Another collaboration envisioned in the lead up to the unfortunately cancelled Hop City. Each year, some of our favourite experiences around the festival happen when sharing the variety of Leeds’ beer scene with our international visitors. Through a mutual love of best bitter, we came together with Other Half, NYC, to put together our own interpretation of the style.
We selected a blend of modern and traditional UK hop varieties, taking the floral orange character of East Kent Goldings and pairing them with Ernest, a relatively new variety born of the UK hop breeding programme, which brings pungent stone fruit and citrus aromas. For malt, we selected floor malted Golden Promise from Fawcetts in Castleford and backed this with a blend of pale crystals, lightly toasted amber malts and a touch of oat malt for mouthfeel and foam stability. Finally, we fermented with a true Yorkshire ale strain for a classic ester profile which will take your mind straight to that cosy corner of your favourite ale house.