Following last year’s success, Sunbeam, the 4.2% ABV ale is back again. Sunbeam was specially brewed last year by Wolverhampton Banks’s Brewery to mark the 10th anniversary celebrations of Wolverhampton’s city status. It quickly became a hit – receiving special commendations from the city.
In taste tests Sunbeam consistently scored high among ale lovers mainly due to the citrus twang of the blonde beer. This time around this light hoppy brew will be available nationally from April until September.
Banks’s director of brewing, Richard Westwood said: “We are delighted that Sunbeam will be one of our Guest Ale’s for 2012. The demand for Sunbeam was so high in 2011, which is a testament to the quality of the brew.”
Sunbeam is made from a combination of the English hop Pilgrim, US-grown Citra and the Nelson Sauvin from New Zealand – both rare in the UK.