BLONDES have more fun in Keighley pubs thanks to Timothy Taylor!

The town’s biggest brewery has finally launched a blonde beer to add to its celebrated range of cask ales.

Knowle Spring Blonde is named after the spring upon which the Ingrow brewery sits and draws its water.

The easy-drinking 4.2% ABV beer, which adds to a line-up including world-renowned Landlord and Boltmakers, is being launched into pubs this month.

The new beer has benefitted from Taylor’s recent investment in a small-scale brewery, which has allowed the brewing team the flexibility to create a variety of concept beers until arriving at the chosen one.

Head brewer, Andrew Leman, and his team are delighted with the results.

He said: “It was important to develop a cask beer that has the depth of flavour that drinkers associate with Timothy Taylor’s.

“We have combined English-grown whole leaf Cascade, Chinook and Minstrel hops, plus Strisselspelt hops from Alsace, with our unique Knowle Spring well water, Taylor’s Taste yeast and Golden Promise barley to create a light, refreshing, aromatic beer with floral and grapefruit aromas, spiced orange on the tongue followed by citrus hop to finish.”

Blonde beers have been enjoying increased interest and growth in the past few years, and Timothy Taylor said Knowle Spring will sit comfortably alongside its fellow brews Landlord and Boltmaker.

Feedback from drinkers during a test phase in local pubs was very positive, with drinkers commenting favourably.

Comments included ‘’Very well crafted. A welcome addition to the Timothy Taylor’s range’’ and ‘’About time Timothy Taylor’s did a blonde; really suits my taste. I like the lighter style’’.

Tim Dewey, chief executive of Timothy Taylor’s, said: “We certainly aren’t known for speed here at Taylor’s but from the comments I’ve heard, our new Knowle Spring is a blonde that people feel has been well worth the wait.”

The first tasting was last month’s CAMRA Bradford Beer Festival, and it can be sampled again from today until Saturday at the Rotherham Real Ale & Music Festival, to be held at the Magna visitor attraction.

Timothy Taylor began brewing beer in Cook Lane in 1858. He struck upon a successful formula and five years later built a larger brewery on the Knowle Spring, where the company has remained ever since.

The brewery remains in the Taylor family and is now the last independent brewery of its type left in West Yorkshire.

This independence enables Taylor’s to survive as one of the few brewers still brewing true cask ales in the same way it has always done.