This year, Sharp’s is releasing five Adventure Series brews, through unique collaborations with local brewers and innovators across Cornwall. By combining the knowledge and experience from local start-ups and well-established brands, Sharp’s will produce exciting new and unique flavour profiles, while staying true to the brand’s accessible and drinkable mantra.
The first release in the 2020 series is Sublime Sundown, a full bodied, blood orange steam beer, developed alongside World Class chef Paul Ainsworth. The citrus flavours, combined with the light and fruity body of the beer produce a fantastically refreshing pint. Sublime Sundown will be available at selected on-trade locations nation-wide from 1st March through to the end of April.
Aaron McClure, Head Brewer at Sharp’s Brewery says: “We are delighted to have created this adventure brew in collaboration with Paul. His understanding of flavour combinations and experience as a chef really comes through in this fruity, balanced beer. It’s the perfect brew to kick-off our Adventure Series this year.”
Commenting on the collaboration, Paul Ainsworth says: “This process has been one of the most creative and rewarding projects and the final product is everything I wanted it to be. The dynamic team at Sharp’s is developing some really innovative brews and I’m honoured to have been involved in Sublime Sundown. Inspired by a signature dish from the Mariners, Hungers’ Snags, we wanted to make a really moreish flavoursome beer, which also looks great in the glass.”
About Sharp’s Brewery Ltd:
Sharp’s Brewery is a modern brewer, based in Rock, Cornwall, and owner of the UK’s number one cask beer brand, Doom Bar. Winner of The Grocer’s Drinks Brand of the Year 2019, Sharp’s has grown rapidly to become the largest brewer of cask beer in the South West, doubling staff numbers from 70 employees to 145 in the last seven years.
A testament to the quality of each drop of beer, the brewer has a tally of over 100 international brewing awards, which in 2019 included five medals at the Drinks Business Awards, five medals at the International Beer Challenge, two medals at the World Beer Challenge and five titles at the esteemed World Beer Awards 2019, all against some very stiff competition. In addition to these accolades, Sharp’s also won five medals at the 2018 International Beer Challenge, two at the World Beer Awards 2018, five at the 2017 International Beer Challenge, including GOLD for Wolf Rock, five medals at the World Beer Awards 2017, five medals at the 2017 Beer Awards, the ‘People’s Favourite Cask Ale’ at Inapub’s People Choice Awards 2017, and Best Drink for Doom Bar in the food Reader Awards 2017.
Sharp’s Brewery is a proud supporter of grassroots rugby in Cornwall and sponsors a number of local clubs. Passionate about its home and coastal surroundings in Cornwall, the company has contributed over £42k to support the work of the Blue Flag initiative in Cornwall since 2015, ensuring that the county has more Blue Flag and Seaside Award beaches than any other part of the UK. In 2019, Sharp’s turned the tables on the music industry through ‘Keynvor’, a partnership with Mercury Music Prize nominee Nick Mulvey to produce the first playable vinyl made from recycled ocean plastic found on the Cornish coast. Proceeds from sales of the exclusive ‘Ocean Vinyl’ including digital streams will go to Surfers Against Sewage to help protect British coastlines from pollution, including plastic waste.
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