The last Monday of the month usually sees a meet the brewer event at Port Street Beer House. And last night proved no exception with Eddie and John from Gadds taking turns to entertain the expectant throng. At heart, Eddie is a traditionalist in terms of production and marketplace. That’s not to say Gadds don’t experiment-they do-but Eddie’s passion for local, fresh beer for local people came through loud and clear. As did his love for the East Kent Golding: not to be confused with any other Golding, but that’s a whole other story.
And if you’re wondered why some of their beers are numbered, well the wife’s a mathematician and naming beers is boring, right?!
A 4.3% amber coloured session Bitter made with lots of Goldings and a little crystal malt.
Gadds No 3
A 5% premium Pale Ale inspired by Sierra Nevada.
This 4.6% Stout uses natural crushed oats and Fuggles hops to create a quite smooth drinking experience. My favourite of the night.
Kent Pale Ale
A 6.5% beer that is brewed (and tweaked) each year to try and showcase East Kent Goldings at their finest.
A 4.8% special that combines German hops with American West Coast yeast to give a Californian style "Common" beer.
Thanks to Eddie & John and the PSBH crew for another enjoyable evening.