So here it is. After months of planning, and following the commencement of brewing last month, Queen Ethelburga’s Ale has arrived in Lyminge. It tastes pretty good! It’s an excellent session ale for this warm weather, lots of malty flavour, with that characteristic taste of East Kent Goldings Hops, the distinctive Canterbury Ales yeast coming through, but at 3.8% not too heavy on the alcohol.
Earlier today, the first batch of seven casks of ale was delivered to the cellar of the Coach and Horses. Brewer Martin Guy took personal charge of delivery.
The first consignment of bottles has also arrived, and will be ready for collection from Saturday. Everyone who has placed a pre-order has been contacted, and if you still need to respond, please let us know when you would like to collect your case(s) of this special festival ale.
Queen Ethelburga’s Ale will be available on draught only at the Coach and Horses in Lyminge from lunchtime on Friday 18 June until supplies run out. Fortunately, the seven casks delivered today are only the first of three deliveries scheduled over the course of the Lyminge Anglo-Saxon Festival that is running till 4 July. Get out there and enjoy it!