Tuesday 3 April 2012

Send Yourself to Siberia!

Come and drink beer with me!

Because today, Wednesday April 4, I shall be launching my collab beer with Ilkley Brewery, which is also a saison called Siberia, which has been made with Yorkshire forced rhubarb, vanilla, grains of paradise and orange peel - yep, another mental one from me!

The Siberia is fab, I'm really pleased, it was spicy peach on the nose, a tiny bit sour, pleasingly spicy and orangey on the palate and absolutely bone dry, it's lush! :)

 Here's the agenda for the pub crawl we're embarking on, which could be dangerous as this beer has rocked out at 5.9%, eek!
 5.30pm: The Bull, Highgate
6.45pm Southampton Arms
8.15pm Draft House Tower Bridge
9.30-close The Rake

P.S. In case you're wondering why it's called Siberia, it's because rhubarb originates from Siberia, something I only found out when researching it - every day is, indeed, a school day! :)


Mark Dredge said...

I LOVE the sound of this, Melissa! It baffles my mind how it'll taste... Need to drink it!

And the artwork rocks - Ilkley did a great job there!

Melissa Cole said...

See you at the The Bull/Southampton Arms this evening?

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MadProfOldfield said...

I have just tried it at Bartat in Ilkley. I love it too. It has a fruity sweetness and creaminess and as you say a dry finish. I am not an expert on Belgian style beers, but this is just what I would expect from this style of beer.

Its so drinkable, I can't believe it has a 5.9% ABV.

Good job!

Ali Kocho-Williams said...

Sounds great. I've recently written on Soviet beer and Brewing (http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/pages/zymurgy/current-issue). Didn't find any rhubarb, but I did find cedar and pine in Siberian beer styles.