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622: Corinium Ales | Firebird

20191004_200159The Brewery: “We have often considered making the stuff, but always thought it was a dream, it was just “the beer talking”….Then, back in 2011, due to a redundancy the opportunity to discover something new and explore a fresh way of living emerged.…In May 2012, Sylvia, our half barrel (80L) brew kit was installed and off we went. A journey of exploration into the dark arts of all things fermentation ensued. We became obsessed with brewing and it is here that we learnt our craft….After a few months of trial brews, sampled by several local ale drinkers, we launched Corinium Ales in the Cirencester Farmers’ Market in November 2012.”

The Beer: “Tasty traditional malty red ale brewed with five different malts, including a dark-roasted speciality malt, to give a rich colour and depth of flavour. A mix of earthy British hops are used for bittering and flavour…lush!…..Originally brewed for the 2018 Phoenix Festival and due to popular demand has become number VI in our core range of beers…..Suggested food partner: meat pies, roasts, fish & chips and fruit crumbles.

Oh yum, a cracking ale. One that ticks pretty much all the boxes on my palates’ list. Beautiful bitter taste with a hint of maltyness to take the edge off. I’m not surprised it’s become a regular brew. Easy drinking too at 4% A.B.V. October 2019. Related entries.