Well the rabbit is finally out of the hat; we’re excited to share that our latest beer is hopping its way into keg ahead of spring and the warmer weather.
Bunny Hop, which was our first permanent cask beer in seven years, has gone down so well with our Puritans and customers that we are now rolling out kegs as well as casks.
The move means more UK landlords can serve Bunny Hop to punters, including a chilled version of the extra hoppy pale ale provided by keg cooling.
We will be unveiling kegged Bunny Hop at this year’s Craft Beer Rising, taking place between 23rd and 25th February at the Old Truman Brewery on London’s Brick Lane. Bunny Hop will be joined by our keg favourites Longhorn IPA, Lawless Lager and Saddle Black.
Brewed with Maris Otter, Lager Malt, Wheat Malts and Cara Pils, and generously hopped with Pilgrim, Eureka, El Dorado and Chinook, Bunny Hop has aromas of fresh grass, pine and grapefruit, with apricot and peach notes, perfectly balancing pale malts, powerful hops and a low abv (3.5%) an IBU of 55.
And with Easter and spring just around the corner, discerning beer drinkers will benefit from a lower strength beer to enjoy with other activities as many of us begin to stumble out of hibernation back into the great British outdoors.
Speaking of outdoor activities, we’re also pleased to reveal that we will also be peddling pints for riders at this year’s Mad March Hare Sportive on Sunday 5th March. The 72 mile bike ride through Worcestershire, Warwickshire and beyond will culminate with few well-earned Purity beers being served on us.
Our founder, Paul Halsey, comments: “Bunny Hop was born out of a passion to brew a lower ABV pale ale that still packed plenty of punch in terms of body, aroma and flavour. The cask version has had a tremendous response from customers, so we’re delighted to be offering a keg version enabling even more venues to benefit from this fantastic extra hopped pale ale. The evenings are getting lighter and many of us are starting to dust down our bikes and get back out and enjoy the great outdoors, and Bunny Hop is the perfect refreshing reward to savour at the end.”
We hope to see a load of our Puritans at CBR17 to come and enjoy the first pints of Bunny Hop on keg – Cheers!