Curfew Bell by Round Corner Brewing
Imperial Brown Ale, 8.9%
Malt rich, with hints of chocolate, caramel and dried fruits. Cascade and Challenger add a citrus character. But, the star of the show in this beer are the rum barrels that shepherded it throughout the lockdown 2020. They have delivered a rich beer with vanilla sweetness and rum spiciness. Its an immense beer and worthy of warming any winter.
The live tasting of this beer was on 28th January 2021 #BeerBods
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Located in the end shed of Melton Mowbray Market, Round Corner Brewing is the brainchild of close friends Colin Paige and Combie Cryan. The brewery was founded in late 2018, with the duo’s first brew making its way into punters hands Christmas that year. In early 2019 they landed themselves some funding, broke ground on their very own brewery and taproom and haven’t looked back since.
Head brewer Colin brings with him a wealth of experience, after heading up brewing efforts at the likes of Thunder Road Brewing in Australia and New Zealand’s Mac’s Brewery - both of which won numerous awards whilst under his leadership. After returning to the UK in 2017, Colin took on a head brewer role at Butcombe Brewery, helping them to win their first-ever gold medal at the World Beer Awards.
Combie heads up the business side of things, he brought the brewery to Melton market and in Round Corner’s Words “tries to boss (he calls it ‘guiding’) everyone around.”
In the short time since launch, Round Corner have already started to make waves across the brewing industry. Most notably for picking up a gold and silver medal at the world beer awards in their first year of trading.
We first came across Round Corner at the beginning of 2020 and were so impressed we ended up featuring them in our Ones to Watch box for 2020. Since then, we’ve been inundated with requests to feature them in our BeerBods boxes. We’re delighted to have finally managed to make it happen.
For tonight’s BeerBods Plus offering we have Curfew Bell. Round Corner introduces it for us…
“Melton's Curfew Bell called for people to extinguish their lights and go to sleep. Some naughty ones stayed up and drank. Malt rich, with hints of chocolate, caramel and dried fruits. Cascade and Challenger add a citrus character. But, the star of the show in this beer are the rum barrels that shepherded it throughout the lockdown 2020. They have delivered a rich beer with vanilla sweetness and rum spiciness. Its an immense beer and worthy of warming any winter.”