REVIEW: Pressure Drop Pale Fire

Pressure Drop Brewing
Pale Fire
Hackney, London, UK

Pressure Drop
Pressure Drop was founded in 2012 and the first ever beer was sold in 2013, so they are a relatively new brewery but one I’m always super impressed with. Originally based in Stoke Newington they’ve recently just moved to a bigger space in Hackney to accommodate for the demand of beers. The brewery was formed by Graham, Sam and Ben and at present they have seven varieties of beer.

As I live local I’ve managed to try all seven of the beers by Pressure Drop in the last year. I can’t fault any of them and I massively recommend any beer they ever make. The Pale Fire is Pressure Drop’s pale ale and has an incredibly hoppy flavour that just seems nicer than your bog standard pale ales. It has a standard ABV for a pale ale and it is the type of beer you could comfortably sink a few pints of. It has a beautiful amber colour.

They say, “We like to mix up the aroma hops a bit and you will find that Pale Fire comes in different versions sometimes. We have hopped with Mosaic and Amarillo, Amarillo and Citra, Nelson Sauvin and others including the legendary Hop X, an English trial-hop being developed by Dr Peter Darby at Wye Hops.” Which is good to know, right? All I know is the mixture of those five hops creates a fantastic blend of pale ale and one I regularly go back to when I see it in a pub or in my local beer shop.

Overall this is a fantastic pale by one of the best breweries in London. Hats off to you Pressure Drop.



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