Another new brewery on me, and another brewery from Bristol.
The Moor brewery has a chequered history, they were originally founded in Somerset in 1996, closed in 2005 and resurrected in 2007 by Justin Hawke, a Californian. They moved, in 2011, to new Bristol premises and boast a 20 barrel plant.
Nor’hop is their brew that showcases northern hemisphere hops, and it works.
It pours a very pale (ultra-pale as the brewery would have it) gold with a brilliant white head. The nose is, again according to the brewery ‘floral and citric‘ with ‘honey and elderflower‘, promising.
And the flavour doesn’t disappoint, it’s light, crisp and fruity.
It’s no surprise that Nor’hop has won many awards; the surprise, perhaps is that I’ve never seen it in any of my local brewmongers.
With Moor and Wild Beer both being Bristol based, I’m tempted to do a road trip… although I think Sheffield and North Derbyshire beckon first.