Hilden: Twisted Hop

Hilden Brewery’s ethos is an uncomplicated: inspire people to taste and appreciate craft beer and to enjoy good company while doing so.  The Company was established by Ann and Seamus Scullion in 1981 in the hope to reintroduce Ireland to the tradition of a local brewery making beers of distinctive character and taste. Hilden is now the oldest independent brewery on the island of Ireland.  Every Hilden beer is available on draught at different times of the year. Something that I have always enjoyed about the craft beer scene and one that not all brewery’s adopt.  It allows smaller firms to keep a dynamic range on offer and by changing it up can craft season specific beers and ales.

Pours a clear golden yellow with minimal white head.  Nose is light, with some floral notes and a zesty citrus.  Beautiful light floral flavour, boosted with zesty citrus from the nose coming over on the palate.   Light bitter grapefruit, grassy with a hint of caramel. Medium bodied with good balance of character and great bitterness which complements the full hop flavour.  Picked up a bottle from Tesco as part of my  32 Beers on the list of 32 Things!  It’s a fantastic little beer that I would go back to it has a strong refreshing kick from it  and compliments a burger very well!  Picked up the Dublin Craft Beer Cup in 2013  as Over all Winner! Stunning Beer give it a try!

Beer #30

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