Will Laithwaite loves a play on words as much as he loves dreaming up a new beer recipe and so Bombshell – a blonde ale from his Loose Cannon Brewery – tickled him pink on two fronts. Made from only pale hops, this seasonal brew is all citrusy fresh.
"A beautifully brewed ale perfect for all occasions. 5-Stars"
From a standing start two years ago, Will Laithwaite’s brewing venture has part filled a void left by the closure of the Morland brewery in 2000. Rather than copying his brother Henry and following in his father’s footsteps around the vineyards of the world, Will set his sights on the beer trade in the once famous brewing town of Abingdon, Oxfordshire. Will, by his own admission, has always been a ‘loose cannon’ and it seemed a catchy name for his business. Bombshell is made with Citra and Challenger hops, its lemon and orange zest aromas strangely reminiscent of Sauvignon Blanc. At 4.2% vol it’s not going to blow your head off, but it will certainly lift your spirits and leave you feeling on cloud nine. Now that’s our kind of bombshell.
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Laithwaite's began in 1969, when geography student Tony Laithwaite took a job washing bottles in Bordeaux ...
and fell in love with wine and the people who make it. When he borrowed a van to share their delicious wines with
friends and neighbours at home, things went so well that hundreds of little wineries all around the world were soon
queuing to take part. Today we're the UK's No.1 home-delivery wine merchant, with over 1,500 wines to choose from
including red, white, rosé, Champagne, Prosecco, spirits ... you name it. Tony's still at it - and now really good
at washing bottles. Read more