Timothy Taylor’s, the Keighley-based brewery, has recently released Hopical Storm in a can, which is their first canned beer. The foray into canning reinforces its uncompromising approach to quality and consistency by providing an additional packaging format that suits the brand and opens up availability to a younger audience (of a legal drinking age).
Timothy Taylor’s Hopical Storm is a 4% triple-hopped session pale ale, which incorporates flavours of mandarin, mango and passion fruit that delivers a refreshingly vibrant citrus fruity hit. Hopical Storm was originally launched to the on-trade in cask and became Timothy Taylor’s first keg beer in 2020.
Launching the can, Timothy Taylor’s chief executive, Tim Dewey, explained “Hopical Storm is a delicious 4% triple-hopped sessionable pale ale that strikes thirst and is a characterful twist on the tradition associated with Timothy Taylor’s.
“Having launched successfully in cask and keg, we recognised that Hopical Storm cans would be a logical extension to our range as they would suit the style and flavour profile. The decision has been welcomed by operators who might not necessarily have the cellar space or throughput required for a draught beer and off-trade retailers who saw the potential for a refreshing triple-hopped pale ale that is more accessible than higher ABV beers in the category.”
Hopical Storm is brewed using five UK-grown hops in three stages of hopping: Cascade and Whitbread Goldings in the copper, Cascade and Chinook at the hop back stage, then dry-hopped with Jester and Ernest. Combined with Timothy Taylor’s natural Knowle Spring water, fine barley malts and the unique Taylor’s Taste yeast to create a unique flavour profile.
Whilst Hopical Storm can be enjoyed as a refreshing drink, it is also a perfect match for a range of different foods, including most pork dishes which pair well with the hops. The light fragrant flavours of South East Asian cuisine match the citrusy notes of Hopical Storm; white fish and shellfish complement the acidity and tropical fruit flavours.
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