Delivers a huge hop-forward grapefruit hit followed by a lingering bitterness that ensures it stands out from the crowd, while still retaining great drinkability. Hopped with Chinook, Zeus and heaps of Summit in the boil, followed up by a big Chinooke dry hop to make this one mountainous pale ale.
Originally brewed to celebrate the tercentenary of Britain`s oldest brewer, 1698 is a characteristically hoppy Kentish ale, and has Protected Geographical Indication, the same unique regional protection afforded to Champagne and Parma Ham.
The ale matures naturally in the bottle and can be enjoyed fresh or allowed to settle for a few months to mellow. The natural effervescence produced by bottle-conditioning – the interaction of yeast and brewing sugars – gives 1698 fine, Champagne-like bubbles that further enhance the fragrance, flavour and overall drinking experience.