The first celebratory new beer for our 5th Anniversary year is an unusal one as its a can – conditioned IPA.
We are big fans of traditional brewing techniques and of course using 100% British grown ingredients and this beer fits very sniggly with both of those. We have been brewing cask ales for a while now so wanted to use this opportunity to make cask ale available in a can.
Shortly before packaging the beer is ‘primed; with sugar and yeast so that the final conditioning of the beer can take place in the can in much the same way as it does in a traditional cask. This helps to develop the flavour of the beer and rounds out the carbonation.
This beer is packed with British hops on a base of traditional Maris Otter malt. British Akoya hops give the beer a pronounced but not overpowering bitterness along with the Godiva ad EKG to add a punch of orange marmalade, spice and citrus.
A beautifully rounded full flavoured English classic beer
Naturally Brewed with 100% British grown ingredients
There are over 30 commercially grown Hop varieties in the UK with aromas ranging from tangerine and citrus, to marmalade, spice, mint, honey, floral and molasses. It’s also said that the best malting barleys in the world are grown in a maritime climate, which beyond the British Isles are few and far between. Alongside the growers, the UK also boast centuries of history of malting barley both for beer and whisky. Indeed British maltsters invented the method of kilning to produce pale malts which is the very essence of lager brewing.
Against this kaleidoscope of wonderful home grown ingredients and producers it was an easy decision for us to significantly reduce our food miles by choosing to brew only with 100% home grown ingredients. Allied to this the UK is the only country to have focused strongly on building natural disease resistance, making our British hops both environmentally friendly and inevitably more appealing. Very few British hops are irrigated, making them some of the most environmentally sustainable in the world.
Both these factors are important to our sustainability ambitions.
But what do we mean by naturally brewed? In simple terms it just means that we only consider adding things to the beer that will improve the quality of the beer and we do not add things to simple make the process easier or to produce the beer faster. We don’t add finings or enzymes for clarification we use cold conditioning and time.
Our beers contain just Water, Malt, Hops, Yeast and plenty of patience. And we think that’s just about as natural as it can be.
As well as producing top quality British lager, we believe that sustainability is a core part of what it means to be a modern brewery – and it’s a big focus for us. We don’t use single use plastics in our packaging, we generate our own nitrogen on site, and we naturally carbonate our beers to reduce carbon dioxide usage (which has the added benefit of improving mouthfeel!). We’ve got big plans for the future too, including bio waste-water treatment and solar panels – and our long term ambition is to become carbon neutral
All beer from Indie Beer Fridge is individually selected from the finest breweries, we work closely with the breweries to bring you beer and brewing knowledge, be sure to check out our YouTube channel for exclusive content about many of the breweries we select.
All beer is cold stored to ensure you get the best quality beer delivered to you and so you get to enjoy the beer as the brewer intended.