Purity Brewing Company has launched a limited edition barrelaged brew to commemorate its record breaking awards success over the last 12 months. Perro Tonto is a sherry cask aged premium amber ale, a celebration of success and the finer things in life. It has also been dedicated to a much loved character from the brewery’s past.
This limited edition brew comes in corked champagne style 750 ml bottles and has been crafted using premium Maris Otter, Crystal, Black & Wheat malts, hopped with Pilgrim & Cascade then aged in authentic Spanish sherry casks for six months. Perro Tonto has aromas of sweet dry fruits of raisins and rich Christmas cake, with a luxurious and perfectly balanced beer that leaves you wanting more.
The name Perro Tonto is Spanish for ‘Silly Dog’ and is also Purity’s tribute to the catalogue of perils which befuddled its much loved Useless Bloody Urchin (UBU) who left for the great sunset in the sky – it’s a tip of the sombrero to that maverick dog whose spirit still guides Purity to this very day.
Perro Tonto is limited to just 900 bottles which will each be individually numbered and available both from Purity Brewing Company’s shop and online at www.bottleshack.uk Speaking ahead of the launch of Perro Tonto, Purity’s cofounder and MD, Paul Halsey, explains: “2016 has been incredible for Purity and we are immensely proud of our record breaking list of awards.
“A major part of our development over the last 11 years has been on how to achieve absolute consistency and pure quality throughout the business, and our limited edition beers are a great way of showcasing the skills of our brew team. We were delighted by the feedback we received for X & Gnarly in previous years and we love presenting our limited edition brews in 750ml bottles. It gives a real sense of occasion when you twist the cork on a fine barrel aged beer.
“Perro Tonto is a stunning beer for our loyal Puritans and it is great to pay homage to our former canine friend too – Salud amigo!”
Purity’s Director of Brewing Flo Vialan added: “I am incredibly proud of our awards and this latest limited release beer. These brews allow the team to experiment and truly showcase the talent and skill we have and I cannot wait to get mine open over Christmas!”
In an exciting year for the brewery, Purity’s ethic of ‘brewing with a conscience’ has seen them retain their Made in the Midlands Sustainable Manufacturer of the Year title, whilst the growth of the brand and the quality of the beers has also seen the brewery achieve a record breaking year of national and international award success.