Every season comes with its own favourite dishes. Stews and hearty soups seem to taste best in fall and winter, while the summer season often brings cravings for fruit and vegetable salads. With sensitivity to how seasonal changes create subtle differences in what drinkers want in a beer, Hooky is offering eleven beer varieties to make changes in weather something to look forward to.
- The year begins with Double Stout. A blend of dark malts gives Double Stout a character all of its own. Black malt enriches the colour and teases the palate with an unmistakable toast flavour. Brown malt gives the beer its satisfying dryness.
- In March look out for First Light, a very pale, light brew with a complex hop aroma.
- And April sees the return of 303AD – brewed to celebrate the birth of England’s St George.
- In May, Cotswold Lion roars once more. A pale fruity ale, it is hopped only with Fuggles.
- In June drinkers will be enthused by Inspired, a premium pale beer with a slight orange hue.
- July’s offering is Haymaker, a strong pale ale of distinctive taste from the abundance of Goldings hops.
- In August look for Hook Norton’s first wheat beer.
- Summer Haze is light, fruity and refreshing.
- September’s beer is Copper Ale, first brewed to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Hook Norton.
- In October, Flagship returns, a beer originally brewed to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar.
- November’s favourite is Steaming On, a dark reddish, brown ale, with a very unusual slightly smoky flavour.
- And as Christmas beckons December’s seasonal is Twelve Days, a strong, dark brown beer, offering a dominantly malty palate.
Beer varieties range in alcohol content from 4 to 5 percent ABV.