Beer with Welsh whisky wins Brains Brewery challenge

By Robyn Black , 11-Dec-2012
Last updated on 11-Dec-2012 at 15:20 GMT

Related topics: Drinks & Brands News, Ale & Stout

An ale infused with Welsh whisky has won the Brains' “Ultimate Collaboration Beer Challenge.”

Beer writers Tom Sandham and Ben McFarland brewed the winning IPA

Beer writers Tom Sandham and Ben McFarland brewed the winning IPA

The Welsh brewer joined forces with a series of beer writers and bloggers last year to create a range of IPAs in its new craft brewery, which went head-to-head for the chance to be sold as a limited edition in 30 Brains pubs.

The winning beer, Boilermaker, was conceived and brewed by Tom Sandham and Ben McFarland, aka the Thinking Drinkers.

It is a 6.5% ABV IPA that came top with a judging panel who said it was a, “balanced but complex beer with an appetising bitter finish.”

Next year the brewer is challenging seven more guest brewers – of which the PMA will be one – to come up with the ultimate continental beer.

Find us on Facebook

Spotlight

Poppelston Allen: Understanding recorded and live music law

10 tips on the Live Music Act

Never has the law relating to live and recorded music been so complex. Here is a brief...

National Minimum Wage - what you need to know

National Minimum Wage - what you need to know

HMRC is naming and shaming pubs, hotels and restaurants that pay below the national minimum wage. The...

The Big Interview: Mike Benner, SIBA

The Big Interview: Mike Benner, SIBA

In June Mike Benner left the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) after 20 years of campaigning, to...

Q&A: New pub food allergy requirements

Q&A: New pub food allergy requirements

Whether or not you serve food in your pub, the balance between your culinary and administration skills...

Follow us on