In a nutshell: Rich and strong Golden Ale from Cornwall's Firebrand Brewing Co.
The lowdown: Award winning Cornish Golden Ale with unique orange, melon and citrus hop notes and a lovely mellowing malt flavour. 'An Howl' is Cornish for 'The Sun'. Won a Gold Medal at the SIBA South West Beer Competition.
Style - Blonde & Golden Ale ABV 5.6% - Moderate Strength
After founding Penpont Brewery in 2008 which has gone on to become a highly respected 'traditional style' Cornish Brewer Joe Thompson decided to branch out further in 2014 with Firebrand Brewing which is a modern style craft beer operation. Both enterprises are among the most successful of Cornish breweries which is borne out by the fact that most of their production finds its way out of the south west and across the Uk and beyond.
Firebrand produce beers from hopped packed IPAs to great session strength Pale Ales all of which have something of an American influence. Joe's undoubted skill and evident passion for brewing mean that his beers are some of the most sought after toi come out this south west corner of the country.