Trial batches of XT Brewing’s Vienna-style craft lager, Eisbar, which is both unfiltered and unpasteurised, sold so fast the brewery had to limit its release.
The beer is properly lagered, which means it is held to condition naturally for six weeks, which presents a few production and capacity issues for the brewer.
As a result of the success of the trials, though, and to meet demand, new specialist lagering vessels are being installed over the summer. The beer will be available from a short list of selected pubs from later in August.
Meanwhile, on the research and development front, XT has also been working on Brit Hop, a pale ale using new, experimental hop varieties. For the full story about this beer, click here
XT’s Animal branded cask beers have proven to be very popular over the years and, as a birthday celebration, a series of re-brews have been selected by landlords, beer club members and devoted drinkers. The first revisit is Buffalo, the American amber, and later on there will be the return of other old favourites, such as Manta Ray and Heron.
Finally, XT beer is on tour and travelling abroad in September to represent British brewing, going to Munich for DrinkTech and Slovenia with the British Chamber of Commerce.