There will be hundreds of real ales being brewed in celebration of the Queen’s diamond jubilee this month, but Wiltshire brewery Arkell’s thinks only one which will be her real Tipple.
On 8 May Arkell’s begins brewing Queen’s Tipple – so called because of the Tipple Malt that head brewer Alex Arkell is using in the recipe.
Alex has researched carefully and come up with a beer that is truly British – with a nod to our American cousins who love our Royalty almost as much as we do.
Queen’s Tipple will also have Maris Otter Malt (the old English variety of Malt which is used in many Arkell’s Ales), Sovereign Hops, Cascade Hops (a floral American hop) and Cluster Hop (another American hop, this time of the spicy blackberry variety).
The result will be a light Pale Ale with a well-rounded floral hoppy finish at 4.5% ABV. Perfect for Jubilee parties across the country, it will be available from 21 May in cask only.
Alex said: “It was enormous fun researching the hops and identifying ones that not only had the right names, but also the right tastes to pay tribute to the queen and celebrate this once-in-a-generation Jubilee.
“We hope it will be everyone’s Tipple, not just the Queen’s.”
Queen’s Tipple Ale is available at most Arkell’s pubs and to order from Arkell’s Brewery.
Pictured below, Alex Arkell, looking forward to a fine brew in mid-May.
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