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New Tim Taylor beer has spring in its step

Added: Thursday, March 2nd 2017

New Tim Taylor beer

Yorkshire family brewer TimothyTaylor in Keighley has launched Knowle Spring blonde to its range of cask ales.  Named after the Knowle Spring on which the brewery sits and draws its water, this easy-drinking 4.2% blonde cask beer was made available to pubs from 1 March. It was officially launched at CAMRA's Bradford beer festival on 23 February.

Knowle Spring blonde has benefitted from Taylor’s recent investment in a small scale brewery that has allowed the brewing team the flexibility to brew a variety of concept beers until arriving at the chosen one.

Andrew Leman, head brewer (seen left at Bradford Beer Fesatival with senior brewer Tom Slack), is delighted with the results.  He says: "It was important to develop a cask beer that has the depth of flavour that drinkers associate with Timothy Taylor’s. We have combined English grown whole leaf Cascade, Chinook and Minstrel hops, plus Strisselspelt hops from Alsace,  with our unique Knowle Spring well water, Taylor’s Taste yeast and Golden Promise barley to create a light, refreshing, aromatic beer with floral and grapefruit aromas, spiced orange on the tongue followed by citrus hop to finish."

Blonde beers have been enjoying increased interest and growth in the past few years and Knowle Spring will sit comfortably alongside the Timothy Taylor’s greats such as Landlord and Boltmaker. Feedback from drinkers during a test phase in pubs local to the brewery was very positive with male and female consumers commenting respectively: "Very well crafted"..."A welcome addition to the Timothy Taylor’s range" and "About time Timothy Taylor’s did a blonde; really suits my taste. I like the lighter style".

Tim Dewey, Timothy Taylor’s chief executive, says: "We certainly aren’t known for speed here at Taylor’s but from the comments I’ve heard our new Knowle Spring is a blonde that people feel has been well worth the wait.”