Edinburgh Beer Factory (EBF) has launched a new beer collection inspired by the Edinburgh-born ‘father of pop art’, Eduardo Paolozzi.
Its flagship beer, Paolozzi Helles Lager, is joined by new creation ZEEP Mediterranean Pale and Untitled IPA, while the former Bunk! experimental series has a new look as Futurism Modern Brown, Moonstrips Smoky Wheat and Soho Jazz Cherry Saison.
Each of the beers is named after — and features on its label and tap lens — artwork by Eduardo Paolozzi, and EBF will continue to make acharitable donation to the Paolozzi Foundation for every beer sold.
Three of the line-up are already World Beer Award winners. Paolozzi has been named the UK’s best Munich style lager three years running, while Futurism (formerly Bunk! Edinburgh Brown) was voted world’s best American brown ale two years in a row, and Moonstrips (formerly Bunk! Smokey Wheat) picked up world’s best smoked beer in its first year of release.
‘A work of art’
Untitled IPA is a 5.5% ABV blackcurrant- and mandarin-tinged brew featuring old world, new-wave hops, plus a traditional malt bill and historic Edinburgh ale yeast. ZEEP Mediterranean Pale (3.5% ABV) is a high-impact, relatively low-alcohol pale ale brewed with lemon peel and rosemary. The launch coincides with EBF’s third anniversary, which was recently celebrated with a party at the brewery.
Head brewer, Martin Borland, said: “Each of the new beers is a work of art, inside the bottle and out. They’ve come a long way in development, and now strike the right balance between distinctiveness and accessibility.
“We’re not interested in making flash-in-the-pan, gratuitously novel beers for short-term hype. These are well crafted, beautiful beers, to appeal to beer novices and aficionados alike. Like Eduardo Paolozzi, they combine style with substance.”