Phillip Walker left the following comment on the post I put on here about Cleobury writer Simon Evans.
Phillip told us " Hobsons Brewery, Cleobury Mortimer, have brought out a beer 'Postman's Knock' as a tribute to Simon Evans. Initially a bottled beer. Hobsons have recently introduced it on draught."
I did a bit of research (hic!) - on line I'll have you know!
Hobsons Postman's Knock (England)
(RP) 4.8% is a powerful strength for a modern mild, but not unusual when the style was in its pomp in Victorian times. It uses the finest malting barley, Maris Otter, with pale malt augmented with dark crystal and pale chocolate malts and a touch of wheat and vanilla. The hops are Worcestershire Fuggles and Goldings. The beer is named in honour of Simon Evans (1895-1940), a novelist and short story writer, who settled in Cleobury Mortimer after World War One. He had been badly affected by poison gas in the war and, in order to improve his health, worked as a postman, walking up to 18 miles a day. The deep bronze/russet beer has a tempting aroma of chocolate, vanilla and earthy Fuggles hops. Good hop bitterness an d hop resins are present in the mouth, balanced by rich, dark grain, vanilla and chocolate. The finish is dry with continuing chocolate and dark grain notes and a good counter-balance of resiny, earthy hops. This is champion beer by any definition and can be bought, in an attractive box holding six bottles, from the brewery for £10.