Arkell’s Brewery will be launching its latest beer, Cherry Black, in time for the May Bank Holiday.
A dark, easy drinking beer with a fruity, chocolatey base Cherry Black (3.6% ABV) has light coffee notes from the use of Crystal and brown malts.
Cherries highlight the fruity side of the beer
Head Brewer at the Wiltshire Brewery, Alex Arkell, says that it’s the first time he’s used cherries in a beer. “We did some experimenting but it really helps to highlight the fruity side of this smooth mild ale – which is perfect for the early Summer season. I’ve also added some golden oats to enhance the body of the beer and create a subtle nutty difference.”
Mild ales are generally known for their low level of hops. The beer originated in Britain in the 17th century, but modern mild ales are often darker coloured, as the name Cherry Black suggests.
Cherry Black will be in all Arkell’s managed houses and across the Arkell’s estate from the end of April.