Well the sun is out, so it’s time to hop in the Virtual Hot Tub and enjoy a nice, refreshing beer. Plus with all that travelling to conventions and whatnot, I think a nice chill in the tub is very much called for.
This weeks tipple is the result of a gift I received not too long ago – two bottles of beer from Wood’s Brewery in Shropshire. I received a very nice gift pack with two ales and a rather cool glass.
First up was Shropshire Lad, described as a “Spring bitter”. It was a glorious copper colour and held a slight sweet taste to contrast with the bitter. This is the flagship beer of the brewery, and it’s easy to see why. Brewed at 4.8% alc. vol., Shropshire Lad was jovial, full of character and also laid back.
The other beer in the pack was Shropshire Lass, a golden pale ale counterpart to the previous drink. Described as a “blonde stunner”, this 4.1% alc. vol. beer was light and refreshing, together with a warm and welcoming flavour with a slight citrus taste.
I really enjoyed both beers, no favourites – and highly recommend them. Check out the website below for information on where to buy.