A Head In A Hat is a range of beers produced at the Florence Brewery, attached to venerable South London pub The Florence and refers to hat wearing brewery owner, Peter Haydon...
Peter, a former explosives engineer, became enamoured by pubs and beer through his work travels which led him to write a book ‘An Inebriated History of Britain‘. Peter is also one of Britain’s few accredited Beer Sommeliers. A Head In A Hat beers are recreations of old London beers from forgotten London brewers; giving drinkers a rare opportunity to taste history.
A fairly simple beer recipe, using Bramling Cross hops, which is then augmented by the use of spent botanicals used by the City of London gin distillery in their own gin production process, with a secret quantity of fresh botanicals.
Spent botanicals are first sourced from the City of London gin distillery, and are used to form the base aromatics of this beer in place of late hops. These are then refreshed with a quantity of fresh botanicals in secret quantities to produce a beer that has a delicate juniper-pepper character. The beer is then chill-proofed and sterile filtered prior to packaging.
A fruity, golden ale where the various gin fruits and spices make a distinct but subtle impression. Citrus and juniper dominate the nose. The slightly sweetish body of the beer is supported by a light-blackcurrant hopping with Bramling Cross. Ideal for those who would like their favourite short drink a little longer.
Liberty Wines customers can order this wine directly from us.