In a nutshell: A crisp Helles lager from Cornwall's Firebrand Brewing Co.
The lowdown: Brewed to recreate those feelings of sitting on the beach drinking a cool lager on a summer sunny day. Hopped with Cascade to give a subtle citrus flavour and given a long lagering for great depth and drinkability.
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.