A Brown Ale with satisfying smooth, earthy and malty undertones.

A Brown Ale with satisfying smooth, earthy and malty undertones. From an original painting by Holly Wass

Water Voles are UK’s largest vole and as such are often mistaken for brown rats.  They have glossy brown or black fur with a blunt nose and small black eyes. Living along the grassy banks of slow moving rivers, streams and canals they are good swimmers and often have underwater entrances to their burrows. Their diet includes grasses, sedges and reeds in Spring/Summer and roots, tree bark and fruit in Autumn/Winter. They are a priority species in the UK Biodiversity Action Plan and are fully protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act. 

This brown ale mimics the colour of the Water Vole’s fur (although some Water Voles have black fur) and its and malty and earthy taste is reminiscent of the Water Vole’s natural habitat. 

We hope you enjoy this “Ale of the Riverbank”.

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