Zeeland End of Empire (500ml Bottle)
“Things fall apart”. It’s some sort of law that everyone forgets about until they need to shift the blame for failure on to something intangible. So it’s no surprise that the British Empire is not what it was. It’s also no surprise that everything British that left Britain became something other than what it intended to be at the time. Somethings become worse, like Australia but somethings become infinitely better like the new style English IPA’s.
End of Empire is one of these. A melancholic and nostalgic journey back to the glory days of Pax Britannica with strong undertones of “Glad I don’t live there anymore.”
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.