We've all been there. Got a hunger, open the cupboards and fridge and there's next to bugger all there. Although, with a bit of creativity, a large pot and some careful seasoning, something comes from nothing. And so it was - sort of - at the Goat recently. The brewers found they had heaps of odds and sods lying around so did a stock check, sat down and did some complicated algebra (maybe) and came up with a new, once only brew called Bubble and Squeak after the classic leftovers dish. Containing eight malts plus four hops (Topaz for bittering, Galaxy late in the kettle, hopbacked with Sauvin and dry-hopped with Citra) it is, according to head brewer Jayne Lewis "kinda Paley Ambery". Gee, thanks! She also adds that "it's fruity and dangerously drinkable so forget putting everything in a box and enjoy." Which Crafty did when it was tapped this week. The hops lend it massive wafts of aroma and plenty of lifted fruitiness while the malts combine rather nicely in the background and let them do their work.
Published October 13, 2010 2010-10-13 00:00:00