This libation, which we class as a 'Bitter', has a strength of 3.8% ABV.
Wandle Ale was Sambrook’s very first beer. The head brewer says that he will never forget the taste of the first brew - produced on 26th November 2008 (that means that your first brew must be like your first kiss - never forgotten!). He remembers that it was a beautiful golden sunshine colour; clean and fresh with its sweetness cut by a delicate lingering bitterness (this is the first - not his first kiss). He says that remembering this experience alone, makes him thirsty (and there's nothing wrong with that!).
But why Wandle? What’s in the name? Well, the River Wandle makes its way through Battersea and out into the Thames. It’s just a minute’s walk from the brewery and is cited as the inspiration for the beer.
The river has helped shape London’s industrial heritage – much like London’s brewing industry. When they started brewing in Battersea, they also discovered trout had returned to the river – which was now flourishing after years of misuse. Interpreting this as a good omen, this inaugural golden ale was christened.
So far, this is one of 4 beers from Sambrooks that have been sold at the Bake & Alehouse.
To date, the Bake & Alehouse has supplied -
From THIS brewery:
3 ales with a higher strength
One ale of this strength
From ALL breweries:
647 stronger ales
61 ales of this strength
69 weaker ales
13 ales with an unrecorded strength
Records indicate that this drink has been available in Westgate's Bake & Alehouse, on over 2 seperate occasions, since August 2012
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