A golden ale of 4.0% strength, Swan Gold is our flagship brew, well regarded for being refreshing, yet offering up character.
Swan Gold has been with us from the very start; it was the beer we brewed to commission our plant and the first cask of ale we delivered on 16th March 2016.
The hops in this golden ale are locally grown Admiral; Czech Saaz and Slovenian Celeia. More usually found in classic lagers, Saaz is one of the 4 European ‘Noble Hops’, hence there’s something to identify with amongst those who might coin themselves lager drinkers. Saaz lends floral, herbal and spicy notes to Swan Gold from its addition at the end of the boil in the copper and dry hopping in the fermentation vessel after fermentation is complete.
Swan Gold on draught can be enjoyed at the Swan at Hay – a namesake pub in the town of books, Hay on Wye; the Cross Keys in Goodrich – a family run coaching inn famous for its seafood, steaks and Sunday lunches and Cadmore Lakeside Hotel – a beautifully situated lakeside hotel and restaurant, just over the border in to Worcestershire.
Swan Gold refreshing golden ale tends to be the ale of choice for weddings and events; at 4%, golden in colour, characterful yet refreshing, it finds favour with a wide range of guests.