Pretty Things Beer and Ale Project celebrated New York Craft Beer Week this past Saturday with an event for the latest release in their Once Upon a Time… series, KK. The entire Pretty Things family was on hand in their trademark Eduardian dress, and they were joined by a strong showing from the New York beer community to celebrate this stellar release.
“Once upon a time, on Friday, November 15th, 1901, an Edwardian brewer stepped into a London brewhouse and brewed a beer that confounds expectations many years later. An ale darker than most Porters that uses more hops than a modern IPA. Thanks once again to the talents of brewing hostorian, Ron Pattinson, we can reproduce this moment in time from the original brewday document. This ‘KK’ beer is brewed with several pale malts, brown malt, caramelized brewing sugars and two classic English hop varieties, Bramling Cross and Kent Goldings.”
KK was served on cask for this special event, pouring a dense black color with a thick, but non-viscous feel. The flavor was somewhere between a mild and a porter with a nice mix of caramel notes, dark fruit flavors, and a very strong British hop profile adding a nice imperial IPA quality. This is another homerun from the Once Upon a Time… series and well worth seeking out. Also on tap at the event was Pretty Things new Hedgerow Bitter – an incredibly fresh tasting version of the British style brewed entirely with UK dwarf hop varieties, otherwise known as “hedgerow hops,” resulting in a very dry pale ale – along with old stand-byes Jack D’Or, American Darling and St. Botolph’s Town.
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