As the summer months (if that’s what you can call the August we have just had) come to a slow close, we will start to move away from the pale ales, ciders and even a good German lager!
So I thought I would pay tribute to an old favourite summer ale I have enjoyed this year, ‘Copper Dragon’ by Golden Pippin. It’s a very light beer that’s easy on the palate. At less than 4% it’s what my dad, Jim, endearingly calls a ‘session beer’!
It’s one of those pale ales that is light enough with just the right balance of gentle citrus flavours to quench your thirst on a summers day after a long walk, as you take those first few big gulps walking back from the bar as it still settles.