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Launched in May this year, The Hop Studio Brewery of Elvington near York, has been getting great press from those lucky enough to sample it's wares. It's taken me until this lunchtime to get on the receiving end, and I'm more than a little impressed.

The 3.5% Blonde is simply stunning, being incredibly light and refreshing yet brimful of tangy bitter hop taste with plenty of residual. I'm used to the likes of Abbeydale, Bradfield and Acorn accompanying my chicken and chips on a Tuesday, so it takes something pretty special to grab my attention.

Knowing next to nothing about this new outfit (the website is in coming soon mode), there's little more I can add at this time, suffice to say that if you spot the distinctive logo on a bar near you, don't be shy!

Hop Studio Blonde is currently guesting at The Huntsman in Chidswell near Ossett.