September 2021 - We are closed for a few weeks while moving premises to tufnell park

Beer of the Week: Pressure Drop Pale Fire

Pressure Drop Pale Fire American pale ale poured in a Caps and Taps glass on a coffee table. The beer is a clear, pale golden yellow
We’re going for a serious classic this week with a beer that I feel is a real contender to replace what is generally considered to be the standard entry level beer for new craft fans (certainly a good time to be talking about a replacement for it eh?). It’s probably the craft beer I’ve drunk the most, both in cans (and even bottles way back when) and at pubs, and certainly the one I have recommended most in the shop for people dipping their toe in the water of craft beer. It shows everything craft beer can be, but without being challenging in terms of bitterness or whopping ABV.
Pale Fire is one of the first beers Pressure Drop brewed and has been at the heart of the brewery ever since. It’s quite a classic American Pale Ale, in that it’s bright and juicy, ending on just enough bitterness to keep you drinking more and more, but with a little tropical twist thanks to the Amarillo and Mosaic hops. Rather than being straight up citrus, it’s peachy too, with hints of mango. It packs huge flavour for the very sessionable alcohol level, which is not only one of the reasons I think it’s such a good entry level beer, but also why I, and so many others, keep coming back to it. It's an excellent choice if you just want one beer, and even better if you fancy a few.
Poppy Simon
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