Published on September 3rd, 2019 | by Alastair Gilmour0
No:1 Horninglow Street IPA (7.4% abv) is the first in a series of speciality one-off beers to be brewed in Marston’s legendary Burton Union system.
This is the first beer that Marston’s has produced from the system’s renowned oak barrels, “swan necks” and yeast troughs apart from their iconic Pedigree and celebratory pale ales. A total of 32,000 individually numbered bottles are available in 300 Waitrose stores at £4.50 per 50cl bottle, each packaged in its own box.
The initial design stage for each beer in this series of limited editions begins in Marston’s DE14 nano-brewery, installed in 2016 to trial new brews. The beers are then transferred to the colossal, symmetrical brewhouse, known locally as The Cathedral of Brewing. The Horninglow Street speciality beers have been named after the original brewery at which John Marston’s started brewing in 1834 in Burton upon Trent. Each celebrates a different beer style and the complete series will be bottle-conditioned and unpasteurised which will develop for years in the bottle, allowing the beer drinker to decide at what stage they wish to stop the beer’s journey of conditioning, and to broach the bottle. No:1 Horninglow Street pays homage to the IPA beer style that Burton made its own from the 1820s. The global exporting of IPA is renowned; beers brimmed with hops and alcohol with the firm body to withstand long sea voyages to India.
Hawkshead Brewery has recently installed another six fermenters – 130hl tanks – in at its Flookburgh, South Lakes facility. The award-winning company has been brewing to capacity at both Staveley and Flookburgh sites.
Beer-wise, Lighter Times (0.5% abv) is to be released at Leeds International Beer Fest on September 5 and at The Beer Hall, Staveley, the next day. Lighter Times brings together the perfect balance of speciality malts and big hop flavour. Full-bodied and packed full of American hops, it proves you don’t need to be big in volume to be big on taste.
Perfect for those times when you need a lighter beer.