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808: Peak Ales | IPA

The brewery: ""In 2003 Robert and Debra Evans had a carefully prepared plan – sell the house, uproot their family, leave secure jobs and set up a microbrewery in the Peak District…..Chatsworth suggested he took a look at Cunnery Barn on the Chatsworth Estate, the barn buildings were in disrepair but the potential was obvious; the perfect location for a microbrewery had been discovered. Two years later and after many hurdles including planning, electricity, drainage, renovation, finance and resident barn owls, the first beer had been brewed and the owls had a purpose built nesting box – no other barn owls in Derbyshire have accommodation so grand!”

The beer: " a bold and hoppy IPA, similar in strength to the original beers exported to India with a modern citrus twist."

Bold it certainly was, not my favourite style of beer but quite enjoyable on a warm day.

October 2022.