DE14, the 600-pint nano brewery, has hosted a return collaboration brew with a Coventry craft brewer to develop a limited-edition vegan beer.
Ritchie Bosworth (pictured left), Head Brewer of Twisted Barrel Ale brewery joined brewer Jenny Hagyard to brew an experimental beer in the DE14 brewery situated in the Marston’s Brewery visitor’s centre – at the heart of UK brewing in Burton Upon Trent.
In deference to Twisted Barrel Brewery’s ethical and vegan principles the pair have brewed a 4.3% ABV cucumber and lime sushi Gose, a top-fermented beer style that originated in Goslar in Germany. Ritchie suggested using rice as the grain and seaweed to add the salty element to the Gose.
Jenny Hagyard commented: “While we are all incredibly proud to be able to brew the classic Marston’s beers in the main brewery, as brewers we really love to experiment in the DE14 brewery; even more so with inspirational brewers like Ritchie using unique ingredients. We decided to call the beer ‘Ultra Green’ because, along with its ethical values, it has a lovely citrus-and-salt zing with the cucumber flavour to add a cooling balance.”
Ritchie Bosworth said: “We love to collaborate with folks whenever and wherever possible. It has been great to work with Jenny and the team at the DE14 brewery and combine our shared knowledge to produce a great beer for everyone to enjoy. We’ve learned something from every collaboration brew we’ve ever brewed and this is our eighteenth in the last year alone.
The first beer was brewed at Twisted Barrel earlier in the year for International Women’s Day on 8th March when DE14 brewer Aneta Izdebska spent a day at Twisted Barrel Ale brewery. Then they brewed a 4.8% ABV hazy Belgian session IPA named Mathilde, taking its name from Mathilde, the Queen of Belgium who is a leader in championing women’s rights.
Ultra Green beer is available through the DE14 nano club and will be heading to leading craft beer venues around the country over the coming weeks.