James SquireBrewhouses will exclusively pour for a limited time new summer ale, Close Shave.

Created by the team of brewers at Malt Shovel Brewery, James Squire Close Shave Summer Ale is a crisp, refreshing brew that showcases the distinctive and elusive El Dorado hop, secured for the brew in the nick of time.

“We managed to secure some El Dorado hops a few days before picking the brew for this limited release. It was definitely a close call with our deadline, but we couldn’t say no to the opportunity to brew a beer made from this rare variety of hops,” said Malt Shovel head brewer, Chris Sheehan.

At 4.9% ABV, Close Shave Summer Ale is a golden straw colour with a white, billowy head. The El-Dorado hop is dual-purpose, and has been used both throughout the brewing process, as well as added after the wort has been cooled for maximum aroma, otherwise known as ‘dry-hopping’.

“With summer on its way, Close Shave Summer Ale is a very refreshing beer for a summer’s day. The best part is that it keeps your taste buds alive and you can still enjoy the delicious meals and fantastic hospitality that the Brewhouses offer,” said Sheehan.

James Squire Close Shave Summer Ale is now available on tap for a limited time, exclusively at the James Squire Brewhouses.

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