The Sawmill Pale Ale (500ml Bottle)
Each batch is brewed in the age old tradition in a copper kettle and fermented in timber clad fermentation tanks, before being transferred to the stainless steel conditioning tanks to condition naturally. All beers are made from the finest selected ingredients. These include a range of classic malts, wheat and corn from New Zealand, Australia and the UK and traditional hop varieties from Nelson. Ultra filtered rain water and specialty yeasts are used to further enhance the natural flavours of the brews. There are no artificial additives, sugars or preservatives. The beers are unpasteurised and unfiltered. Named after the unique fishing village at Cape Rodney, the home of the Sawmill Brewing Company, this beer is based on an India Pale Ale style and is brewed to reflect a traditional London Ale.
English Pale Ale
Classic English Pale Ales are not pale but rather are golden to copper colored and display English variety hop character. Distinguishing characteristics are dryness and defined hop taste, but more malt balance than what youll typically find in an American Pale Ale. Great to drink with all sorts of meats including roast beef, lamb, burgers, duck, goose, etc. Note that the term pale ale is used in England to signify a bottled bitter, and in that way there is no such thing as English Pale Ale to the English. The style is a North American construct, borne of the multitude of pale ales that pay homage to these bottled bitters - Bass in particular - and therefore the majority of true examples of the style are found outside Britain.