5.5% abv. Colour: Golden
Tasting notes: Roaring Meg is our flagship brew – a surprisingly smooth, classic IPA style beer. The sweet citrus and honey aroma give way to a dry aftertaste that beer lovers can't help falling for.
Background: Meg was named after a cannon used in our local area during the civil war. It was smelted at a vast furnace in the Forest of Dean and fired huge, 200lb cannon balls. Runner up of the Strong Bitters at the Great British Beer Festival.
Food matching: Roaring Meg is great with a range of foods - enjoy matching Meg with savoury snacks and the great taste of a traditional English pork pie, seafood, or even with a robustly flavoured Indian or Thai curry.
Prizes: 100 Hottest Beers in Britain Competition 2015 - 12th Place
CAMRA East Midlands Region, Champion Beer of Britain Competition 2014 - silver award, Golden Ales category
Kevin Black, Real Ale of Britain http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBuuavqTYrE&feature=youtu.be
The Morning Advertiser's top 50 British Microbrews:
Matthew Coupe on Brewskie.co.uk: http://brewskie.co.uk/reviews/197/2011/03/springhead-brewery's-roaring-meg-5-5-nottinghamshire-united-kingdom/
The Real Ale Guide review: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-gH_KJHZ38
Beer Goggles review: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSRB-god-Oc
Leigh from Lancs:
Chris Aucott - Interval Cafe Bar Manager, Sheffield Students Union: