A beer that could have been called the kitchen sink, this is Bridge Road's 500th brew - a milestone marked with a beer created in tribute to one of the brewers' favourite parts of the day: breakfast. Although black pudding, bacon and eggs were rejected as ingredients, little else was. In went fruit toast, muesli, coffee beans, loose tea, maple syrup, honey. And the result? Less crazy than one might imagine. A deep, dark brown beer, the smoked malts added to create a hint of bacon aroma are there but subtle, with the flavour dominated by toasty dark malts without veering far into sharper roasted territory. Instead of the jumble you might have expected given its genesis, it's actually a nicely rounded dark lager with plenty going on but in harmony. Happy 500th Bridge Road!
Published May 17, 2011 2011-05-17 00:00:00