Hook Norton Brewery achieves global appeal with its Red Rye beer voted the World’s Best Speciality Beer at the World Beer Awards 2017.
Voted the United Kingdom’s Best Rye Beer in round one, the World’s Best Rye Beer in round two, it has now been awarded the ultimate accolade of World’s Best Speciality Beer in the final round beating nearly 2000 over ales in the process. Not bad for a beer handcrafted right here in rural Oxfordshire.
James Clarke, Managing Director and brewer said “We were extremely proud with the first two awards but this is something special. We work incredibly hard each day to produce the finest quality beer and to be recognised on a global scale is a fantastic achievement for everyone involved. Red Rye was one of the first brews that we did in our pilot plant which allows us to experiment and push the boundaries so to see it recognised in this way is great.”
Red Rye 4.7%
A beer to explore new boundaries. Red in colour and so beautifully fruity by nature, you’d be forgiven for thinking this is one of your five a day. It’s not…..but it should be! Five hops and five malts
combine to produce a symphony of fruitiness. A blend of Maris Otter, Pale Ale Malt, Crystal Malt, Crystal Rye, Enzymic Malt and Wheat Malt, underpinning a symphony of fruitiness from Willamette, Sovereign, Citra, Amarillo and Chinook Hops.
See: Rich, red
Smell: Sweet, dark fruits, hint of citrus
Taste: Rich fruit, dates, raisins balanced with citrus
Available in cask, keg and 330ml bottles.