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BLOCKHOUSE

BEER

A chestnut-coloured Bitter. Six types of malt (Maris Otter, Biscuit, Amber, Brown, Crystal Extra Dark and Crystal Wheat) give a complex flavour to this British style ale which uses three different varieties of British hop (Admiral, Bramling Cross, Ernest) in the boil.  A fourth variety of British hop (East Kent Goldings) is used for dry-hopping in the fermenting vessel prior to casking.

Soon - From the cask at The Four-Ale Taproom, Gosport.

Soon - On the handpump at The Golden Bowler, Stubbington.

LOCAL HISTORY

Following the burning of Portsmouth during the Hundred Years' War, money was set aside in 1417 to provide protection for Portsmouth Harbour. A blockhouse was first built on the Gosport side of the harbour in 1431 after authorisation by Henry VI.​