Swan small step for a brewer, Swan giant leap for brewing kind

Herefordshire’s Swan Brewery is marking the 50th anniversary of the manned moon landings with two aptly named ales, Swan Small Step and Swan Giant Leap.

Head Brewer Jimmy Swan commented, “Hops named Apollo, Eagle, Comet and Flyer caught our eye. These have great aroma and flavour profiles and line up perfectly for beers to celebrate the Apollo 11 mission. The names Swan Small Step and Swan Giant Leap fell into our lap. I’ve developed the recipes with lighter ales in mind for summer, plus the complex character that the range of hops will offer.”

Brewery Partner Gill Bullock added, “The pump clips for Swan Small Step and Swan Giant Leap show a moon-boot print and earth viewed from the moon and will help sales go like a rocket. At 4.1% and 5.0% these cosmic ales will be out of this world.”

The beers on draught will be launched at a Tasting Day on 5 July 9am-9pm at the brewery.