Pacific Northwest – Fall despite what department stores and television screens might profess, is still alive and well. During this time of the year when rainfall is as constant as the quantity of leaves on the ground, one often ponders amber and brown colored ales or lagers. Breweries like the rest of the consumer driven industry take this time of year (after Halloween) to jumpstart the holidays by producing higher than normal Alcohol By Volume beers.
Arriving in the Northwest and imported via SBS Imports is Batemans' Rosey Nosey, a Winter Ale that will change your perceptions. If the name Batemans’ sounds familiar it’s in part because of their regularly released Triple XB (XXXB), Classic Pale Ale, and their Combined Harvest Multigrain beers. Based out of Lincolnshire (England) and family owned, the brewery has been producing fine crafted ales since 1874.
Rosey Nosey has been described by noted English beer writer Roger Protz as "a rich, luscious, and warming ale ideal for winter. The aroma is ripe with sultana and raisin fruit, balanced by biscuit malt and tangy hop resins. 4 stars (out of 4)." It is made with Maris Otter pale and crystal malts and Golding, Challenger, and Liberty Hops. It will be sold in cases of 12/16.9 ounce bottles, with a suggested retail price of $4.99. 5% alcohol by volume.
"Rosey Nosey has been rapidly growing in popularity in the UK market," noted Marketing Director Jaclyn Bateman. "We are thrilled to bring this beer to the USA market in partnership with SBS."
"I am very pleased with the response to Batemans since our launch in late 2008," commented SBS Founder and President, Alan Shapiro. "Rosey Nosey is a classic example of English winter ales and I'm sure will be enjoyed by English beer lovers." –source, Alan Shapiro of SBS Imports
A little about SBS Imports …
SBS-Imports was created in 2003 by specialty beer industry veteran Alan Shapiro. In addition to Batemans, SBS represents Aspall English Cyders from Suffolk, England and the De Proef Brewmaster's Collection from Lochristi, Belgium. SBS also is a partner in Reunion - A Beer for Hope, which raises funds for the Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research. More information is available at www.sbs-imports.com. –source, Alan Shapiro of SBS Imports