The Byker-based brewery’s 4.2% “dark pale ale” aims to be both light and hoppy, but dark in colour, with roasted barley giving it aroma and body.
“Named with a nod to the art of photography, where use of light and colour for effect is hugely important, this light bodied, hoppy beer features all the characteristics of a pale ale, but with a twist,” said the brewery’s Sam Capper.
“A contradiction in terms, our new black pale ale, Dark Exposure, turns convention on it’s head with the use of a dehusked, roasted barley to add aroma, colour and body yet retain a light, smooth flavour.
“Inspired by an increasingly popular American beer style, Cascadian Dark Ale, this beer combines its dark appearance with the punchy US hops – Cascade and Centennial.”
Dark Exposure will be available from July until the end of September.