Fat Head’s Brewery & Saloon brewer Matt Cole headed for England this past weekend to brew a special batch of beer at Shepherd Neame, the oldest brewery in the country. Cole was on of five brewmasters that were asked to make their way to overseas to make some beer. He recent explained to Rick Armon, author of Ohio Breweries, that they will head to the brewery and then will be let go to create their own brew. Cole plans to make Yakima Sun, a 5% alcohol beer with Citra and Centennial hops from the U.S. and British barley. The Citra hops, grown exclusively in the Pacific Northwest, had to be shipped over to England at a cost of $3,300. Cole said that the blend of Citra and Centennial hops provides a lot of hop flavor and aroma. The beer will be cask conditioned and available only on draft at pubs. Shepherd Neame controls about 360 pubs in the country and the owners hope to generate interest by releasing a beer made by an American brewer. Since Yakima Sun won’t be ready for release until at least the end of September, Cole isn’t sure if he’ll be back to England to actually taste it. But he does have plans to brew the same beer at Fat Head’s in North Olmsted and release it during the upcoming Cleveland Beer Week.