Beer #135 - W/C 25 September 2017
BREWERY // "Innovation, Passion, Knowledge"
Thornbridge Brewery is an example of wealthy backers working with skilled brewers to great effect. In 2004 Simon Webster and Jim Harrison decided to set up a brewery in the converted workshop of Harrison's house, Thornbridge Hall. Ever since then, the Thornbridge brewers have continued to release innovative, brilliant beers which have garnered them 100's of awards over that past decade. The recipe for this week's beer comes from talented homebrewer Phil Sisson. Each year Thornbridge and Waitrose hold a Great British Homebrew Challenge with the winning entrant being brewed on a commercial scale and released across Britain.
BEER // Romantic home brewer Phil Sisson first brewed this rose petal wit as a birthday present for his wife. His Sound Of Music loving daughter chose the name. It isn't hard to see why it won the Great British Homebrew Challenge. The delicate flavours of camomile, coriander and rose petals beautifully work in harmony to compliment the classic base beer without overwhelming it. This light, soft and effervescent Wit has floral, Turkish Delight notes (as you might expect) but it isn't one dimensional, there's a touch of spice from the wit yeast and a herbal edge from the coriander. Cheers Phil!
BREWERY // Thornbridge
BEER // Raindrops on Roses
STYLE // Rose Petal Wit
ORIGIN // Bakewell, Derbyshire
ABV // 5.3%
TEMPERATURE // Cool. 8-10C.
FOOD MATCH // Spinach, Pear & Pomegranate Salad. Kashmiri Biriyani. Chickpea & Pistachio Felafel. Frangipane.
GLASS // Weizen. Tulip