What is it called? Axe Edge.
Who made it? Buxton Brewery Co Ltd: http://www.buxtonbrewery.co.uk @BuxtonBrewery
What is it? India Pale Ale
Alc Vol: 6.8%
What it says on the label: “This award-winning (Retired Bloke question: Is there a beer in existence that hasn’t won an award? They all seem to claim that distinction) strong IPA is full flavoured and has a beautiful hoppy aroma. Hopped with a stunning blend of European, North American and New Zealand varieties.” The website talks about “complex flavours” including mandarin orange, schnapps, pineapple and juicy tropical fruits; that is a lot of flavours for one beer, and certainly more than my unsophisticated palate could detect.
Food combination: None suggested.
Fancy Another? Not really. The incredibly dry finish was overwhelming. One is as many as I could manage.
It’s not about the beer: Buxton has the highest elevation of any market town in England, at 1,000 feet (300 m). In June 1975 it was hit by a freak snowstorm that stopped play during a cricket match.
Fancy A Pint? The retirement project to sample beers and ciders from every county in the United Kingdom.