“ Brand: Youngs / Type: Ale „
Once in a while, my colleagues and I slip out of the office to celebrate a birthday or two, and we normally find ourselves in a Young's establishment, so anyone out there thinking I'm on a nationwide tour of drinking houses may be wrong. Let me tell you a little about this opinion, see I was going to call it "Adopt a sheep!", but I've already done that one, and been presented with the tee shirt for it. Now why did that thought ever cross my mind, well because Young's are based at The Ram Brewery, Wandsworth, London, SW18 4JD. I?m going to be very informative here and tell you more, their E Mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org, their internet site is www.youngs.co.uk, a phone number is 020 8875 7000 and fax would be 020 8875 7100. Right, sponsors bit out of the way, on with the facts. Young's were established in 1831, and have one of the finest collections of traditional pubs and modern café bars in England, 186 at the last count. One of the most famous of their establishments must be Dirty Dick's in Bishopsgate, London, near Liverpool Street Station, but our regular office haunt is Marquess of Anglesey, Bow Street, near Covent Garden. All the pubs offer a good range of award winning beers, an extensive wine list and an excellent selection of traditional and contemporary foods, the Marquess of Anglesey for one having a very nice restaurant and bar on the first floor. In addition to this, 12 of these pubs are also hotels. Young's have been investing a lot of money in recent years upgrading the hotels, and they have rooms to accommodate most people's needs. The bedrooms are comfortably furnished with an en-suite bathroom, trouser press, hair dryer, TV, tea and coffee making facilities, and direct dial telephones. Some of the rooms are inter-connectable for families, and also there are some for those with special needs. Most Youngs establishments are within the London area, which may be a drawb
ack to some Dooyoo members, and Hotel room rates are between £75 and £105 per night, including full English breakfast. If anyone requires more specific details on individual pubs or hotels please contact me. Before we get onto the important bit, the beer, I'll just tell you about the Ram Collection. This is a unique range of quality merchandise exclusively designed, which can be ordered by post, telephone, fax, or directly on-line. There is a range of 38 items and I'll attempt to cover some :- Embossed T-Shirt with Youngs logo £7.50 Ram T-Shirt, with Cask Ram £4.95 Navy Fleece with Orange Trim £44.95 Sweatshirt, with embossed logo £15.50 Baseball Cap £4.95 Cufflinks with Ram £9.95 Tie, featuring flock of sheep £12.50 Traditional Youngs Pub Tie £4.95 Socks with Ram £7.50 Dart Flights £1.50 You get the general idea, I'd better not mention any more, a few people will be on to me for mentioning too much beer and sheep otherwise!!! AND NOW......... THE BEERS Young's have won numerous awards at brewing exhibitions and beer festivals, more than any other brewer it is claimed, in Britain that is. Since 1980, Young's has collected more than thirty prestigious medals, certificates and trophies. Young's Cask Ales Young's Special 4.6%ABV. A premium cask ale that has a distinctive hoppy flavour. Young?s Special is brewed traditionally using Maris Otter malted barley from Eat Anglia together with the finest English Goldings and Fuggles ales, and is Young's flagship ale. This is the ANDREWSJK beer !! Young's Bitter. 3.7% ABV. A traditional cask ale that is brewed from the finest English malted barley
and Fuggles and Goldings hops. Pale gold in colour, Young's Bitter has a dry, fruity palate that is followed by a crisp bitterness, and is a real bitter bitter !! Young's Triple 'A'. 4.0% ABV. A smooth and refreshing cask ale brewed using only 'A' hops, 'A' class yeast and 'A' class barley for a distinctly superior taste. Triple 'A' is best served slightly chilled. THE LAGERS....... Young's award winning Continental-style lagers are brewed in accordance with the ancient German purity law, the Reinheitsgebot. Young's Export 5.0% ABV A pure brew of 100% malt and choicest hops, and is a lager for the connoisseur. Young's Pilsner 4.0% ABV. A smooth, dry lager with just a hint of citrus fruit. AND FINALLY....... THE BOTTLED ONES ....... Young's Special London Ale. 6.5% ABV, so it's strong !! A well balanced bottled beer, brewed from the pure malt and a phenomenal amount of hops. This beer continues to mature in the bottle and this creates a unique taste experience. Young's Double Chocolate Stout. 5.0% ABV. This is luxurious beyond belief, and combines chocolate malt and real dark chocolate with Young's award-winning rich, full-flavoured dark beer. Young's Waggle Dance. 5.0% ABV. My un-named fiance likes this one !! Brewed using the finest barley malt and a specially selected blend of pure honey creating a light coloured, golden ale with a smooth rounded character. So there you go, I've tried most of them and they are all excellent beers and lagers, depends really on the occasion. Personally I prefer a full bodied and stronger beer, so would rarely drink Young's Bitter, but that's me !!! Now, as you?ll notice there were no jokes in this opinion, so lets start them going in the comments......
Young's brewery have a reasonable presence in the supermarket shelves, and in and around London pubs. They were established in 1675, though not known as Youngs till 1884. They became a public company in 1898 to become one of the premier brewers in the London area. Young's have a good range of beers from which to choose from. If you look in the supermarket, you are most likely to see Waggle Dance, Old Nick, Special and Double Chocolate all in well presented 500ml bottles. Young's Special London Ale is a 6.4% beauty of a beer, which is a strong brew with a smooth, almost caramel taste. Waggle Dance, bought from Vaux / Wards brewery, is a beer brewed with honey to give a sweet taste and moreish quality, at 5%. Double Chocolate is beer brewed with chocolate, both as essence and a actual bars of chocolate added, though a lot of the chocolate taste has been lost, it still smells like pure chocolate and is a great, almost porterish beer at 5%. Old Nick is the devil of the beer, at a whopping 7.2% this devil-inspired beer, almost a barley wine, is very potent and syrupy with caramel / toffee undertones. If you lucky enough to find a Young's pub, then you will certainly come across the bitter, at around 3.7%, made from Maris Otter barley malt. You may also be lucky enough to sample the Oatmeal Stout, Winter Warmer and brown ale, which is a particularly fine example of a dying breed of beer. Young's is without dobt one of the most adventurous breweries, and their range shows variety and originality, which all real-ale lovers crave. Definitely the mainstream brewer to look out for!
Young & Co's Brewery PLC. Address:Wandsworth, United Kingdom. Phone Number:+44 181 875 7005