Box Steam Brewery reveals "bold new direction"

Box Steam Brewery has launched two craft beers in a bid to attract “the next generation of ale drinkers”.

The new 33cl bottled beers – a New World pale ale called Pony Truck and the transatlantic India pale ale, Steam Town, represent a “bold new direction” for the Wiltshire brewery.

Andy Roberts, the head of the family run company, said the team had spent months working on these new additions.

He explained: “We felt the timing was right to apply our knowledge and understanding of ale craft to something new.”

Brewer Tom Downes added: “Our beers are described as beautifully engineered and Pony Truck and Steam Town both live up to this standard, but offer something different. There is such as wealth of exciting ingredients available now. We have had a lot of fun playing with hops to develop a new style craft beer that we would all happily choose to drink. Craft beer doesn’t always make for good session ale but we have hit the nail on the head with Pony Truck.

“Already Pony Truck and Steam Town have attracted a really encouraging response from the trade, thanks to the contemporary forward hop flavour we have brewed into these.

“We don’t compromise on quality and taste – these new craft beers pack in all of our honed skills and experience, with a few added extras.”

The 3.8% abv Pony Truck is a soft and hoppy pale ale with amplified ripe peach flavours and it is described as being “refreshing, juicy and utterly drinkable; a true session ale with interesting complexity”.

Steam Town is a 5.2% transatlantic IPS, which means it has “all the best bits of USA and British IPA in one outstanding beer”, according to the brewer. It has a tangerine flavour from Mandarina Bavaria, combined with USA hops for intense aromas and taste, balanced with UK malts for finesse.

Box Steam Brewery started in 2004 and is based in the Wiltshire village of Holt.

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