Dark Tide (4.7%) is a traditional English porter, described by Greene King as having a “gentle bitterness” with chocolate and coffee notes alongside hints of blackcurrant and spice.
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The new serve has been created in collaboration with brewing apprentices from Nottingham University as part of Greene King’s partnership with the National Brewing Apprentice Programme to enable student brewers to get “hands-on” experience.
Over the last three years, students on the apprenticeship programme have worked to create beers such as Harvest Moon Spring Break.
Greene King technical brewer Alan Fulcher said: “It’s always a fantastic experience working with the apprentice brewers from Nottingham University and I’m so proud of what they’ve created over the last three years, including the newest brew.
“This year we briefed the 12 brewing apprentices on a porter style beer, as we wanted to create a completely different style from the rest of the seasonal portfolio and we also felt like this style of beer really suited the season.
“The apprentices then split into three groups to create a recipe to match the brief and pitched their recipes to us in an informal Dragon’s Den style.
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“All three recipes were incredible, and it was hard to choose which to use, however we did settle on what is now the recipe for Dark Tide.”
Dark Tide is the latest creation to join this year’s Cask Fresh Releases calendar from Greene King, which is a portfolio of 18 limited-edition cask beers available at specific times throughout the year.
The new serve will be available for outlets to stock throughout October by contacting their Greene King representative.
Fulcher added: “If you want to support the brewers of the future, I encourage you to get Dark Tide onto the bar this October and give customers a flavour of what’s to come.”