HOW TO ENJOY YOUR BEER AT ITS BEST
The majority of our Ales at Brunel Bières are “bottle conditioned”. This means that they undergo a secondary fermentation in the bottle which results in deeper character and a natural, soft carbonation, rather than the forced carbonation used on soft drinks and ‘bright’ bottled beers.
TIPS AND TRICKS
- Always transport and store your bottles upright.
- Store bottles in a cool place, around 12°C would be ideal, but in a home, your coolest cupboard out of direct sunlight would be fine, or your refrigerator. Try to avoid the fridge door.
- Rinse your glass first and then pour in one motion avoiding ‘glugging’ as the yeast may be disturbed. Stop pouring before any sediment comes out. Pouring under a good light really helps with this. You are aiming to leave about 1cm of beer in the bottle if the sediment is loose, less if it’s compacted.
- If the bottles have been disturbed allow the sediment to settle back down before serving. However, don’t fear the yeast, it’s very nutritious and has other very positive effects on the body. You only have to google “brewer’s yeast health benefits” and you will be inundated with information.
- Best bitters, ESB, (Cuthbert’s, Summer Ale, Goldings) 10-13°
- IPA’S (American, Philibert’s) Bière de Noël), a little cooler at 8-10°c
- Lagers can be served at fridge temperature, or slightly warmer at around 7°c
- Wheat beers at around 5°c
- Saison generally as cold as you can get it, the same for Biére de Garde. Although some people enjoy the malty flavours from the Bière de Garde at slightly warmer temperatures.