Arkell’s Brewery has introduced a brand new seasonal beer, Spring Hopper. Available in a selection of Arkell’s pubs across Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Berkshire, Hampshire and Oxfordshire, and unusually for the local brewery it will be available nationally through Carlsberg and Heineken wholesalers for a limited time only. The brew will also be on sale at The Grape and Grain shop, located on the brewery site in Swindon, to buy in a mini keg.
Launched at an exclusive tasting at The Tawny Owl pub in Swindon, the juicy pale ale is packed full of hop flavour to bring us out of our wintery blues. Spring Hopper was created by Head Brewer, Alex Arkell, who wanted to craft a refreshing, clean, exciting, hoppy, beer to tempt consumers away from the dark, complex ales enjoyed in the colder winter months and celebrate Springtime. By adding hops in every step of the brewing process, it maximises the tropical fruity punch of the hop selection leaving a rounded smooth finish with little bitterness.
Swindon 24 was lucky enough to be one of the first to try Arkell’s latest ale and it definitely didn’t disappoint. This will be a great addition to the Arkell’s range of ales and largers that can be enjoyed in the warmer weather the spring and summer seasons bring.
Alex Arkell, Head Brewer said: “Spring Hopper is the perfect brew to help celebrate leaving those cold winter evenings behind and enjoy longer days – and you never know, some sunshine too! Brewed to be enjoyed in the pub garden, it’s a great choice of beer to drink over the Easter weekend. It’s a powerful, fruity, hoppy beer and we’re really excited for everyone to give it a try.”
Spring Hopper was developed to capture a renewed interest in seasonal beers which have been a driver of new drinkers, excitement, and innovation in the craft beer segment for over 25 years. With no indication of the market slowing down, according to IRI data, seasonals are now the No. 5 beer style segment and the No. 2 craft segment in the world.
Spring Hopper is available to purchase in mini casks from The Grape and Grain Warehouse located on the Arkell’s Brewery site in Kingsdown and also available at a selection of Arkell’s pubs, including, available in the Tawny Owl, The Sun Inn and The Runner in Swindon. The seasonal brew is available for two months only.