IF PEOPLE see the Red Mist, that will be no bad thing for Andwell Brewing Company.

The ale has been specially made for Surrey-based pub company Red Mist Leisure as part of its tenth anniversary celebrations.

Adam Komrower, who runs the brewery in Andwell, just outside Basingstoke, with his wife Helen, worked on the commemorative anniversary ale after the idea was proposed by one of the chain’s pub managers Paul Griffiths, who himself is a former brewer.

Together the pair developed a unique recipe for the beer with guidance from head brewer Alex Bell, creating a colourful and tasty ale using only English hops and barley which is uncommon in most beers today.

Pleased with Red Mist’s launch at The Exchequer pub, in Crookham Village, Adam said: “The ale is ruby in colour with a well rounded fresh, sweet aroma and a complexity that belies its 4.1 per cent abv.

“The bitterness gives way to the lusciousness of dark malts whilst fuggles hops enhance the mid palate with an earthy, subtle eucalyptus note.

“Drinkers are left with a floral sweetness and spicy tone created with the final addition of two more English hops, leaving the palate wanting more.”

Red Mist Leisure co-founder Mark Robson said: “We are delighted to have worked together with Adam and the team at Andwell to produce this fantastic beer using only English ingredients.

“The end product has really exceeded our expectations.”