Cracking lager, Gromit (to paraphrase a certain Mr Wallace). And this is a cracking beer from the charming Foundry Brewpub. What a lovely pub, tucked down the little White Horse Lane alleyway off Canterbury's pleasantly pedestrianised high street.
Landlord Jon has had a specially built brewkit put behind glass, so it's all visible from the comfort of your bar stool. And he and his crew brew plenty of styles, from Belgian Saison to bitters, from stouts to lagers.
With plenty of flavour – it's certainly seen a few hops – this is a pleasure of a lager. Available in two forms on tap, a lower and a higher abv, the bottled version is bottle conditioned, which gives it a fresh zing, alongside a balanced, light maltiness.
Malt is Marris Otter, and hops are Kentish - East Kent Goldings and Challenger – while the yeast is a specially imported lager yeast.
5%, The Foundry, White Horse Lane, Canterbury