These kits include all grains, hops, and yeast needed to brew the recipe according to the instructions found in CAMRA’s Essential Home Brewing book.
Thornbridge – Chiron
Thornbridge’s first beers were brewed in 2005, in the grounds of Derbyshire’s Thornbridge Hall. The 10-barrel kit is still in place today and is used to produce small batch recipes, but the main brewing operation switched to a new site in Bakewell in 2009. As winner of over 350 national and international awards, Thornbridge has a reputation for putting quality at the forefront of everything it produces and their state-of-the-art brew house and lab is the envy of small breweries up and down the country. Their range spans immaculately clean German-style lagers all the way through to robust imperial stouts whilst their innovation range covers an extensive barrel ageing programme, which yielded a gold medal in the 2016 World Beer Cup.
Thornbridge’s flagship pale ale, Chiron is a pale golden colour and weighs in at 5% ABV. A wonderfully balanced combination of citrusy hops offer notes of apricots and tangerines. The malt sits underneath offering a light biscuit flavour without being sweet. The bitterness is sufficient to cleanse the palate without drying, making for a sessionable drinking experience.
Every effort is made to match the brewery recipe precisely, but at times it maybe necessary to change some of the listed ingredients on the recipe to alternatives due to seasonality or availability, but in all cases we do our best replace with something that won’t impact on the overall taste and flavour of the beer.