Bath Ales Barnsey

A resolutely dark colour with a rich malt flavour, Barnsey is the new name for what was Bath Ales' Barnstormer.

Bath Ales shopNamed originally in honour of Bath Ales founder Roger Jones' good friend and ex-Bath and England rugby player, Sky Sports presenter Stuart Barnes, the rechristening "continues to reflect our considerable admiration for Stuart, known affectionately as Barrel Barnsey". 

As entertaining and refreshing as the pair of them in a pub on match day, the depth comes from a mix of malts plus a dash of wheat, while the gentle bittering is from one of my favourite hops, Bramling Cross. 

We'll be featuring Bath Ales on our site soon, but in the meantime if you're in Bristol, be sure to check out their pubs and in particular its new craft beer bar, Beerd.

4.5%; c. £2/50cl; available in bottle, cask, minikeg; brewery shop, Bath Ale pubs, selected Sainsburys