Big Beery Advent Calendar - Beer 8: Howling Hops Running Beer Brown Ale, 4% (East London)

Each night at 8pm, we'll post a blog about the day's hand-picked beer in our Big Beery Advent Calendar - why we love the brewery, why we've chosen the beer, why we think you'll love it too. Feel free to comment below or have your say on Twitter.

Howling Hops says: "Brown Ale with Citra, Chinook and Centennial" 

We say: Howling Hops are one of the best of the new breed of London breweries around right now, making a terrific range of beers at their great-looking brewery and tank bar over in Hackney Wick. We currently stock four of their beers but as soon as we have room on shelf, we’ll stock more as we’ve been impressed with pretty much everything we’ve tried so far. This brown ale hopped with Citra, Chinook and Centennial has something rather delicate about it, while not skimping on any flavour. Brown ales make for terrific matches for food and the strong malt base makes them an especially good partner for meat. However this is such a tasty, subtle beer, you could probably match it with anything.