Tipple of the Month
Bespoke Brewing Co. 'Running the Gauntlet'
The Bespoke Brewing Co., based in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, is a traditional brewery, which uses high quality ingredients to produce excellent, award-winning real ale. One of their beers is 'Running the Gauntlet', a full-flavoured 4.4% ABV dark amber-coloured ale, named after a military punishment whereby the miscreant would pass through a double row of soldiers who would beat them, often to their death. Characterised by an initial fruity, malty nose and palate, with notes of berries, currants and subtle spice, sweet toffee notes come through smoothly on the mid-palate with a slight earthiness on the finish. This would make a great, flavourful session beer and is now available on draught within the London area, as well as locally.