This week’s Thursday Tipple is Bombardier Burning Gold Real Ale brewed by Wells and Young brewery in Bedford. The name Burning Gold comes from William Blake’s hymn Jerusalem.
Here’s the description of Burning Gold from their website:
A precious blend of the finest malts, hops and natural mineral water produces an instantly refreshing beer. Zesty aromas waken the senses, leading to a dry, crisp flavour with more than a hint of citrus on the palate and a smooth lasting finish.
Apparently Wells and Young are the UK’s largest private brewing company, and date back to 1875.
One of the interesting facts about Wells and Young, is that they own the UK rights to brew the Jamaican lager, Red Stripe. A further bit of delving on their website revealed that Red Stripe can be traced back to 1928.
The Red Stripe website is fascinating, with some interesting articles on the history of Jamaican music.