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1st May 2012

Summer’s Hare

Not even the recent downpour can dampen independent brewer Bath Ales’ enthusiasm for the summer as it introduces its latest brew, Summer’s Hare.

Light, hoppy and well balanced with some fruit and malt, the light amber seasonal beer was launched this week.  It has been brewed using the finest pale Maris Otter floor-malted barley and a mix of Bramling Cross and Chinook hops are combined to make the perfect drink for a summer’s evening.

Available in cask (3.9% ABV) until the end of August, Summer’s Hare has a full malt flavour and fruity bitterness with aromas of spice and summer fruits for beer lovers to enjoy.

Commenting on the beer head brewer, Gerry Condell, said: “It’s hard to believe it, but summer is just around the corner!  We can’t do anything about the sunshine, but we can lift everyone’s spirits. “


Summer’s Hare goes well with a Ploughman’s, quiches, vegetable soups and mild cheeses.


 Notes to editor:

Bath Ales


Based between Bath and Bristol, Bath Ales is an independent brewery established in 1995 which uses traditional brewing techniques with cutting-edge technology.   The founders come from a brewing background and combine a range of skills with a shared passion for cask beer.


Bath Ales has recently announced a significant investment plan which will see production volumes double in the next two years and the brewery move to a new, larger site.  The brewer currently produces 18,000 brewers’ barrels annually.  The business has had its own bottling plant since 2007 and has an on-site brewery shop – both will be enhanced at the new site.


Bath Ales currently operate eight pubs in Bristol and Bath – The Hare on the Hill, The Hop Pole, The Live and Let Live, The Salamander, The Swan, The Wellington, Graze Bar & Chophouse and Beerd.  It also opened The Grapes in Oxford in March.


The Bath Ales range of beers includes Gem, Barnsey, Dark Side, Wild Hare, S.P.A. and Ginger Hare.