Stilton Beer…

20 12 2010

British cheese-makers have recently announced that in conjunction with the Belvoir brewery they have developed a Stilton based beer.

The beer has been cunningly named “The Blue Brew” and is said to capture the distinctive creamy and salty flavours of the world famous  blue cheese  by adding stilton whey in with the wort as the beer is fermenting.

Bosses from the Stilton Cheese-makers Association and Belvoir Brewery say it took several attempts to get the drink right but they are convinced drinkers will like the taste of this unique 4.2% real ale.

I reckon it is going to be quite sometime before one of these beers happens to cross my path but I will admit to being rather excited to sample it.

In the meanwhile the information surrounding this beer is a little bit sketchy so I have contacted Belvoir to see if there is any more light they can shed on this cheesy tipple.

Advertisements




hooray for homebrew

7 09 2010

My birthday is fast approaching… now there is no need to get up and rush to the store just yet, there are still 19 days and plenty of time for you to make a considered purchase not just some spontaneous POS that I wont like.

Anyhow as an early birthday present (there was nowhere to hide it) my GF decided to buy me something I had always toyed with buying myself…. a homebrew kit.
Not just any old homebrew kit but a Coopers MicroBrew kit; these kits from Coopers are renowned for being some of if not the most complete kits on the market and are great for both beginners like me and seasoned pros alike!

On opening the kit I was really really pleased to see that the fermenter is a properly made item and not some food-grade plastic bucket with a lid, those things are awful to clean and apparently breed germs like no ones business.

Also included in the kit were  40 reusable pet bottles which is a godsend to me as I have helped cap bottles before and it blows…a lot.

Now to the good part, the kit comes with all the ingredients to brew your own Coopers lager, now as the world knows I’m  not the biggest lager fan but I never turn down a beer!

I watched the DVD, read the instructions and I am now proudly watching over my very 23 litres of fermenting goodness; apparently this should be ready to bottle by Friday so I will keep you posted!








%d bloggers like this: