

I was delighted to get my chops around a bottle of this after having tried a number of other beers in the range earlier in the year - this one was out of stock at the time. Given it’s strength it may not be a true Best Bitter - according to CAMRA certainly, but it was lovely. Nothing flash just a decent tasting beer that appealed to my awkward taste buds. I’m hoping that a possible trip to the North-West next year might yield the chance to try this on draught. 3.8% A.B.V. July 2019. Related entries