The Beer that thinks it is Champagne:
What will you be drinking this Christmas and New Year?
I’m rather intrigued by Savour’s new ‘sparkling beer’ made the same way as champagne. Sparkling beer is created using the same method used in the making of champagne; after a secondary fermentation in the bottle the beer is riddled and disgorged using the traditional method to remove the yeast sediment. It costs £18 for a bottle and is available from John Lewis. Perhaps the perfect tipple for those who don’t enjoy wine but want something just a little more festive than a pint?
It’s the only one available in the UK and comes from a classic farmhouse brewery – founded by Sandy Kirkpatrick, in 2013. Savour has since won numerous awards, including Great Taste, Q Awards and International Beer Challenge for the taste and flavour of its British Farmhouse beers. Handmade in small batches with 100% all natural ingredients, its farmhouse beers are unpasteurized, unfiltered and bottle-conditioned to retain as much flavour as possible.
The term ‘farmhouse beer’ or ‘saison’, coming from the French word meaning season, can be traced back to when beers were traditionally brewed by farmers to quench the thirst of their farm workers toiling in the fields. Ingredients consisted of whatever the farmer could source in the surrounding area leading to a hugely diverse and extraordinary family of beers.
Savour also has a giftpack of its classic farmhouse beers; Saison, Blonde and Dubbel. The gift offers a trio of refreshing tastes for the ultimate beer lover to enjoy; the Saison incorporates fresh lemongrass to produce a crisp and zesty beer; Blonde is highly hopped to give a pine and fruity aroma with an assertive bitterness; whilst Dubbel delivers a slightly dry finish with flavours of spices, fruits and a warming intensity. Also available from John Lewis, RRP £16, 3x330ml each.
If you’d like to try the sparkling beer for yourself, I’ve got a bottle to giveaway. Just let me know in the comments below what you are planning as a New Year’s Resolution this year.
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