A lot of bandwagons are being built in time for the Grand Depart, but Timothy Taylor’s may have gone a step too far with their new ‘hoppy’ beer. Le Champion they tell us, is a blonde beer brewed specially for the occasion with Alsace Strisselplat hops and continental malts. Then to give it “a smooth body and a delicate hop fragrance” they’ve added frogs legs! “We wanted to produce a French style beer that people would remember so we added frogs legs to the brew to give it extra hoppiness”, says head brewer Peter Eells.
Managing Director Charles Dent added: “Many of our pubs will be on the tour’s route, indeed it starts from outside the Town Hall Tavern in Leeds. This is our first Blonde Beer in continental style and we expect it to go perfectly in English pubs entertaining French visitors – try it with Toad in the Hole!”
Le Champion will be on the bar at many pubs throughout the county from the middle of May.