We’re on a roll, another new beer will be live on-site from FRIDAY 2nd OCTOBER-
Schöne Eiche is our first ever Marzen, a traditional Bavarian beer of choice for Oktoberfest – an amber lager. This style is rarely brewed in the UK, which makes it all the more special. Over 50% of the grist is made up of Munich Malt, providing a rich malty taste and a lovely amber colour. Vienna malt gives it a biscuity base and of course, a lot of German Pilsner Malt. All the hops used are traditional German hops, producing a mild bitterness. There is depth and fullness plus a slightly sweet finish.
Schöne Eiche meaning Beautiful Oak in German, is a celebration of the many oak trees which adorn our park. Nothing shows off their brilliance more, than the changing of the seasons. National tree both here and in Germany.
We also must give two special mentions about the imagery used on our can. Firstly, to Tim Clifton who caught this amazing shot in Richmond Park. ‘Red deer under red oak in autumn.’ Thank you for allowing us to use this picture which fitted in so perfectly with our autumn amber beer.
Secondly, we must thank the Friends of Richmond Park, without them we would never have found this picture. It’s the main October image for this year’s Richmond Park calendar and the beautiful 2021 calendar, with 45 wildlife and landscape images, is now on sale from https://www.frp.org.uk/shop/
Keep an eye on the web-shop.
We have a new beer out. YES! Going on-line here tomorrow and available for the weekend, here’s how it came about…
Sometimes all the bad news streaming in can feel pretty depressing. We wanted some positivity around us.
At the height of lockdown, we found ourselves turning to Richmond Park more so than ever, for respite from the news and a break from the glow of screen-based home schooling.
During this time of reflection and inspired by the desire for customers to be able to imagine themselves in the sanctuary of the open air, we began experimenting with the new innovative location system what3words. Bingo! We located a spot with a very special combination of words ///lovely.venue.earth and an idea for a new beer was formed.
Here it is, a Kveik IPA celebrating some of the best ingredients from around our lovely earth, and a new style for us. From Norway, Kveik (meaning ‘yeast’ in local Norwegian dialect) is an ancient strain of yeast, originally used in Norwegian farmhouse beers. It is super-fast and able to ferment at high temperatures. Wheat and oats create a rich, balanced smooth texture and then the beer is dry hopped with Galaxy from Australia, Nelson Sauvin from N.Z, Idaho 7 and Pekko from the US, which, when combined create a heady mix of fruity flavours including citrus, peach and passion fruit, as well as earthy and piney undertones. Yes, it’s hazy too. We like it like that.
What3words.com have created an efficient mapping system, by dividing much of the world into 3×3 metre squares and giving each square three associated words thus pinpointing its exact location. The words have been translated into 45 languages and are now utilised by emergency services as a means to help find and rescue those trapped in unpredictable or dangerous locations. There are over a million squares just in Richmond Park alone! The Park Brewery is thrilled to work in tandem with what3words, to promote this new innovative system and celebrate the lifeline of the natural world, that has provided respite for so many of us, through these hard times.
///lovely.venue.earth urges you to take a moment to reflect on life’s simplest pleasures; a cold beer after a challenging cycle in the park, a picnic on a sunny day, or the chance to simply sit amongst nature wherever you may find it. Josh, once again is responsible for the image on the label, taken from the location itself. If you can’t make it to the spot in person, you can still take in the view. (Broomfield Hill – near Kingston Gate, Richmond Park).
Give it a try, sit back, relax and enjoy 🙂
So, the world has flipped out.
What are we doing about it? Well, like everyone else, we’re in full-on strategy and planning mode. Primarily, we’re looking to get the following sorted ASAP-
- On-line beer sales
- Home deliveries
- Teaming up with a local food business for a ‘meal on wheels’ type service
- Working with our community and helping the vulnerable in any way we can (we have a truck for starters)
- Working with other local businesses to support each other
We have to pull together to get through this and already we’ve had amazing messages of support and generosity. We’re incredibly grateful. As usual, we’ll work as hard as we can to do what we do best, i.e. make and sell beer to our community and beyond.
Please keep an eye on this space for updates and look after yourselves.