Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Warwickshire Craft Beer Review: Louis's Pale Ale from Stratford-upon-Avon Brewery

Warwickshire Craft Beer Review: Louis's Pale Ale from Stratford-upon-Avon Brewery real ale pump clip
Welcome to the Shed. I am even-star and this is The Beer in Review. Today's Warwickshire craft beer review is for Louis's Pale Ale from Stratford-upon-Avon Brewery.

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Louis Pale Ale is a gold beer. Up front fruity with a touch of butterscotch. Quite astringent with a tart mouth drying pithyness. Finishes quite bitter with some fresher herbals like mint and thyme.

This was another beer I had in the Stratford Ale house on a recent visit to Stratford Upon Avon.

The S-U-A brewery is Stratford's newest and ONLY brewery and you will be able to recognise them at the pumps from their distinctive pump clip style. Which is roughly circular with the name of the beer in curly writing at the top and this sort of farmyard outline design framing an illustration particular to the beer.

They don't have any particular theme for their beers. Although there is the obligatory Shakespeare derived one. You also notice what is a fairly new innovation for British craft beer producers – they have their website address on the pumpclip!

There still are not that many brewers who use this tiny piece of marketing real estate to full advantage. Cottage, which I reviewed the other day, go one better and also put their TWITTER handle on their clips now.

I thought this beer name was funny because I am pretty sure there is an extra ess there after the apostrophe. Beer from the home of one of the English language's greatest artists and the punctuation is a bit off.

This was going to be an episode of Cask Ale Quicky Craft Beer Review on my YouTube channel but I have decided to rethink the format. There have been too many beers for me to realistically keep up with video reviews for them all. In the meantime check out my latest live beer review!

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