January has now left the building and February has taken its place. With Dry January now finished and achieved by those who chose to improve their mental and physical health for a month, it is time to move on to another important date on the calendar - a date for two that is.
Valentines Day is just round the corner and couples are preparing to buy the usual romantic card, box of chocolates and even those teddybears with corny puns written across their chests.
So why not celebrate the day of love with one our ever-growing selection of alcohol-free/non-alcoholic beverages to pair up with a romantic dinner for two at home.
For today’s Midweek Drink I have chosen to review another IPA brewed by the Norwegian based brewery Lervig: Lervig No Worries Grapefruit IPA.
A brief history of Lervig Brewery
Lervig brewery was founded in 2003 in Stavanger, Norway after the Tou brewery relocated to Oslo. In the first couple years since the brewery opened, the brewery continued to brew pilsner as a substitute for the Tou pilsner.
With the guidance of head brewer, Mike Murphy, the brewery finally turned to producing Stouts and IPAs which grew in popularity and helped to put the brewery on RateBeer’s list of the Top 100 brewers in 2014.
Three senses and a beverage
The following ingredients used: water, barley, wheat, hops, yeast, grapefruit flavour.
Lervig No Worries Grapefruit is packed in a 300ml can and is alcohol-free (0.5%).
Lervig No Worries Grapefruit has a cloudy, light orange appearance that may throw people off whom may have had expectations of a pink liquid to pour out into the glass to represent the typical colour of grapefruit.
Sitting nicely on top of this IPA is a foamy white head that gradually melts away, leaving behind white laces on the sides.
Before the can is cracked open, you are immediately hit with the strong aroma of grapefruit; and it becomes more noticeable as soon as its poured with the addition of a hoppy aroma mixed in.
Finally, with its light and thin texture, you are treated with the full flavour of grapefruit combined with the hops and a hint of orange to then finishing off with a bitter dry aftertaste.