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Friday, February 18, 2011
I still haven't tasted Blonde Ambition, the only beer that I'm aware our very own Tonbridge Brewery produces. I'm told it's very nice and that, among other places I can try it at that pub in the middle of the Pantiles (Duke of York is it?) But, hang on, that's in Tunbridge Wells! Surely there are one or two Tonbridge pubs serving the lovely stuff. Here's what the CAMRA Good Beer Guide says about it: "Tonbridge Brewery was launched in 2010 using a four-barrel plant and is run by Paul and Lynne Bournazian. It produces cask conditioned ales using only Kent grown hops and supplies pubs within a fifteen mile radius of Tonbridge." Oh yeah, which ones then? Blonde Ambition the guide descibes as: "A crisp, clean blonde ale with a refreshing bitterness and slightly spicy aroma." Right that's it; how long's it take to drive over to the Pantiles. Oh no, strong beers, better get the bus!!..