Grain “Redwood” Red Ale

Screen Shot 2013-08-22 at 15.22.30I discovered Grain Brewery almost by accident in 2010 when I made my maiden voyage into learning about beer while cycling around Norfolk & Suffolk. I arrived announced but was shown around the former dairy barn by the very warm & welcoming Phil (cofounder & brewer).

Since my visit Grain has gone from strength to strength winning a string of awards including two gongs for this Redwood Red Ale 4.8% abv.

Here are my notes…

Eye- Lovely bright copper red

Nose- Sweet corn, malted caramel & lemon peel

Palate- Sharp, clean, fresh peach, pithy, creamy malt texture and a nutty orange zest finish

Verdict- Definitely worth it’s CAMRA & SIBA awards this one. A great session ale for a sunday lunch or warm autumn evening

Their beers are available at these fine shops  and online through Russell & Newnes

You can also watch me taste their Grain IPA in my very first video beer review here.