The Final Chapter for Thomas Hardy’s Ale?
The loss of a great beer is a tragedy – and it’s even more tragic that I haven’t tried Thomas Hardy’s Ale and soon it could be no more. Damn this economy!
Beer devotees have hailed the ale as one of the world’s best but English brewery O’Hanlon has had to plug the keg citing the time and money it took to produce the liquid gold made it a necessary decision. The packaging itself is time consuming as each bottle is individually numbered, is topped with gold foil and has a hand-hung gold medallion.
Thomas Hardy’s Ale was created 41 years ago by brewer Eldridge Pope as a tribute to the author.
A quest is on to find another brewery to produce the beer so it’s not a hopeless situation yet. But just in case, grab a bottle of Thomas Hardy’s Ale for one hand and a copy of Tess of the d’Urbervilles for the other and toast good old Hardy himself.