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By Phoebe Robson, also posted in News on 25/02/20
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Ghost Ship 4.5%, we’re collaborating with four craft breweries over 2020 to create four wickedly tasty new beers. We’re calling it the Ghost Ship Collaboration Series and first up was an exciting brew with Camden Town Brewery. Hot on its heels are tie-ups with Beavertown, Magic Rock and Cloudwater. Each mash-up will feature something that’s unique to our ever-popular Ghost Ship 4.5% citrus pale ale. It might be a certain ingredient, style, or approach but all will be unmistakably Ghost Ship 4.5%...
Ghost Ship is inspired by one of Adnams’ most haunted pubs in one of the UK’s most haunted villages, the Bell at Walberswick. The shores of Walberswick are littered with eerie wrecks of smuggling ships from a bygone era.
Ghost Ship was adapted from a recipe for Deathly Pale Ale. Ever heard of it? Well if you haven’t you’re not alone. Even the most avid Adnams fans would struggle with this one and with good reason, it never existed, or at least not officially. In 1975 a centenary ale was concocted with an Abv of around 9%. Unusually rather than simply call it Centenary ale it was decided it’s name would be Deathly Pale. The label was duly designed featuring a skull and crossbones, labels were printed and delivered to Adnams but at the last moment the label was pulled. Perhaps the label was too similar to the symbol for poison but whatever the reason new labels were quickly commissioned and the beer was renamed Centenary ale. A few hand labelled bottles of Deathly Pale did escape from the brewery, one of which sits in the cabinet at the Red Lion in Southwold.
An India Pale Lager which takes inspiration from Ghost Ship and Camden Hells Lager, Camden on-Sea features a light and crisp body with a clean bitter citrus punch. This is an unholy union with a heavenly taste. Our Head Brewer, Fergus and Camden's Master Brewer Rob discuss this tasty brew in the video below.
Style: India Pale Ale
Malts: Pilsner and Cara
Hops: Perle and Citra
Taste: A light, crisp lager finished with amplified hops
Serving Suggestions: Mexican chilli, spicy Thai, Indian Takeaway
330ml Cans: Suitable for Vegans
Coming soon in 330ml Cans
Availablefor a limited time only here