Sharp's makes Tarquin's gin collaboration a permanent move

05 October, 2017

Molson Coors’ Cornish brewery Sharp’s is making its Hopster gin a permanent part of its range after a limited release last year.

The gin is the result of a collaboration with the Southwestern Distillery, producer of the county’s Tarquin’s gin brand.

The Hopster is a 42% abv gin in a classic London dry style infused with Crystal, Cascade and Pilot hops.

Sharp’s beer sommelier Ed Hughes said: “We’ve received fantastic feedback from customers so we were eager to make The Hopster a fixed member of the Sharp’s portfolio.

“A huge part of what we do here at the brewery is experimenting with styles, flavours and products to push boundaries within the drinks industry, and The Hopster gin is a brilliant example of this.

”Sharp’s, best known for its Doom Bar ale, has also produced a “second vintage” of its Camel Valley Pilsner with local wine producer Camel Valley.




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