Brewed using quality ingredients to ensure a fuller flavour, Craft Beers are part of a recent renaissance in brewing that has seen the large multi-national global giants which have dominated beer in the last few decades begin to decline, in favour of breweries which produce locally brewed beers with a passion.
Pat Dean of Liberation Brewery said: ‘The beauty of being a small independent brewery is that you can respond quickly to worldwide trends and experiment fairly easily with new varieties and flavours. I first tried sparkling blonde ale some time ago and I have always wanted to produce our own here in Jersey. Liberation Blonde Craft Beer is perfect for those who prefer a continental lager over a real ale, and gives people the choice to drink something both local and part of a wider trend.’
Craft Beer is a different offering for Liberation Brewery who are well known for their real ales. However, they are confident the new tipple will prove popular with customers and hope to be able to offer some of their other beers as Craft Beers in the not so distant future.
Liberation Blonde is the Longueville-based brewery’s first foray into carbonated beer for a very long time. Blonde sparkling beers are light and refreshing, chilled and served straight from the keg, with a close resemblance to lager but with all the flavour of real ale.
Liberation Brewery’s Blonde is created using lager malt, which provides a hint of biscuit with an aromatic citric hop arising from the blend of Saaz and Hallertau varieties and is available at the St Mary’s Country Inn and The Bar and Canteen.