Saltaire Brewery have an interesting approach to brewing.
They brew lots of different beers. No, really, lots….
There’s at least twenty-five beers listed on their website at the moment. Of course, they’re not all in production at the same time, but it shows that they’re willing to experiment a little and try things out. That’s no bad thing.
Amarillo Gold is a clear light wheat beer at 4.4% ABV, hopped entirely with American Amarillo hops. Amarillo hops are extremely distinctive, giving a fragrant and flowery taste. They’re patented and grown only by Virgil Gamache Farms in the Pacific Northwest.
Amarillo Gold is a decent enough beer, clearly brewed with one eye on summer. There’s some lemon or grapefruit in there, with a strong, pleasant bitterness.
It’s perhaps a little thin and lacking some body, but served cold on a scorching hot summer day, that’s no problem.
Currently available at The Boathouse Inn, Saltaire.