This Pale Ale is lovingly brewed by the fantastic Roosters.
This tasty brew comes in a 330ml can and is 6.1% ABV.
The Brewery says: Baby-Faced Assassin was conceived as a homebrew recipe in the back office of Beer Ritz in Headingley, Leeds, on a dark winter’s afternoon in early 2011.”
January 2021 marks the ten year anniversary of the first ever brew of Baby-Faced Assassin, so we’ve decided to cast our minds back, retrace our steps and pull together a nostalgic look at how our multi award-winning, flagship IPA came to be and the journey it’s been on to get to where it is now.
The recipe was originally devised as a homebrew beer and first brewed in his bathroom by Tom Fozard, our Commercial Director. It was borne out of Tom’s frustration at being able to brew (mostly) good, clean IPA’s, but IPA’s where bitterness was at the fore and the aromatic qualities of the hops always seemed to fade into the background. Working under Zak Avery at the now sadly closed Headingley beer shop Beer Ritz, Tom was able to piggyback on Zak’s score of a kilo of Citra hops from our friends Summer Wine Brewery (now also sadly no longer in existence). He set about using his 500g to brew a 25-litre batch of beer with the emphasis on late hopping that was intended to be ‘deceptively drinkable’ and not to be taken lightly.
The resulting beer turned out even better than hoped and so, Baby-Faced Assassin was born. (Please note, with Tom being a staunch supporter of Leeds United, he’d like to point out that the name has nothing to do with Ole Gunnar Solskjær!)