An Amber Ale, brewed with citrus-biased hops to give a lovely orangey aftertaste.

An Amber Ale, brewed with citrus-biased hops to give a lovely orangey aftertaste. From an original painting by Stewart Sexton

The Orange-tip is named after the bright orange tips to the forewings of the males.  These colourful chaps are a common sight in spring, particularly along hedgerows and in damp meadows, whilst the females, without these orange markings, are often mistaken for other “white” butterflies. 

For many butterfly enthusiasts, the appearance of male Orange-tips heralds the beginning of a new butterfly watching season and is a reason to celebrate: with a beer perhaps? 

This Amber Ale’s burnished hue is a direct reference to the male’s distinctive wingtips.  It is brewed with citrus-biased hops, giving this beer a lovely orangey aftertaste lingering on the tip of the tongue.  It’s the perfect beer to enjoy in the spring and early summer, when the Orange-tips are flying, but it can remind you of those bright males all year round!

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