With thanks to Rachel Maynard and Alison Griffin
Once again the King’s Arms Ale Club was a hugely successful evening, popular with real ale drinkers and those who just came along for the atmosphere and the sausages!
Hammerpot Brewery showcased 4 of their ales and Leigh gave a very informative and entertaining talk about his brewery and the ales as well as passing the hops around the tables. All fascinating stuff!
The four ales that were tasted were Hammerpot Pale Ale (4.1%), a light golden tangy ale with a full hop flavour, Brighton Belle (4.6%) a light pale ale wih a citrus spicy hop aroma, Bottle Wreck Porter, a traditional black porter with coffee, chocolate and roasted malt flavours (Gold Award, Porter category at National Winter Beer Festival) and Double Helix, the strongest at 5.2%. This was a strong pale ale, highly drinkable with a refreshing thirst quenching finish. Charlie also had on draught the Red Hunter, a ruby bitter.
It was a great evening, warm atmosphere, friendly and fun. The quiz at the end to win Hammerpot goodies was fiercely contested! Charlie provided his famous sausages which didn’t last long!
Very exciting news! Charlie and David (Tatt) Taylor are going up to Kissingate Brewery to brew the King’s Arms very own Christmas ale. David was the winner in a competition to name a new ale for Christmas – so pop in for a pint of ‘Chazzamataz’ which we hope will be on by Arundel by Candlelight.
The next Real Ale Club is Wednesday 27th November at 8.00pm. The Brewery will be Downlands. For £5 you get 4 half pint tasters, a cheery and interesting chat by the Brewer, the chance to win goodies and of course Charlie’s sausages! All welcome. You can’t go wrong…