WESTERHAM BREWERY LAUNCHES AN EXCLUSIVE BOTTLED BEER FOR THE NATIONAL TRUST
“This is a beautifully made pale ale….refreshingly crisp and the Wye Target hops give it a noticeable, but clean, bitterness.” – Daily Telegraph 12 March, 2005
Westerham Brewery has launched a pale ale for the National Trust using hops from the Trust’s hop farm at Scotney Castle. Little Scotney Ale has a clean bitterness from the Wye Target hops which linger in a fruity and hoppy finish.
Proceeds from the sale of the beer will support the hop growing at the Trust’s only remaining hop farm. Ian Strang’s hops are of a premuim quality and have more apparent floral aromas than regular Target hops. The hops are also used in Westerham Brewery’s best selling Grasshopper Kentish Bitter which is available in cask.
The Westerham Brewery is situated on a National Trust farm and we are delighted to be involved in a project to produce a truly local beer for the National Trust which will help to maintain hop farming in Lamberhurst parish.
The beer will be available in National Trust shops and restaurants including Scotney Castle, Chartwell, Sissinghurst Castle, Batemans, Standen, Polesden Lacey, Petworth, Nymans Garden, Uppark and Ightham Mote. British Bulldog in bottle conditioned form will also be available at Chartwell.