The name Cronx is a tongue in cheek take on the CR0 postcode for Croydon and the Bronx borough in New York. It was thought up by Mark Russell and Simon Dale, who were both born and raised in Croydon...
Mark and Simon left their day jobs to brew beer after they met at a beer festival in 2011, prior to the London riots. The community spirit after the riots inspired them to forge ahead with their dream to brew beer. Their first beer was brewed on July 18th 2012, making Cronx the first brewery in Croydon since 1954.
A hoppy blonde ale brewed with Cascade hops to give it a distinctive, citrus aroma.
The Cronx beers are produced as true, real ale; bottled, conditioned and served ‘on yeast’ to ensure the beer retains all of the flavours and aromas from the brewing process. The brewing itself takes just a day, after which point beer undergoes a week-long standard fermentation before being bottled and left to condition. Their beers are produced through the use of just four products: water, malted barley, hops and yeast, with each added by hand throughout the brewing process. Firstly, Malt is mixed with hot water before being boiled with hops and transferred to a fermenter where the yeast is added to ferment and produce alcohol.
Kotchin, a 3.9% ABV blonde ale, has refreshing citrus, passion fruit and peach aromas. Notes of lemon, lime, orange peel and light grass on the palate, with a light, bitter-sweet finish.
|Winemaker||Mark Russell & Simon Dale|
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