And a very merry welcome back to our weekly Newsletter. We're here to tell you about all the amazing things you'll find in our bountiful wee shop.
This week we start a new A to Z, beginning with, as dictated by tradition, the letter A. And quite appropriately kicking off the New Year with A is for Alcohol-Free.......
We will be returning to some semblance of normalcy in the coming weeks, with our usual outrageous amounts of NEW NEW NEW beer, but we'll be taking a wee chill for this month. Can you forgive us?
NEW YEAR, NEW SHINY GIF.......YAY!!!
and watch out for our regular cocktail tales of cocktails... this week:
A BOOZE FREE G'n'T!
please read on... Alcohol-Free Beer!!!! What a good idea, oh yes......but
.......how do they do it? Well..... let us tell you
There are four standard methods for producing alcohol-free beer:
1. Don't ferment. Easy, right? But can produce sweeter alc-free beers. 2. Dilution. If you've got an extra beery beer, just add water. No worries. 3. Fermentation Interrupted. Make sure you specific gravity doesn't range too far. Clever tricks with wort and yeast can come into play here. Bloody good when done well. 4. Remove the Alcohol. That's right, folks, make a big old bruisy boozy beer and remove the good stuff. This can be done through Steam Distillation, Gas Stripping, and/or Reverse Osmosis.... #obvs
And the German's do it damn well. With a full range of lovely lagers to tickle your fancy come on down and check it out!
and remember, every day's a school day at Valhallas Goat
and all the rest..... lovely low and non-alcoholic beers from around the UK and Europe
A couple to highlight here with the outstanding Brown Ale from the ever-reliable Sam Smiths in Tadcaster. The Dutch Lowlander 0.0% Wheat Beer. And all the way from Omnipollo's Belgian brewery the new release of Antrop Omorf, a Double Dry-Hopped, Double Vanilla-ed, Double Mango-ed Smoothie Pale Ale. Awesome!!!!
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!!! BOOZE FREE G'n'T !!!
AND CONTINUING WITH THIS WEEK'S THEME OF DRY JANUARY AND WEE BIT OF A RECOVERY FROM LAST MONTHS DEBAUCHERY... WE BRING YOU AN ALCOHOL-FREE COCKTAIL
THE LOVELY PEOPLE AT BAX BOTANICALS HAVE PRODUCED THIS STUNNING ALCOHOL-FREE SPIRIT WHICH BLENDS BEAUTIFULLY WITH A RANGE OF SOFT DRINKS
WE RECOMMEND STICKING TO THE CLASSICS AND GETTING INTO AN ESSENTIALLY HEALTHY GIN AND TONIC