Saltaire Brewery

Beer of the Week: Saltaire Brewery Zipwire Citrus Pale

Saltaire Brewery, an independent brewery in Shipley, West Yorkshire, has refreshed its branding and launched a new product line. Having crafted internationally award-winning beers since 2006, the brewery is now striving to bridge the gap between cask and craft ales with its commitment to high quality beer – producing over 56,000 litres of beer each week.

As part of an ambitious five-year growth plan and ongoing investment programme led by Managing Director, Ewen Gordon, Saltaire Brewery released a series of four new 330ml bottle and keg beers last year, in addition to re-branding.

On Saltaire’s new chapter, Managing Director Ewen Gordon said: “The beer industry has changed so much in the last 12 years and we’re not one to rest on our laurels. It’s important to stand out in this incredibly crowded market and to do so we must tell the story of who we are: fun, considered and proud of our heritage.”

Saltaire Brewery sales and distribution director, Nick Helliwell, added: “Adventurous, craft-led products continue to make significant impact in the market, so it’s vital for us to keep developing our beers and business, while remaining authentic. We’re proud of the products and styles that have helped us build the brewery over the last 12 years but this development will ensure we are fit for the future too. With all major retailers increasing their SKUs across the whole category, we want all our lines to stand out on the shelves as well as continuing to grab attention on bars all over the UK and beyond.”

From the new range of beers, Zipwire is a citrus pale ale brewed with fresh orange and grapefruit zest. With a hazy orange body and foaming white head, Zipwire has prominent citrus aromas, bolstered by some hop savours of lemon and lime in addition to the fresh zest. Bready malt notes are also prevalent, continuing on the palate alongside some sweet caramel which lingers beneath the dominating citrus fruits which lend the beer a crisp mouth feel, complete with a dry, earthy finish rampant with orange.

Further information on Saltaire Brewery can be found here.

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