Organic beer producer, Stroud Brewery, has launch a range of small batch limited edition brews. The first is a brand new organic lager called Light Organic Lager or LOL.
During the summer the Brewery secured £300,000 in crowdfunding via the ethical bank Triodos to kit out its new brewery and bar, which it will move to this autumn.
With an ABV of 4%, LOL has a light crisp and refreshing taste gently hopped with a soft malt aroma. It has been brewed using traditional lager malt and organic Brewers Gold and Saaz hops and then bottled in 330ml bottles.
The second ale of the small batch brews is a collaboration with innovative ale producers, TOAST ALE, to create a pale ale called Melba (4.4%).
Brewed using unsold organic Hobbs House Bakery bread (Organic Wild White and Organic Light Rye Sourdough) It is a generously hopped pale ale using organic Simcoe, Chinook and Mandarina Bavaria hops to give a crisp finish and balanced bitterness. With a soft malt flavour and a stone fruit aroma from the hops, Melba, will be available in cask, keg, and330ml bottles with 5% of the revenue going to Stroud District Foodbank.
Greg Pilley, MD of Stroud Brewery, said: “We have developed this range of small batch brews primarily to meet customer demand. As we see sales of organic produce up year on year, with sales of organic beer, wine and spirits up by 8.7% it’s important that we are leading this from a brewery perspective and offering as much diversity in the category as we can. These small batch brews we believe will also encourage new audiences into the category to try different styles of craft ales.”
Stroud has been brewing beer for 12 years at Thrupp, just outside Stroud. The new site is only 400 yards away and has been designed to accommodate the growing needs of our organic brewery. Providing greater capacity for beer production, storage facilities, event spaces and larger offices, the site will be more sustainable; with heat reclamation, rainwater harvesting and solar electricity. There will also be a brand-new taproom bar with canal side views across one of the Cotswold’s valleys.