I posted a few days ago (Three of a kind) about three beers that were all brewed at the Wychwood Brewery. I came across a fourth the other day – another supermarket own brand, but also proudly proclaiming that it was brewed by Wychwood (and why not?). This one is Morrisons Organic Golden Ale (5%). This is another light, crisp, refreshing beer, similar to the Sainsbury’s Organic Blonde Ale that I wrote about in the previous post. The bottle notes state that the beer is brewed using lager malt and ale yeast, which sounds like an interesting combination. Whatever it’s made from, it tastes good.
Wychwood seem to have acquired quite a chunk of the supermarket own-brand beer market. I’ve enjoyed all the ones that I’ve mentioned, so I don’t think that this is any bad thing – far better that the supermarkets are open about where their beers are brewed, and that they use a brewer with a good reputation, such as Wychwood.
I mentioned the other day (At the double) about Sarah keeping me supplied with an interesting range of beers, and a few favourites – well, the weekly shopping was delivered by Sainsburys this evening, and it included … 3 bottles of the Sainsburys Organic Blonde Ale – along with some Brakspears and some Adnams – so it looks as though I’ll have a happy Easter beer-wise.