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Phoenix ships 1990's Thomas Hardy's ale.

Phoenix ships 1990's Thomas Hardy's Ale

Phoenix Imports announced last week that the first batch of 1990 Thomas Hardy's Ale has arrived in America and is being shipped to wholesalers throughout the country.

Brewed by Eldridge, Pope & Co., the renowned Dorchester, England, brewers, this English ale is considered by some to be the rarest in the world. Bottled with its natural yeast, the product will mature in bottle for up to 25 years, becoming softer, smoother and quite elegant, according to its importer.

Thomas Hardy's Ale was first introduced to America in 1986 by Phoenix, the brand's exclusive U.S. importer. Knowledgeable retailers and consumers alike, a Phoenix spokesperson explained, have laid down a few cases of each year's vintage to enjoy over the years since each year's production is limited. The discovery of changes in aroma and palate as Hardy's matures is part of the long-term enjoyment of this unique ale.

The ale is available in most markets in a 6.33-oz. "nip" bottle, with the exception of Florida and Pennsylvania, where packaging laws require a 12-oz. bottle. As with half-bottles of wine, the nips will mature and soften quicker than their larger brethren.

However, at any age, the spokesperson noted, "Hardy's is a complex, warming, relaxing beer, and a great accompaniment to hearty fare, cheeses, and rich desserts."

PHOTO : THOMAS HARDY'S ALE, imported by Phoenix Imports, has arrived in the U.S. to mark the first batch of 1990. The brew is currently being shipped to wholesalers throughout the country.
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Title Annotation:Phoenix Imports
Publication:Modern Brewery Age
Date:Jul 23, 1990
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