London bars to introduce their own craft ale

Jam Tree American Pale AleThe Jam Tree bars in Clapham and Chelsea in London have developed their own craft beer, an American-style pale ale suitable for drinking with food.

It has been created exclusively for the bars by The Park Brewery, a new “nano-brewery” set up by food and drinks photographer Josh Kearns in Kingston-upon-Thames in south London.

At 5% ABV, The Jam Tree American Pale Ale has rich, full flavours with a crisp, light character, perfectly complementing the meats and spicy flavours on The Jam Tree’s colonial-inspired menu.

The Jam Tree bars’ co-owner Yann Roberts said: “We are very excited to have The Jam Tree American Pale Ale join our drinks menu and to give our customers the chance to taste this delicious, unique beer that’s full of character.

“When we first tasted Josh’s creation we snapped it up immediately – it’s one of a kind that we are sure will have people coming back for more.”

Using grain from the UK, it is made with American Simcoe and Cascade hops, which provide tropical fruits on the nose and a deep, nutty flavour on the palate.

It will be introduced in 330ml bottles at the two bars from March 21, priced £4.60.

Another addition at The Jam Tree in Chelsea will be the opening of extra bar and events space in mid-April after the refurbishment of upstairs rooms.

Previously used as flats, it will be one large open-plan space covering the same size as the ground floor, with exposed brick, high ceilings, large windows, sofas, large sharing tables and its own bar.

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