George Gales & Sons Ltd. is a fine, independent brewery in Hampshire, England, south of London. I had the pleasure of sampling its fare recently.
When one finds oneself in Winchester, one may walk along centuries-old walls toward the old city's medieval Kingsgate. Go through an archway and enter the Wykeham Arms, a wonderful pub with walls so full of bric-a-brac you could spend all evening gazing at the old photos and memorabilia. With his sweetheart Lady Hamilton's family living nearby, Admiral Horatio Nelson used to bend his famous elbow at 'the Wyk'.
There, you'll find Gales Best Bitter on tap. The brewery describes it this way:
Palate : Gales is a bright golden coloured bitter with a clean palate and satisfying hoppiness that has a long, moreish linger.
Aroma : It has a fresh hop aroma with a hint of lemon that complements the balanced malt and hop flavours.
I had a nice evening at The Wyk, thanks in no small part to Gales Best Bitter.
In Canada, you should inquire regarding Gales at the following outlets:
- Société des Alcools du Quebec
- The Nova Scotia Liquor Commission
- The Kirkwood Group 1
- The Kirkwood Group 2
- Liquor Control Board of Ontario
- British Columbia Liquor Distribution Branch
- Manitoba Liquor Control Commission