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Amy's Aviator Ale : Our Tribute | Great Newsome Brewery

Amy Johnson

Amy's Aviator Ale

In 1930, Hull-born Amy Johnson became the first woman to fly from England to Australia independently. This was no mean feat, and the journey took over 19 days to complete. Amy’s adventurous, feisty and creative personality further captivated the public; it’s no wonder the aviator was quickly propelled into East Yorkshire legend.

I think the reason Amy’s story continues to soar in our hearts is because the values showcased – courage against all odds, stubbornness and then some – are stereotypical of Yorkshire. All she was missing was a flat cap. And a pint of Amy’s Aviator Ale.

Aviator Ale

So, we think Amy was just plane awesome; so much so, in fact, that she deserved a beer brewed in her honour. Our tribute to her legacy is Amy’s Aviator Ale: a fruity hopped golden ale. It has an almost honey-like aroma, with peach fruit lingering on the palate from North American El Dorado hops. If you’re looking for food to go well with this golden ale, look no further than a good salty bar snack. Roasted nuts or pork scratchings work like a charm, as the beer’s peachy flavour flies straight through the salt!

We generally brew Amy’s Aviator Ale in May, but we felt it would be a nice change to all the porters and stouts knocking around this time of year. Think of it as a flying visit.

Where to find it

The majority of pubs stocking the ale are ones that’ve had it on before. This is due to the beer’s consistent performance, so that would be a good place to start looking. As always, of course, check with your landlord if you don’t see the pump clip.

Check out our previous seasonal beers: Honkers Saddler and Muddy Boots.