Mad Squirrel Social Event

Mad Squirrel Brewery

Thanks to Greg & Sarah Blesson and Tim Baldwin for hosting a good night out.

http://www.madsquirrel.uk/venues/hemel-hempstead/

Our minibus transport from A.K.A. Travel Ltd ran very smoothly and Scott, our driver, even allowed us an extra (blow up) passenger.

 

 

We were give an excellent tour of the brewery by Tim Hickford which made us realise how much work goes into our pint of beer.

The six craft beer tastings went down very well.  We sampled:

Hopfest Pale Ale (3.8%)- fresh, fruity hop vibes - winner of the 2017 St. Albans Beer Festival

$umo American Pale Ale (4.7%)- tropical fruit, dark herbs and weighty bitterness

Roadkill Opaque New England IPA (6.5%) - huge tropical fruit bomb

De La Bean Coffee Milk Stout (4.0%) - sweet chocolate, caramel & cream flavours with a rich burst of coffee

Polar Vortex American Amber (4.6%) - Nugget, Chinook, Ahtanium & Citra hops for a heavy tropical hit

Flying Squirrel Pilsner (4.4%) - a clean Czech style pilsner with notes of fresh bread, honey & orange peel

 

And the artisan pizzas made with hand made dough and local fresh ingredients such as Porter infused pulled pork and peri-peri chicken, were unusual and delicious.

Everyone including "Blow up Brian" had a great time.