Townshend's Cathcarts XPA (500ml Bottle)
Inspired by the classic ales of England. This beer echos the golden straw-like colour of my infrequent lager days, yet still has the malt and hop flavours that ensure my English nostalgia and heritage are never too far away.
This beer has a best before date of 06 January, 2021
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.