‘Br-ale’ Henshaws root and fruit beer is launched for Beer Festival

Henshaws Beer Festival sponsors Jelf and CNG were the first to taste the new Henshaws brew at our Arts & Crafts Centre last week. Four local breweries worked together to create 'Br-ale', Henshaws root and fruit beer, especially for the event.

Jelf and CNG say cheers to 21 years of Henshaws at our beer tasting event

Dreaming up the beer and coming up with a name

It is thanks to four wonderful local breweries: Daleside Brewery, Cold Bath Brewing, Roosters and Harrogate Brewing Co., that our delicious ginger and rhubarb ale exists!

‘Br-ale, Henshaws root and fruit beer’ gets its name from a combination of the entries suggested by competition winners Alexander Edwards and Rachel Gregory. Runners up were Karen Fox with Henshaws Brewbarb and Jane Litherland-Duffy with Beltane Brew. They also win a pair of tickets each to the event which takes place on Saturday 11th May at Henshaws Arts & Crafts Centre in Knaresborough.

A pint of Henshaws Br-ale, root and fruit beer freshly poured

What does Henshaws Br-ale taste like?

Br-ale is described as a thirst quenching 4.8% Blonde beer. It is made with malt from Thomas Fawcett Maltsters in Castleford, Yorkshire forced rhubarb from Oldroyd’s near Leeds, root ginger, Yorkshire water and fruity U.S. Cascade hops.

The brewers have used Roosters Brewery ‘house yeast’ and added the rhubarb and root ginger part way through the fermentation to subtly infuse the beer with these flavours.

Henshaws Beer Festival Sponsors Jelf and CNG enjoyed the first taste of the new beer last week.

Laura Claringbold from CNG said “Doing things in the community is one of our core values, so when we got the email about the beer festival we were very excited. We’ve loved coming out of the office and seeing what sponsorship actually means, as well as trying the beer, which is very quaffable.”

Staff from Henshaws and event sponsors Jelf and CNG taste 'Br-ale, Henshaws root and fruit beer in the Arts & Crafts Centre Courtyard.

Louise Elliott from Jelf added: “We like to work with local charities, and if you can do something at work you can enjoy that’s great. The beer is refreshing and light and very drinkable.”

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Tickets for Henshaws Beer Festival are £12 in advance or £15 on the door. This includes tokens for 4 half pints, a keepsake glass and festival programme. Available now from local venues including Henshaws Arts & Crafts Centre café, Marigold Café and Six Poor Folk or buy online via Eventbrite.

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