Hook Norton Brewery have released the second and third beers in their 173rd Anniversary Range – 173 Gold and 173 Coffee Stout, celebrating another year of beer and brewing.
The brewery first started brewing anniversary ales in their 167th year and have released a new range each year, with the beers brewed increasing a percentage in strength each time.
173 Gold 7.3%, as the name suggests, is a golden ale, strong but subtle with notes of orange and grapefruit. The perfect beer to sip whilst enjoying a lazy sunny sunday afternoon.
The aptly named 173 Coffee Stout 7.3% is a coffee flavoured stout – they like to keep things simple down at the brewery! The coffee, a Java Blend from Cotswold and Sourced Coffee, an online coffee bean and machine supplier based in the Cotswolds, is an espresso coffee that is a blend of Arabica and Robusta beans sourced from Brazil, Honduras, Ethiopia, & India that produces a truly powerful espresso. Full of flavour, rich toffee sweetness and hints of cocoa.
173 Gold and 173 Coffee Stout are both available in 500ml bottles exclusively from the brewery shop and online at www.hooky.co.uk
To complete the range, the brewery will be releasing a 173 Lager over the next few months.
Press release from Hook Norton Brewery