St Austell Brewery has released Harlequin (4.6% ABV), a limited edition English IPA, excsuively for Cask Ale Week, which starts on Thursday (24th September).
Harlequin is a golden IPA, full of juicy passionfruit and pomegranate flavours. The beer showcases Harlequin — a new, award-winning English hop — and all English malt.
St Austell Brewery was an early adopter of the highly sought-after hop variety and was able to secure 25% of all crops grown in the country.
Brewing director, Georgina Young, said: “We’re constantly on the lookout for exciting hop varieties to experiment with, from all over the world.
“We first produced a small batch brew with Harlequin last year, which was developed in England as part of Charles Faram’s hop development programme. The small batch we produced was so popular that we decided to relaunch it as special seasonal beer, in celebration of this year’s Cask Ale Week.
“With pubs across the country closing for the duration of lockdown, fresh cask beer is tasting better than ever before. Cask Ale Week couldn’t have come at a better time to try new draught beers — like Harlequin — and re-acquaint ourselves with the nation’s favourite drink.”
Harlequin is now available in select St Austell Brewery managed houses and pubs across the West Country.
• Read more about Harlequin and the Charles Faram hop development programme in this blog post.