Saturday, 10 September 2005
Time to apply the Brakes
I just pulled out of the fridge a pint of Brakspear bitter - the first "Brakes" I have quaffed for quite a while. The Brakspear brewery was in Henley-upon-Thames, and closed after 200 years, back in late 2002, losing 35 jobs in the process.
The rights to the Henley beer were purchased by another company, and old equipment from Henley moved to new premises in the Wychwood Brewery of Witney, who also brew Hobgoblin and Fiddler's Elbow.
The beer tastes great; it is a proper bitter and has a refreshing bite from the hops. Truly a character.
As a Londoner, there is something special about beers made with Thames water.