Out with the old, in with the brew, we recommend you start the year with a cheer and a beer – January Joker to be precise. A dry beer for a dry January – this cheeky little chap is stuffed full of playful Jester hops crafting an intense, punchy aroma with notes of grapefruit and tropical fruit delivering a light and dry to the finish beer. A dose of Amber malt gives it a wonderful dry character, perfect for the month and the mouth and moderate drinking

January Joker 4.0% ABV

Fuggles, Challenger, Jester and a smattering of First Gold Hops combine with Maris Otter Pale Ale, Enzymic, Amber and Wheat malts

We’ll be playing our Joker at our first monthly Open Tap Takeover evening of 2017 on Wednesday 11th January 6 pm – 9 pm in our Barm Cellar Bar.

Come along for free samples of our crafty ales and, to help you start the year with a beer and a cheer we will have Banbury Cross Players on hand performing their potted panto Red Hot Cinders! This free 20-minute show is another production from their Bitesize series, where they are taking theatre out to local communities. Doors open at 6 pm with the curtain going up at 8 pm. Our brewers will also be on hand to give a unique insight into the beer and brewing process at Hook Norton Brewery.

January Joker will be making appearances on the bar at the brewery, in Hook Norton pubs across Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, Northamptonshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire and will also be available for the free trade.

Available in cask for a limited time only, catch it while you can!