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Gnarly beer

Gnarly-BeerThe Purity Brewing Company has created Gnarly, a strong black beer with a limited run of 1,000 corked, Champagne-style 75cl bottles.

Brewed with a variety of Maris Otter, Crystal Rye, smoked and black malts, and hopped with Cascade and Chinook, the beer is then conditioned for six months in former whisky casks. “Gnarly uses Champagne yeast, which gives it a light and tight carbonation and the oak barrels provide a decadent twist,” says Paul Halsey, managing director of Purity, who describes the 6.5% abv beer as offering notes of “spiced black pepper and dark fruits with a hint of orange”, along with “a lingering bitter finish to counter the sweetness produced by the tannins of the cask”.

The beer’s name is a tribute to mountain bikers, “gnarly” being a word that became popular in the 1970s to describe a dangerous but exhilarating ride.

RRP: £14.95

CONTACT: Purity Brewing Company +44 (0)1789 488 007

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