Warwickshire, The Midlands England
£ 3.45, 50 cl
Winner of seven awards, the UBU is a strong, dark beer, that is distinctive and full in flavour with a sweeter finish. Amber-toffee in colour, it combines the bittering characters of the Northern Brewer hops with aromatic notes from the exciting American Cascade variety. The Cascade contributes light, orange peel aromas to the nose, which fight through the richer, malty overtones. The palate is nutty, sweet and notably quaffable.
Purity Brewing Company brewed its first beer out of a converted barn located in Warwickshire in 2005. Co-founders Paul Halsey and Jim Minkin, with brewer Flo Vialin, strive to make craft beers to the highest standards while respecting the environment. Spent grains are re-used as cattle feed, yeast goes to feed pigs and the hops are used as fertiliser. At Purity, for every pint brewed, three pints of water are returned back to nature. Brewery waste water goes through a five month, nine step wetland cleaning process where the water is naturally cleaned and filtered through ponds, ditches, reeds, a weir, trees and aquatic plants. The five year old wetland has now become a wildlife sanctuary attracting moorhens, ducks, geese, Canada geese, hawks and many other birds.