Adnams East Green

'The UK's first Carbon Neutral beer'

ABV 4.3%

Tasting notes and ingredients

A light golden beer with subtle citrus and grassy hop aromas, dry and refreshing, with well-balanced bitterness. Brewed with locally sourced barley, grown and malted in East Anglia and English Boadicea hops.

What’s the story?

East Green is a pale blonde beer that began life as an effort to produce an environmentally responsible beer that had flavour and integrity in equal balance. We wanted to design a beer that uses a minimum amount of energy without compromising on quality.

We use Pale Ale malted barley grown and malted in East Anglia, and Boadicea hops, which are grown in Suffolk’s only commercial hop yard. We chose Boadicea as not only is it available locally but it is also an aphid resistant hop. Aphids, as anyone who has a hop plant growing in their garden will know, love hops, and so aphicides are sprayed during the season. Boadicea is naturally resistant to aphids so this cuts down on the amount of pesticides that have to be used.

All that aside, we also think it is a great hop. It has a fantastic grassy lemon quality that works so well with this beer. We use the hops at 3 stages during the brewing process in order to maximise the flavour we get from it.

Want to know more?

For further details on how the carbon (or lack of it) was calculated, you can click through to our news pages for full details

2009 International Beer Challenge COMMENDED (Golden Ale 4.1-5% category)

(2.2 units per bottle)

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