Badger Ales have been brewed in the heart of the Dorset countryside since 1777 by independent brewers Hall & Woodhouse and Grandad Moo is known to stock a bottle or two. I'm not a fan of ales myself so Grandad Moo took one for the team and gave some of the new flavours a try. Badger Ales recently scooped a trio of Beer Awards. Two of the beers took home 2 stars each at the Great Taste Awards and another took an impressive UK Silver in the World Beer Awards’ IPA category.
When asked, the team said they “couldn’t be happier with the results and were excited for Badger drinkers to hear the news.”
Grandad Moo was sent two of their award winning flavours An American Venture and The Mysterious Mer-Chicken to test out.
An American Venture:
An American Venture, the latest offering from Badger ales, has gained a UK Silver medal at the World Beer Awards. This beer showcases the balance between hops and yeast from a different part of the world – An American Venture toasts a glass to our friends across the pond. A combination of Amarillo, Mosaic and Cascade hops with a classic American ale yeast, results in a refreshing West Coast style IPA.
What did Grandad Moo think? “An American Venture smells really hoppy, with a strong after taste. I think it's a required taste. Not my favourite Badger Ale.” (Nanny Moo concurred)
The Mysterious Mer-Chicken :
Each year, independent brewers Hall & Woodhouse celebrate their Founders Day with a limited edition ale. The brewing team at Badger ales set to work creating this bottle only brew with much excitement, as only one batch is ever made.
The Mysterious Mer-Chicken is 2017’s offering, a Blonde beer which has been fermented with Belgian yeast and infused with fresh basil. A distinctive Saison-style beer, its fresh herbal undertones, make it the perfect summertime tipple.
“The Mysterious Mer-Chicken, was really light, fresh and summery. Perfect tipple for relaxing in the garden after a hard day fishing. It smelt a bit like nettles and is quite different to any other Badger Ales but I really liked it.” *adds to Grandad Moo's Christmas list*
For more information about Badger Ales visit www.badgerales.com