Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Craft Beer Review: Ganges from Harwich Town Brewing Company

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Ganges was a dark amber bitter. There were some fresh malty flavours mixed with some interesting fresh greenery like cress. A not unpleasant grassiness over all with mellow medium sweet finish.

Another new-to-me brewery, I don't recall Harwich Town ever been on at the 'Baldy before. Nor do I recall any of their pump clips being part of the epic display of pump clips over the bar. They've been around since 2007 and I have been out that way (to Harwich and East Anglia) so it is a bit odd that I've never seen one of their beers on anywhere before.

I liked Ganges. It didn't blow me away but the fresh green grassy flavours, like peppery cress or rocket, were interesting.

Also interesting is the story behind the name and the pump clip. Ganges was the name of a naval training vessel that was once based in Harwich. I like beers that give a nod to local history or events that otherwise get no other kind of recognition. It is one way that craft breweries contribute and promote their communities.

Apparently many of the Harwich Town beers incorporate local landmarks and events from its historical coast town past.

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