Lionheart is a new artisan premium ale from the Brookfield Brewing Company. Lionheart is brewed to the highest modern standards of purity and quality, but the unique, secret recipe we use draws on 12th Century sources to make a beer that Richard himself might have enjoyed. Incorporating Sweet Gale, Lionheart truly is a tribute to the history of a great nation and one of its greatest kings.What makes Lionheart a
Richard I of England – the Lionheart – was the inspiration for our Lionheart artisan ale. He has achieved legendary status in the English speaking world. Few British monarchs are so widely-known. Yet surprisingly few people know much about the exploits that led to this superstar status. We have exclusively commissioned renowned historian Frank McClynn to write a personal view on why Richard was such a force in the 12th Century, and why his fame continues right up to the present day.Read More...
Lionheart, our new Artisan Ale, is proudly brewed in the heart of England, and is brought to you by the Brookfield Brewing Company.
Lionheart, Brookfield’s latest venture, has a unique flavour that is the result of carefully selected ingredients, an ancient recipe and the skill and expertise of Head Brewer at Hornes craft microbrewery, based in Buckinghamshire.
The brew uses East Kent Goldings and Challenger hops; both of which are grown in the UK and chosen for the quintessentially British aromas that traditional English hops produce. Characteristics are spicy, honey and earthy in flavour, with green tea aroma and sweet floral notes. When combined with the sweet gale, these hops deliver a delightfully unique twist on a classic English ale.
The hops and sweet gale are combined with a special a blend of pale malt, Marris Otter malt and a lighter Crystal malt. The Marris Otter is a premium malt and considered the keystone malt for authentic British ale flavours, used to create a malty, full-bodied tasting ale.
A major point of difference is that Hornes are a small batch brewery and the whole of the brewing process is by hand and not automated, adding an additional quality aspect to every beer they create.
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