This is the first incarnation of our Single Origin series, an experiment into the different flavours found across the hop growing regions of the world. Hold the glass up to the light and sample for yourself what fascinated Australian-born Bragg so much. Scattering across your pupils, like light through a crystal lattice, you’ll see this bright copper Australian hopped Pale Ale. Bursting from the glass, intense waves of passion fruit, mango and citrus hop flavours will diffuse into the aroma. On the tongue this bouquet explodes into juicy topical fruits, peach and oranges, tempered by a peppery edge, defined bitterness and solid caramel malt notes. This beer finished huge and juicy, thirst quenching hop flavours lasting well after you sip.
Sir William L. Bragg (and his father Sir William H. Bragg) was an Australian-born Nobel Prize winning Physicist. In 1912, he discovered a law of X-ray diffraction, by which we can determine the structure of crystals. This was an imperative step forward in scientific history, allowing us to discover more about the properties of minerals and metals, along with the structures of biological compounds, such as penicillin and myoglobin, fundamentally changing medical history. It is of no surprise that he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1915 at the age of 25, the youngest person ever to receive a Nobel Prize until 2014. If this wasn’t enough, Bragg was director of the Cavendish Laboratory at Cambridge University when Watson and Crick discovered the structure of DNA, won the Military Cross and a Knighthood in WW1, found a new species of cuttlefish and was a member of the Companions of Honour. A very busy boy then.
So here is our tribute to William Bragg, a proud, bold Australian hopped pale ale for a well deserving, often overlooked, legend of the scientific world.