Welcome to the Midweek Drink. Okay…it’s not much of a ‘Midweek’ drink now; more of a ‘Near the end of the working week’ drink.
With the Easter holidays just two weeks away, and Good Friday just before that, you may already be looking forward to the three-day weekend; for those working in retail, I know the feeling of not having that privilege. But, hey! Look on the bright side! The days are now getting longer, which means, lighter mornings and more time to soak up that Spring sunshine - when it’s not obstructed by clouds, that is.
So to kick-off this Midweek Drink, I will be reviewing an organic beer brewed by an independent brewery in Suffolk called, St. Peter’s Brewery. But before we go into that (you know the drill with these blogs) it’s time to have a brief history lesson of the brewery.
A brief history of St. Peters Brewery
The brewery was founded by John Murphy - the founder of the marketing consultancy Interbrand - who also received the honorary degree of Doctor of Social Sciences in 2001. The brewery itself was founded in 1996 at St. Peter’s Hall, Bungay, Suffolk. The location was perfect to brew beer due to its location. From locally used barley malt to top quality water, its no wonder that St. Peter’s has proven to be successful with their brewing technique. They also own The Jerusalem Tavern in Clerkenwell, London.
Since 1996, they have managed to produce lager, beer, gluten-free beer, cider, stout, and, of course, alcohol-free beer.
With their great selection of beverages to choose from, they have also won quite a few awards along the way, such as their Cream Stout being voted as one of the Top 50 Beers in the world in 2006 to winning first place in 2007 with their India Pale Ale.
Three senses and a beverage
So, going back to my choice, I have chosen to review the St. Peter’s Without Organic Alcohol-Free Beer. With an alcohol content of 0.0%, this beer is bottled in an 18th-century style gin bottle which gives it that real vintage look.
It has a clean, white frothy head that dissipates slowly; pale gold colour and soft carbonation. It has a lovely aroma from the barley malt and a hint of citrus, too. And the taste? Well it starts of sweet, followed by a hoppy and pleasant bitter aftertaste. And with the help from the soft carbonation, the beer continues to keep its crisp and refreshing taste that wants you want to keep going back for more.