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PHIPPS BREW ANOTHER REVIVAL

Ratliffe’s Return Ratliffe’s Celebrated Stout is 4.3% and will be available on draught and in 500ml bottles from December and is the third revival beer produced by the partnership of Phipps NBC and Tony Davies at the Grainstore Brewery, one year since they relaunched their IPA. Phipps took over their near neighbour, Ratliffe and Jeffery in 1899 but Mr Ratliffe stayed on with the company to oversee the continued brewing of his popular stout. In WW2, bottles of Ratliffe’s were shipped out to the Northamptonshire Regiment serving with the Desert Rats in North Africa. This was celebrated on the stout's bottle label in the 40s and 50s with the addition of a little red rat standing in front of pyramids and palm trees. Not so much “ice cold in Alex” as “quite tepid in Tobruk” After the merger with NBC the two company's stouts were known as Ratliffe's Jumbo Stout and finally just Jumbo Stout.

As with previous beers, they’ve gone back to pre war brewer's records as well as looking at the form the brew took in its final years. After much disscussion between brewer Tony Davis at the Grainstore Brewery and the old Phipps brewers advising the project, it was decided to aim for a strength close to the latter at 4.3% but take the recipe’s main cues from the pre war form. Ratliffe’s will primarily be available in bottles but will have a limited release on draught this winter. Tony’s tasting Notes “The Ratliffe's is a creamy, full bodied, malty brew, satisfyingly rich with distinct caramel and coffee notes. A combination of the crystal and roasted malts give the stout its deep, dark colour and pronounced roasted flavour, topped off with a thick appetising light tan head. More information www.phipps-nbc.co.uk

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Beer Around 'Ere, the newsletter of Peterborough & District Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale. Dec 2009 - Jan 2010

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