ale review: Captain Hop beard, totally brewed

A hoppy tang and yet a rich, strong finish, this was certainly the right choice for sitting next to a canal on an unusually chilly August evening,

A ‘Pacific pale’, this used Aussie and New Zealand hops, but is brewed here in the UK in my hometown of Nottingham. It was spicy as well as fruity (pineapple and passionfruit according to the tasting notes), with a sweet easy-drinking quality

 This was my first pint from Totally Brewed, and it’s yet another good reason to return to the many excellent pubs around Notts offering beers from local microbreweries very soon.