Friday, 22 February 2008

Wychwood Dirty Tackle

The Wychwood Brewery is tucked away behind the main street of the market town of Witney, in the heart of the Oxfordshire Cotswolds. Witney is historically famous for its 3 Bs; its bread, its blankets and its beer. Brewing has taken place in Witney for centuries.

By 1997, Wychwood Brewery was producing nearly 30,000 barrels a year, including a full calendar of limited edition seasonal cask ales, under imaginative names and pump clip artworks. Following the success of Hobgoblin in bottle, Wychwood continued to bottle some of the other most popular cask ales, Christmas and seasonal beers. Many of the beer labels took their inspiration and artwork from myths and legends associated with the ancient medieval Wych Wood Forest. The brewery gained a growing fan base, as keen on the beers as they were on the artwork and imagery of the brewery labels.

Following the closure of the Brakspear Brewery in Henley on Thames, in October 2002, Wychwood was committed to bringing the brewing of Brakspear back to Oxfordshire. Following a £1 Million redevelopment of the Wychwod Brewery site, the Brewery now incorporates a separate Brakspear brewhouse and Brakpear fermenting room, using much of the original Brakspear equipment from Henley, including the famous ‘Double Drop fermenting system, used to brew Brakspear beers since 1774. For more information on Brakspear beers, please visit www.brakspear-beers.co.uk

A full-bodied malty beer with a clean citrus aroma which tackles your taste buds and kicks its opponents into touch. Brewed to perfection using Crystal, Malted wheat and Target, Northdown Challenger hops. Sweet with a caramel flavour, Dirty Tackle is easy to drink and a pleasant session ale. More noted for their legendary Hobgoblin ale, it is important to remeber Wychwood make a fine range of ales.

  • ABV: 4.0%

3 comments:

WriteClick said...

I bought a pint of Dirty Tackle, pot luck, in The Stocks in Abingdon, and it went down a real treat, It wasn't as hoppy as most Real Ales so consequently it didn't make me pull a face everytime I took a chug, and at the end I could have carried on to eight pints instead of the Two I only had time for. Very tasty. I'll be looking out for it again, and hoping its something they keep selling locally.
Highly recommended for those of us out there who like Brown Ales and Milds.

WriteClick said...

I bought a pot of this , blind in The Stocks in Abingdon, and it went down a real treat. It was less hoppy than most Real Ales and conequently didn't make me pull a face everytime i took a chug.

I would have gone on for eight pints instead of the two i only had time for., and I hope they keep brewing this and selling it locally.

Highly recommended for those of us out here who like Browns and Milds.

Anonymous said...

I bought a pint of this, blind last night, in the Stocks in Abingdon. and it went down a real treat. It wasn't as hoppy as most Real Ales and consequently it din't make me pull a face everytime i took a chug.

I would have gone on for 8 pints instead of the 2 i only had time for, and i hope they keep brewing this and it shows up in my local in Oxford, The Wheatsheaf and The jericho tavern.

Highly recommended for those of us out here who like Browns and Milds.

Dayvd Geller.

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