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New collaboration beer, Sprucy Banger, is now available...

By Sarah Groves, also posted in News on

New collaboration beer out now!

Sprucy Banger Spruced Pale Ale (4.3% abv) is now available in casks in selected pubs and outlets. In early November, it will also be available for a limited time in 330ml cans online at and Adnams stores.
Master Brewer Fergus Fitzgerald explains the story... "We’ve teamed up with the creative brewing powerhouse that is Northern Monk to make this full-flavoured spruce pale ale. Using spruce tips in beer has a long history dating back to the Vikings with recipes surviving from the 17th century and records of Captain Cook enjoying a jug or two on his voyages. The spruce tips were picked while young and fresh from Holkham Estate in North Norfolk, where much of Adnams barley is grown. Colin from Northern Monk and the Adnams brewing team have combined ctirus-led hops to accompany the lemon and gentle pine notes from the spruce. It’s a sprucy banger of a beer!"

The detail...

Style: Spruced pale ale
ABV: 4.3%
Colour: Very pale gold
IBU: 45
Taste: A refreshing burst of lemon and pine with a slight menthol sweetness
Malts: Lager malt, oats, malted wheat
Hops: Lemondrop, mandarina bavaria, chinook, simcoe
Other: Spruce tips picked from Holkham Estate in North Norfolk
Brewed in collaboration with: Northern Monk Brew Co.
Available: Cask and cans (cans arriving early November)
Serving suggestion: Beef stews and hearty vegetable casseroles
Allergens: Contains gluten (malted barley, malted wheat, oats)


Sarah Groves