Golden Hare, Ginger Hare, Wild Hare, Rare Hare, Gem…
… this may sound like The Wartime Housewife’s shopping list but it is, in fact, a few of the wonderful names given to Bath Ales of Bristol.
I’m a regular reader of The Dabbler, a cultural magazine blog. It covers a broad range of subjects, is often humorous and always readable. I contributed myself only a few weeks ago in their ‘6Clicks’ feature, so they are clearly people of discernment. If you’re even vaguely interested in art, literature, music and the wider world, give it a go.
At the moment, The Dabbler is running an exclusive competition to win some Bath Ale. I have only recently converted to drinking beer on a regular basis and I have to admit that I would buy these based on their labels alone. Apparently, Bath Ales produce the best beer in the known universe – as Brit explained here – and The Dabbler has been in touch with these lovely people to wangle one of you a free case.
Bath Ales use traditional brewing techniques blended with cutting-edge technology. They are an independent micro-brewery established in Bristol in 1995. Their founders all come from a brewing background and have combined a complementary range of skills with a shared passion for real ale. They have also just opened a new bottling plant and brewery shop.
It’s so heart-warming to see these micro-breweries springing up all over the place and we should be supporting local breweries wherever they appear. There is so much revolting alcoholic crap being touted around in pubs and clubs these days, that it is sheer joy to experience properly brewed, well-kept beers, made from real ingredients and that taste divine. Wild Hare at 5%? Give me three pints at once.
Read The Dabbler and go in for their Bath Ales competition. You won’t regret it.