Stroud Brewery has re-released its peppercorn bitter, Teasel, as a limited seasonal ale.
Teasel, with an ABV of 4.2% has received a change to its recipe, with further amounts of peppercorn added, along with the Motueka and Simcoe hops. It will be the first seasonal ale to brewery has bottle conditioned.
Greg Pilley, owner and managing director Stroud Brewery comments: “Teasel is a peppercorn bitter with a fruity malt flavour and dry black pepper on the finish. It is a great beer to pair with food, particularly alongside meaty game dishes or a roast lamb dinner. The name Teasel comes from the Stroud woollen industry where Teasels were used to raise the nap of the cloth.”
Pilley continues: “We want to be recognised as a leading organic brewery. Despite the highly competitive market of craft beers, steady, sustainable growth is our aim. By ensuring consistent quality, championing the independent retailers and maintaining a premium for our products is how we have achieved this so far. Also, we are increasing our bottle conditioned range, which is all part of the progress.”
The re-vamp of this specialty beer will only be available in spring rolling out this month.
21 March 2017 - Sam Coyne The Drinks Report, news editor