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Here at Hook Norton Brewery we are proud to announce the launch of our latest limited edition seasonal cask ale, Playing Hooky, a fruity blend of six hops and four malts.

Playing Hooky 4.7% ABV
First brewed back in 2015 in collaboration with Ballast Point Brewery from San Diego. The American craft beer market is vast, with, in our opinion, lots doing it and only some doing it well which is why we chose one of the best to brew with us and invited Yuseff and James from Ballast Point over. The brew went down so well we’ve decided to brew it again.

This latest brew is a tweak on the original recipe with Pale Milled, CaraMalt, Premium English CaraMalt, Light Crystal and Wheat Milled Malts combining with Centennial, Jester, UK Chinook, UK Cascade, US Cascade and Fuggles Hops. All of that delivers a light brown, well-balanced, not overly hoppy or bitter ale with light biscuit maltiness.

We will be holding a special launch event at The Three Conies, Thorpe Mandeville on Wednesday 9th November 6pm - 8pm. Come along and try a free sample of Playing Hooky and meet head brewer James Clarke who will be on hand to give a unique insight into the beer and brewing process at Hook Norton Brewery. Live music from 7pm – 9pm.

Playing Hooky 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!