HOOKY SEASONAL RANGE 2018

Hook Norton Brewery produces a range of seasonal cask ales – designed to reflect the changing seasons and the demands of our drinkers. Every seasonal ale uses the finest ingredients and each has a character of its own – allowing us to provide something new at the bar – all year round.

LOW TO GO (2.8% ABV)

A dry, golden ale, low in strength but packed high with flavour to help you ease into the New Year.

Available on the bar January.

Style: Light Ale
See:
 Pale, amber
Smell: Hoppy, citrus
Taste: Light, dry

DOUBLE STOUT (4.8% ABV)

A blend of malts gives Double Stout a character all of its own. Black malt enriches the colour and teases the palate with an unmistakable ‘toast’ flavour. Brown malt gives it the dryness.

Style: Stout
See:
 Dark ebony
Smell: Roasted coffee and liquorice
Taste: Dry burnt oak

Available on the bar January / February.
Available in 500ml bottles all year round.

Awards:

World Beer Awards 2010 – Gold / World Beer Awards 2011 – Europe’s Best Dry Stout Brewing Industry International Awards 2011 – Silver International Beer Challenge 2015 – Silver

James Clarke talks Double Stout

NICE TRY (3.8% ABV)

NICE TRY (3.8% ABV)

Crouch, bind and enjoy! A smooth malty, light fruit aroma amber beer for easy drinking. Brewed to celebrate all that’s great about rugby, a beautifully balanced beer. Easy drinking for the full 80 minutes and beyond.

Style: Best Bitter
See:
 Bronze, auburn
Smell: Malty, moreish, light fruit
Taste: Mellow, malty, bittersweet

Available on the bar February / March

HOP TO IT (3.8% ABV)

A pale amber beer bursting with soft fruit flavours and a hint of citrus

Style: Amber Ale
See:
 Pale, amber
Smell: Soft fruit with a hint of citrus
Taste: Fruit, citrus

Available on the bar March and April.

169 crafty ale

169 (6.9% ABV)

We can sense a theme developing here! Brewed to celebrate 169 years of brewing here at Hooky. So why not brew one at 6.9%?

Style: Strong Ale
See:
 Reddish brown
Smell: Fruity, rich
Taste: Spicy, rich, hint of plum

Available on the bar May.

SUNDIAL (3.9% ABV)

Light and refreshing, the perfect pint to while away those lazy summer days.

Style: Golden Ale
See:
 Golden
Smell: Citrus hops
Taste: Balanced bitterness and zesty notes

Available on the bar May / June.

HAYMAKER 5.0% ABV

A strong pale ale of distinctive taste. Plenty of Goldings hops during the brewing give it a certain something extra – like sunshine dancing on the tongue.

Style: Premium Pale Ale
See:
 Dark, bronze
Smell: Apple, fruity, hoppy
Taste: Rich, sweet, fruity

Available on the bar July.
Available in 500ml bottles all year round.

Awards:
Woodfest 2017 – Championship Beer / International Beer Challenge 2009 – Gold
International Beer Challenge 2013 – Silver / International Beer Challenge 2015 – Silver

COTSWOLD PALE (4.4% ABV)

A cascade of hoppiness in this pale crisp ale with light citrus notes and bold bitterness

Style: Pale Ale
See:
 Pale straw
Smell: Crisp citrus
Taste: Light, fruity citrus lemon

Available on the bar June.

CRAFTY FOX (4.8% ABV)

This shouldn’t work but we think it does. India Pale Ale heady hoppy fruit flavours combine with the darkness of stout. But can you really have a Pale Black Ale?

Style: Black IPA
See:
 Dark Red
Smell: Strong Fruit
Taste: Rich, dark fruit, hint of toast

Available on the bar September / October.

INSPIRED (3.9% ABV)

Light and fruity, with a cosmopolitan hop burst, ideal summer refreshment.

Style: Best Bitter
See:
 Pale amber
Smell: Light fresh fruit
Taste: Full, smooth, dry finish

Available on the bar August / September.

 

FLAGSHIP 5.3% ABV

An Indian Pale ale with a fruity mouth feel and a distinctive sweet aroma. Beers like this are what the Empire was refreshed on.

Style: India Pale Ale
See:
 Light bronze
Smell: Marmalade, fruit
Taste: Full, rich, orange zest

Available on the bar October.
Available in 500ml bottles all year round.

Awards:
International Beer Challenge 2012 – Silver / International Beer Challenge 2015 – Silver International Beer Challenge 2016 – Silver

Richard Hughes talks Flagship

GREEDY GOOSE (4.2% ABV)

GREEDY GOOSE (4.2% ABV)

A delightfully full flavoured beer, rich to the palate and displaying a rounded fruity aroma with hints of dark fruit, punching above its weight, this is a great beer for both the goose and the gander.

Style: Winter Ale
See:
 Dark, copper-red
Smell: Blackcurrant, soft fruit
Taste: Rich, dry, nutty

Available on the bar November / December.

TWELVE DAYS 5.5% ABV

A strong dark brown beer, offering a dominantly malty palate with nutty overtones, giving way to a lyrical sweetness that speaks for its strength.

Style: Porter
See:
 Dark, red, brown
Smell: Rich fruit, sultanas
Taste: Full, malty, slight nuttines

Available on the bar December.
Available in 500ml bottles all year round.

Awards:
World Beer Awards 2015 – United Kingdom’s Best / Strong Dark nuttiness /  International Beer Challenge 2009 – Gold Medal / International Beer Challenge 2011 – Silver Medal / International Beer Challenge 2013 – Silver Medal / International Beer Challenge 2015 – Silver Medal / International Beer Challenge 2016 – Silver Medal

James Clarke talks about Twelve Days