Monday, 26 March 2012

Welsh Brewery celebrates 175 doggy years of brewing

2012 is, of course Jubilee year and the Royalty of brewing (well years of hanging out in the Royal Hotel in Penarth must count for something) in South Wales, Bullmastiff Brewery are celebrating after brewing for 175 Doggy years or 25 human years!

Brewing brother Bob & Paul Jenkins will be celebrating their first 25 years running a brewery with a meet the brewer night this Wednesday (28.03.12) in their local Wetherspoons, the Bear's Head in Penarth, from 6pm.

They have also brewed a one-off special beer, Bullmastiff Brewery Jubilee Ale, 4.3% ABV, .

Tasting Notes: This amber-coloured ale is brewed with Maris Otter malt and features a very fruity aroma with hints of blackcurrant from the Willamette Hops which added late to the brewing copper to impart this aroma. An initial biscuity sweetness in the flavour leads to a dry, bitter aftertaste with moderate astringency and rich, dark fruit flavours. Challenger hops are also used in this brew to provide the bitterness.

Time to dig out some photos from the archives, all taken with the old Canon A1 in the days before digital photography:

Above: Bob pouring a pint in the Royal Hotel, Penarth
Below: Bob drinking a pint!!
Above: Bob recieving a one of his many awards from me in my designer stubble days!

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