Local brewers Burning Sky and Harvey’s have produced a ‘collaborative brew’ in memory of a dear friend. Ruth Anglezarke, a prominent member of Brighton and South Downs CAMRA (the Campaign for Real Ale) was the branch liaison officer for both breweries. When she died earlier this year they decided to combine their skills to produce a beer in her memory. “Anglezarke’s IPA” will be available at the 21st South Downs Beer & Cider Festival at Lewes Town Hall on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th June.
Only a few miles between Lewes and Firle separate the two breweries and they are close friends. Miles Jenner, Head Brewer of Harvey’s, said “We are both passionate about brewing and have a great liking for each other’s beers. Between us we cover a very broad range of styles.”
Mark Tranter, Head Brewer of Burning Sky, suggested producing a strong IPA. The two brewers then came up with a recipe which combined their malts, hop varieties and yeast strains. The beer was brewed at Burning Sky with the brewing teams of both breweries present throughout. Mark said “The juicy malt base of Maris Otter barley, oats and Cara malts support the rich aromas of spiced orange and mango. We are all delighted with the result.”
Only fifty casks of the beer were produced and it is likely that these will sell out very quickly – definitely one for the connoisseurs!
Photograph: (left to right) Miles Jenner, Peter Yarlett and Mark Tranter.