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Adnams Explorer

By Sarah Groves, also posted in News on

Adnams Explorer pump clipTasting Notes & ingredients

Explorer is light and refreshing, suffused with the aromas of a grapefruit grove. The citrus attack will burst on your palate as the hops deliver their fruity bitterness. Pale Ale malt is used to provide the biscuity backbone of this blonde beer but it’s the hops that give it its personality. We use two American hops, grown in the Yakima Valley in Washington. These hops, called Columbus and Chinook, add wonderful grapefruit flavours to the beer. Silver medal winner at The Great British Beer Festival 2015.

What’s the story?

It’s not often that a Managing Director tells his Head Brewer to go off and discover, but that’s exactly what happened with Adnams Explorer, the result of “Brewer’s Playtime” as we affectionately call it. This iconic blonde was inspired by our travels to the USA, where we see fresh new beer flavours and the conventions of brewing are being challenged on a continual basis. With all our beers, we seek the inspiration of our fellow brewers overseas to create beer flavours which are both authentic but original. As one of our most cherished beers, we chose to refresh the design of Explorer a few years' back. The pump clip and bottle design aims to reflect the lighter, more refreshing taste profile of Explorer and capture the Suffolk Coast feel. (1.2 units/half pint) Carbon footprint: 544 (gCO2 equivalent emissions per 500ml equivalent bottle). Read more.

Want to know more?

Explorer is available in bottle at 5% abv and in keg in selected Wetherspoon outlets. Best enjoyed served chilled. Explorer will returning for a limited time to all Wetherspoon Pubs for their 'World's Biggest Real Ale Festival' running 11th - 27th March 2016. Silver medal at GBBF 2009 in the blonde beer category and Runner up (3rd) in Champion Beer of East Anglia 2011. Contains barley


Sarah Groves