Triple Celebrations at Coach & Horses

January 31, 2017

– Pub featured in Good Beer Guide, Flintknappers back on tap and CHB wins second place at Norwich Beer Festival –

Triple celebrations at the Coach & Horses on Norwich’s Thorpe Road as the pub is listed in the beer drinkers’ bible – the CAMRA Good Beer Guide, its brewery, Chalk Hill, brings back Flintknappers Mild due to popular seasonal demand, and its CHB beer wins second place at Norwich Beer Festival.

A traditional pub that prides itself on its high quality ales, the Coach & Horses has been listed in CAMRA’s 2017 Good Beer Guide. This independent guide for beer buffs features only 4,500 of the country’s outstanding real ale pubs which have been nominated and evaluated by CAMRA members. This is the first time the Coach & Horses has been included since 2008.

At the same time, Norwich’s longest established brewery Chalk Hill, based at the Coach & Horses, has also brought back its Flintknappers Mild ale for winter. Flintknappers (ABV 5.0%) is a throwback to the milds of history. Although a roasted barley flavour dominates throughout, there is a surprisingly bitter edge and a defined vinous quality to this dark red ale. First brewed in 1996 and only available at the Coach & Horses on a seasonal basis, the mild was awarded Norfolk Beer of the Year 2010 in the strong mild category. Perfect for cold, dark evenings in a warm, cosy pub, Flintknappers will be on tap for a limited time.

 Plus, Chalk Hill’s CHB beer was awarded second place in the Best Bitter category at the recent 39th annual Norwich Beer Festival.

Bob Cameron of the Coach & Horses said: “We take great care in offering customers high quality real ales in an authentic pub atmosphere and so to be recognised by CAMRA in the Good Beer Guide and scoop second place in the Best Bitter category at the Norwich Beer Festival are both fantastic achievements. What better way to celebrate than with a few pints of Flintknappers, one of our most popular seasonal favourites, which we are delighted to welcome back for the winter.”

 Flintknappers re-joins the rest of the range of Chalk Hill brews, which are available at the Coach & Horses and free trade outlets across the county:

  • Tap, ABV 3.6%. A pleasant session bitter. A gentle blend of hoppy bitterness leads to a light refreshing finish.
  • CHB, ABV 4.2%. Solid malty aroma gives this copper coloured beer a good start. The well matched fruity sweetness complements the malty base.
  • Dreadnought, ABV 4.9%. A traditional, robust strong ale. The fruity overtones are counter-balanced by a mellow richness.
  • Gold, ABV 4.3%. A malty, straw coloured ale, refreshing and easy drinking.
  • Mustard IPA, ABV 5%. A delicious and refreshing hoppy summer ale

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