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New May and June cask offers from Greene King

By Gary Lloyd

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Greene King announces May and June cask releases

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Greene King is releasing three cask beers in May and June, adding to its coronation seasonal ale.

The brewer and pub operator has Coronation Ale available until 14 May. It is said to be a refreshing 4% ABV hoppy beer that has notes of citrus and tropical fruit from four fragrant hops.

Greene King added “the light, fruity style of the Coronation Ale means it’s the perfect pairing for a wide range of fish dishes. Everything from pub classics such as the classic fish & chips, right up to seasonal dishes like seared salmon or creamy fish pie”.

Pave The Way​ is a 4.6% ABV pale ale made in collaboration with Big Hug Brewing that supports the charity Only A Pavement Away. It will be available through May and June.

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New cask creation

Hopping Special will be available for the whole of May and June and is a new cask creation from Greene King. The 4.2% ABV amber ale has been brewed with five different malts to create the rich body and biscuity sweetness, and late hopped with Galaxy and Citra for extra fruity flavour.

Greene King said: “The name for the hoppy ale was inspired by the train service put on for the hop-picking families in the 19th to 20th century.

“Before the invention of the farming technology now available, hop picking was hugely labour intensive and when harvest time came around farmers needed extra hands. The help usually came in the form of families from London, who would see it as a holiday as they exchanged the city for the green countryside.”

Returning in June will be St Edmunds golden ale. The 4.2% ABV beer uses Cascade hops to deliver pink grapefruit notes. It will come back with a slightly updated look and feel.

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Further awareness

Greene King head brewer Jack Palmer said: “We certainly have lots of styles and flavours available for May and June. Collaborating with Big Hug Brewing has been an honour and great to raise further awareness of such an important cause. Greene King has worked with Only A Pavement Away for a number of years now through our social mobility scheme, Releasing Potential, and it’s great to be able to support the charity in a different way.

“Our Hopping Special and St Edmunds celebrate the brilliant parts of beer history and our heritage. Our cask beers are brimming with stories, from the ingredients that make then, to the flavours they create and the inspiration of their names. I encourage customers to get them on their bars while they are around, as they are sure to draw attention.”

Hopping Special is part of the company’s Fresh Cask Releases calendar, which is a portfolio of 18 limited-edition cask beers available at specific times throughout the year ahead.

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