We had a fantastic turnout for the release of our new Easter beer - Hop Yard Pale. Our delightful Tongham TEA Clubbers and their guests were welcomed at the door with our snorters of Hop Yard Pale ready to be tried and tasted, shortly followed by Rupert starting off the evening with discussing the new beer.
Our new Hop Yard Pale was presented in light of Easter, a refreshing 3.4% ABV Pale Ale, brewed with Pale and Munich malt, and a touch of wheat, for a light, crisp base. It has stonefruit and grapefruit notes from our US hops, Amarillo and Ekuanot, with a blast of citrus from the home-grown English Cascade’s bumper 2021 harvest, and a spicy finish from the Australian Enigma hops.
Rupert discussed the artwork regarding the new beer, and how his daughter cleverly designed it so that it was fresh and cheerful for the season, whilst including key parts of our site such as the hop garden and the brew house.
Jill, our Marketing Director, lead on from Rupert to discuss our Tongham TEA Redesign. She explained to the audience what we had changed and why, as we want people to understand the story behind the new design. Although some people had concerns that the new look came with a new taste, we reassured them that it is only the name that is changing - our Tongham TEA has the same great taste it always has!