Friday, 15 May 2015

Beer of the Week Beer Review: Kellyhopter from White Park Brewery

Welcome to the Shed. I'm even-star and this is The Beer in Review. And FINALLY it's FRIDAY and time for BEER. OF THE. WEEK. Which is Kellyhopter from White Park Brewery.

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Kellyhopter (see what they did there?) was a delicious medium gold bitter. So many subtle flavours going on: vanilla, aniseed, sweet grape, lemon verbena, sour apples. And they all added up to a soft fresh thirst quenching pint. So more-ish. And seriously hop heads, I know I go on about this and that flavour and you are all going WTF even-star!?

Well, you're right. Me telling you what it kind of tastes like isn't really that helpful because when I say sweet grape I don't mean literally. I encourage you to try as many beers as you possibly can. Some you are going to like and some you are going to hate. Some are going to be meh...

But the point is you will find yourself really liking or hating one and trying to figure out why. And it is putting all those flavour associations together that make craft beer such an interesting adventure.

Oddly, I was one of the few people at the pub who liked Kellyhopter. But then so many people who drink real ale at our local prefer Old Speckled Hen or Guinness. So I feel vindicated.

I admit I have a bit of a soft spot in my bitter and twisted cynical heart for White Park. I think I first had a beer from them last year and of course had to find out WHY did their branding include the cow head.

Well I will tell you. The brewery owner also raises a rare breed cattle called White Park and his very happy cows are fed on the spent malt from the brewing process. Moo.

The Beer in Review is a blog about beer. Mostly British beer because that is where I live. I post a review every week day. Make sure you check in on Friday which is when I reveal BEER. OF THE. WEEK!