Hardy & Hanson’s – Captain Christmas 4.2%
A copper coloured ale with a cream coloured head. It has a malty chocolate aroma and a sweet fruitcake taste, with hints of spice, leading to a strong hop bitterness.
This is a good Christmas ale suited to the season and was the first Christmas ale tried for Christmas 2014.
The Hardy and Hanson’s Brewery Kimberley was the largest in Nottingham. Originally two separate breweries until 1930, when pressure and water resources led to a merger. The Brewers Bridge over Hardy Street joined the two parts of the Brewery. In 2006 the company was purchased by Greene King, which now uses the Hardy & Hanson’s name.