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Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Skinner’s

Chef, writer and founder of River Cottage Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall collaborated with Cornwall-based Skinner’s Brewery to produce an English Pale Ale made from all-English ingredients.

Launched in 2014, the beer was brewed using hops grown in Hereford and malted barley from Restronguet Barton Farm in Cornwall.

Fearnley-Whittingstall said: “By sourcing the best English hops – including the exceptional Cascade, recently produced for the first time by UK growers – and combining them with the finest Cornish malted barley, we’ve made a beer that’s high in complex aromatics, with floral, cedar and citrus notes, and a long bitter-sweet finish”.

Steve Skinner, who founded Skinner’s in 1997, said: “Our collaboration with River Cottage has encouraged us to rediscover the finest ingredients grown in our back garden.

“We are really proud to have created a perfectly balanced beer that goes down brilliantly with a well-sourced meal, or on its own as a refreshing pint.

“It’s a real honour to work with a company as loved and well-known as River Cottage and I am delighted to raise my (pint) glass as a nod to our English brewing heritage and a brilliant new business partnership”.

The beer is still available on the River Cottage and Skinner’s Brewery websites.

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