In the garden of Eden

People enjoying a drink at The Eden Arms pub.
People enjoying a drink at The Eden Arms pub.

DRINKERS visiting the Eden Arms will have the chance to experience a one-of-a-kind ale this summer as part of Ember’s Guest Ale programme.

Brewed by Itchen Valley exclusively for Ember Pubs, Calypso is named after the powerful American hop it is made from, which is a brand new hop to the UK, making the ale truly unique.

The ideal thirst-quencher for a British summer’s day, Calypso unusually uses just one hop to make a refreshing crisp pale ale, which has hints of juicy pear and apple.

Darren Walstow, manager of Eden Arms, Edenthorpe said: “Our guests are always looking for the latest ales and newest flavours, which is why Calypso is a great addition to our ale programme.

“The fact that it uses a brand new hop to the UK will really excite our guests, as the taste will be completely unique.

“We’re delighted to be able to offer this ale throughout the summer and would urge anyone looking for a new ale experience to pay us a visit!”

Richard Robinson, director of Itchen Brewery, said: “It’s relatively unusual to use just one hop in a beer as these days you often see a variety in one ale. However, when you have a truly excellent hop, such as Calypso, it’s great to show it off on its own and let people enjoy its great taste.

“Brewing Calypso was extremely exciting as we can never predict how a new hop will taste and what kind of ale it will produce. We’re really proud of Calypso and hope guests will enjoy it just as much as we have.”

Calypso is an American pale ale and is the first of four unique ales brewed by Itchen Valley, each using a brand new hop from across Europe, America and New Zealand.

Sounds like just the summer drink to be enjoyed while sat in the sunshine garden at this popular pub.

To find out more, visit the Ember Inns website at

The well used format of introducing new or at least different brews is a tried and tested method of bringing in the customers and long may it continue.

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