Brewer Greene King has launched a new cask ale, “Old Nutty Hen”, to mark Cask Ale Week (25 September – 5 October).
“Old Nutty Hen”, is a limited edition 4.5% cask ale. The new chestnut coloured ale is brewed with speciality malts and traditional English hops. It will be available in many Greene King pubs as part of the pub retailer’s cask ale beer festival, which runs throughout Cask Ale Week.
Greene King master brewer John Bexon said: “This new brew has a unique nutty character to it and it really stands out among our hen range. It has a clean, sweet taste with a subtle, bitter hit at the end, and makes for an ideal rich and warming drink to enjoy as the evenings start drawing in.”
To mark the launch of Cask Ale Week, cask ale fans will have the opportunity to quiz John on his brewing expertise on Thursday 25 September, when he will be hosting a Twitter Q&A on the popular Old Speckled Henry page. Twitter uses are invited to tweet @speckledhenry now using the hashtag #AskTheBrewer and John will answer as many as he can on Thursday.
The brewery will also be handing out free samples of “Old Nutty Hen” in the Bury St Edmund’s based Greene King shop on Thursday 25 September, and in Bury St Edmunds town centre on Wednesday 1 October and Saturday 4 October.