Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Hooked on a Fine UK Red Ale

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Hooked on a Fine UK Red Ale

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Byline: MY SHOUT WORDS: SIMON IRWIN

I don't know about your part of the world but at home we have gone from what passes for winter in Central Queensland to days in the high 20s and nights hovering around 11 or 12C.

This means the season for dark, dark beers seemed to last for about a fortnight this year.

That said, Hugh the Neighbour and I are not yet ready to give up on the annual move to the dark side just yet.

So last weekend we moved from the black to golden red, with a fine beer from one of the 30-odd privately owned breweries in the UK - the 4.6 per cent ABV Old Hooky from Hook Norton Brewery.

Hailing from the Cotswolds, the folks at Hook Norton have been making the good stuff using traditional methods since 1849.

Old Hooky is a reddish ale and the label's claim of being fruity and full-bodied is spot-on. …

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