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A Beer to Honour Timothy Taylor’s 160th Anniversary

A Beer to Honour Timothy Taylor’s 160th Anniversary

01/08/2018

We are pleased to announce the launch of 1858 as part of our new Taylor Made range of beers.

Named after the year Timothy Taylor started brewing 160 years ago this year, 1858 is our modern, beefed up take on a brown ale. Stronger brown ales are a growing trend in the US and the brewers wanted to introduce a higher gravity, easier to drink version of this popular style into the UK. Its release also coincides with Timothy Taylor’s birthday on the 6th August. A perfect pint to raise a toast to the great man himself! 

Our 1858 is now available in cask until the end of October and then will be replaced by the popular Poulter’s Porter for the run-up to Christmas.  It is available in 330ml bottles all year round from either the Timothy Taylor’s webshop www.timothytaylorshop.co.uk, both Keelham Farm Shop sites at Thornton and Skipton, as well as online retailer Ocado. Morrisons will also be featuring 1858 in selected stores throughout the UK from 8th August as a guest craft ale.  

1858 is a rich 5.3% ABV chestnut brown ale with hints of toffee, marmalade and creamy coffee. Amber and crystal malts were used to give a smooth round flavour, the beautiful chestnut colour and roasty taste. Traditional English heritage varieties of Fuggles and Goldings hops deliver a gentle, easy-drinking, balanced ale. The rich, earthy flavour of 1858 works well with grilled and roasted meats or cheese and biscuits.  It is now available in most of the Timothy Taylor’s pub estate and other good stockists. 

Andrew Leman, Head Brewer, and his team of four Heriot-Watt-trained brewers spent several months experimenting, developing and tinkering with different malts, hop varieties and styles of beer in our new five-brewer’s-barrels micro-brewery. They’re delighted with the initial three small-batch, special edition beers of which 1858 Brown Ale follows Poulter’s Porter and Cook Lane IPA on draught. Experimentation will continue so watch out for new beers in 2019.  As the craft market continues to grow, consumers are increasingly seeking out new, flavourful, and well-crafted beers from reputable breweries. The Taylor Made range was particularly well received at the leading craft beer festival Craft Beer Rising in London earlier this year with the prominent beer writer and blogger, Pete Brown citing the range, and particularly 1858, as some of his favourite beers of the whole festival out of 350 breweries!  

Andrew Leman, who is delighted with the results, said: “We are proud to be a SIBA (Society of Independent Brewers) Assured British Craft Brewer. This gives ale drinkers the confidence to trust the provenance and authenticity of our beers. This is particularly important as more and more craft breweries are bought by and operated by large industrial brewers. At Taylor’s we have and will always put the quality of our beer first for one simple reason: we love beer and it is ‘All for that Taste of Taylor’s’. We hope that drinkers will enjoy our new Taylor Made range as much as we have enjoyed developing it.”