Nano Brewing at The Park Brewery
Posted on April 01 2015
We are always on the look out for that which is new, exciting and delicious, so when it’s local too we are liable to get ourselves into a bit of a state. The Park Brewery can be found just around the corner from the Kingston Gate of Richmond Park and the beer names are inspired by some of the places in the area.
In 2002, following a twenty-one year campaign by the Society of Independent Brewers, Gordon Brown introduced Progressive Beer Duty whereby brewers making less than three million litres a year benefit from reduced duty. Twelve years on, there has been a boom in small breweries and in May 2014 The Park Brewery Ltd was launched by husband and wife team Josh and Frankie.
Josh started home-brewing two years ago in the comfort of his own kitchen, honing his skills before deciding to take it to the next level. The brewery is more nano than micro, but is now in a position to expand and increase supply to meet demand.
The beers themselves:
- Killcat Pale – Is a refreshing pale ale, sessionable in strength at 3.7% but well hopped with Galaxy and Motueka
- Two Storm Ruby – Named after the storms of ’87 and ’90 is ‘pokier’ at 7.1% ABV. One for food, perhaps a rack of BBQ ribs.
- Spankers IPA – The holy trinity of Centennial, Chinook and Columbus combine harmoniously in this modern classic.
- Dark Hill – Almost black, but fruity rather than heavy like a porter. Try it with a pie.
- Gallows Gold – Golden amber in colour, dry hopped to give it a real aromatic punch, dangerously quaffable.
There are also some new brews in the pipeline…watch this space.
If you haven’t tried The Park Brewery range yet, then drop in to the Kew shop on Saturday 25 April from 5pm when you’ll be able to meet the brewer, Josh.