Thursday, July 30, 2009

A Death in the family

So while I was away from the bloggersphere something deeply sad happened. Heroic brewer O’Hanlon’s came a cropper and decided to throw their most beautiful child to the sharks! What am I going on about? Devonshire Micro O’Hanlon’s have decided they had to give up the contract to produce Thomas Hardy’s Ale. Unfortunately for me this is one of my all time favourite beers. There have been un-encouraging noises coming from the English brewing community in regard to someone else taking up the contract, so now it looks like the classic English Barley Wine will be produced in the states. In my new role I was able to check how much was left in the country and secure some supplies for Regionals, I’m also looking to get a case or two my self to add to the 18 I already have in the cellar.

Geoff has written about it here and I have written about it here


Greig McGill said...

It is indeed sad. I'm just really happy I got to do this before it was too late!

Want to squirrel me some 2003 if you have any? I have a dozen each of 2k3 and 2k4 but I'm saving them. I want some to actually drink! :)

Anonymous said...

Good to see you on line and in print


Bailey said...

Glad you're back!

The decision to stop brewing it was part of their participation in this TV show.

Kieran Haslett-Moore said...

Bailey, Yeah , it was your blog that tipped us off as to the decision to stop brewing it.

Grieg, lucky bastard! , 03 is all gone , only whats in my cellar.

Raymond, cheers.

Greig McGill said...

Thought it might have been, oh well, was worth a shot. See you at Beervana. :)

Tandleman said...

Is that 18 cases???

Kieran Haslett-Moore said...

I wish!, 18 bottles of differing vintages.