Knowle Spring – a blonde that lives up to the Taylor’s name
Timothy Taylor’s are pleased to announce the introduction of Knowle Spring blonde to their range of cask ales. Named after the Knowle Spring upon which the brewery sits, and draws its water, this easy-drinking 4.2% ABV blonde cask beer will be launched into trade from the 1st March 2017. Available in 9g and 18g casks.
Knowle Spring blonde has benefitted from Taylor’s recent investment in a small-scale brewery which has allowed the brewing team the flexibility to brew a variety of concept beers until arriving at the chosen one.
Andrew Leman, Head brewer, and his team, are delighted with the results. He states “It was important to develop a cask beer that has the depth of flavour that drinkers associate with Timothy Taylor’s. We have combined English grown whole leaf Cascade, Chinook and Minstrel hops, plus Strisselspelt hops from Alsace, with our unique Knowle Spring well water, Taylor’s Taste yeast and Golden Promise barley to create a light, refreshing, aromatic beer with floral and grapefruit aromas, spiced orange on the tongue followed by citrus hop to finish”.
Blonde beers have been enjoying increased interest and growth in the last few years and Knowle Spring will sit comfortably alongside the Timothy Taylor’s greats such as Landlord and Boltmaker. Feedback from drinkers during a test phase in pubs local to the brewery was very positive with male and female consumers commenting respectively: “Very well crafted. A welcome addition to the Timothy Taylor’s range” and “About time Timothy Taylor’s did a blonde; really suits my taste. I like the lighter style”.
Tim Dewey, Chief Executive of Timothy Taylor’s summed things up, saying: “We certainly aren’t known for speed here at Taylor’s but from the comments I’ve heard our new Knowle Spring is a blonde that people feel has been well worth the wait.”
We are confident that the trade and consumers alike will agree.