Everyone is raving about the Young Henrys taps at The Stag & Hunter in Mayfield. The English Summer Ale they call the Newtowner has been a big hit and the Cloud Cider is running out the door. For those who’ve not tried a Young Henry’s brew, read on for tasting notes.
Young Henrys wouldn’t be what it is without Newtown. It’s our home, community and inspiration. So when the suburb celebrated its sesquicentenary and we were invited to brew a unique beer to celebrate, we jumped at the chance. The resulting beer was a Summer Ale called Newtowner. In a bit of a nod to the suburb’s past and present influences, we used a blend of English and Australian malts. Then we added three varieties of local hops to make it fun, fruity and even a little bitter – just like Newtown. This is a beer we wanted everyone in our community to enjoy, whether it was being thrown back at a gig or sipped slowly in a beer garden. The people responded and Newtowner is now a permanent part of our beer range.
Style: English Summer Ale
Malt: Ale, Carahell
Hops: Victoria’s Secret, Cascade, Galaxy
At Young Henrys we try to keep things local. In our beer that means using lots of Australian malts and hops. In our Cloudy Cider it means using apples grown in orchards as close to our our brewery as possible. The juice we use is pressed from a 50/50 blend of the Royal Gala and Pink Lady varieties. It gets fermented, we add some light carbonation and that’s it. Our cider contains no added sugar, syrups, chemicals or water. Everything here – from the sweetness to the tartness to the cloudy appearance – is completely natural. We have even been known to crush the apples at the brewery straight into a fermenter! We recommend serving the Cloudy Cider cool, but not too cold.
Style: Farmhouse Cider
You can find these delicious ales at The Stag & Hunter in Mayfield. Visit their Facebook page to find out more…