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The UK’s first botanical beer

By Amber Rolt on 27/08/14 10:10 AM

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The UK’s first botanical beer

By Amber Rolt on 27/08/14 10:10 AM

 

UK distillery Chase and London’s Meantime Brewing Company have joined forces to release what they describe as the UK’s first “botanical beer”.

Made by replacing essential hops with a unique blend of botanicals from Chase’s gin, the beer has been described as a “modern twist on traditional Gruit style beers” where botanicals were used to counteract bitterness, bringing together “delicate floral undertones of gin with a blend of rich and sumptuous malts”.

The brew has been described as having the aroma of “citrus and background notes of fiery ginger.” complemented by a blend of “cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, almond, coriander, cardamom, cloves, liquorice, lemon and of course juniper.”

James Chase, Marketing Director from Chase Distillery added: “Craft gin, much like craft beer is undergoing a huge revolution and we are proud to be joining forces with Meantime, the UK’s most forward thinking brewer.”

The “Botanical Beer” will be unveiled at Meantime’s BrewFest on 23 to 25 August and will be available at Chase’s Rock the Farm Music Festival on 30-31 August.

A small amount will also be on sale at Meantime’s online shops, Chase’s distillery shop and the Running Horse pub in Mayfair.