UK microbreweries launch beer made from Biscoff biscuits
Say goodbye to tea and biscuits, and hello to a Biscoff brew. Two microbreweries in England, The Driftwood Spars Brewery and Fallen Acorn Brewing Co, have collaborated on a new beer using the famous Lotus biscuit.
The beer, named Niflheim Imperial Biscoff Stout, will be available in cans as well as on draft in cask and keg.
Lotus Biscoff spread was used alongside as many as 2,000 of the famous biscuits to create this new experimental brew. At a hefty 10% ABV, a small batch of 800 litres will be released. The beer was brewed over two days with four very sticky mash cycles.
According to Brewers Journal, Mike Mason, head brewer at The Driftwood Spars Brewery where the beer was brewed, said: “We’ve got a great relationship with Fallen Acorn. As breweries we share a very similar ethos, brewing both traditional and contemporary beers with a mindset for innovation and experimentation. Lead Brewer Felix Granell and I both worked at the Brewhouse and Kitchen chain of brewpubs, albeit at different sites, so we had a similar beginning to our brewing careers and have parallel views on the future of brewing.”
This is not the first time that the brewers at The Driftwood Spars have experimented with a Biscoff brew. According to Mason, the brewery experimented with a lower ABV Biscoff coffee caramel stout with Burton on Trent pub The Dog. The recipe of which has since been adapted for the current launch.
Granell added: “We’re really pleased with the result of our first collaboration with The Driftwood. It was a brilliant way for both of our teams to meet for the first time, and we got the chance to enjoy the amazing Trevaunance Cove – plus the beer isn’t bad either!”
Niflheim Imperial Biscoff Stout is the first of two collaborative beers made by the two breweries. The second will be a highly hopped New England IPA.
Simultaneous events hosted at Red Elephant Beer Cellars in Truro, and Fallen Acorn’s own Taproom in Gosport will see the launch of the Biscoff beer on 9 October. Following the launch, cans of Niflheim will be available from both breweries and via a small number of independent beer cellars in the UK, as well as on sale at The Driftwood Spars brewpub in Trevaunance Cove.
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