Rock-based Sharp’s Brewery launches its latest pilot plant brew on Monday 23rd August, suitably named Drop Tide. Demonstrating yet again its innovative spirit and brewer development, this light and refreshing 3.4% session pale ale is available in mini kegs now from Sharp’s Brewery’s shop in Rock until September 10th (or while stocks last!).
The name “Drop Tide” is inspired by the sea during periods of its lowest tide, revealing large open stretches of sand and some truly unique surf breaks, whilst also giving a nod to the slightly lower alcohol content and nature of the beer. Two casks of Drop Tide were made especially for Sharp’s customer, The Waterfront in Polzeath, not far from the brewery’s base in Rock and incidentally also the most perfect setting to enjoy a smooth pint of Drop Tide at low tide overlooking the expanse of stunning beach. The rest of the limited-edition product is available from Sharp’s directly.
Drop Tide is very pale and light in colour with a lower alcohol content and very low bitterness, all of which gives it a real drinkability. During the brewing process, the skilled team utilised Lemon Drop hops, Mandarina Bavaria hops, orange peel and German Kolsch yeast, capturing additional natural CO2 from fermentation, which has added effervescence and high carbonation. In addition, the fact that is has been brewed with Kolsch yeast explains its crisp and smooth mouthfeel.
Sharp’s head brewer, Aaron McClure, said, “We are so pleased with Drop Tide, it is a really delicious and enjoyable brew. The original vision and plan for this beer was to create something light, easily drinkable, and highly refreshing and we have definitely stayed true to this vision. We hope many get the chance to enjoy a pint of Drop Tide this summer whilst kicking back overlooking a beach somewhere – this is how we recommend it to be best enjoyed!”
To see more about Sharp’s Brewery, Drop Tide and its other products, visit the website at: www.sharpsbrewery.co.uk.