Lowlander Botanical Beers Brews Autumn I.P.A. made with rescued pumpkins
Press release – Botanical brewer Lowlander gets a breath of fresh air through the Autumn Bock beer season and introduces the Lowlander Autumn I.P.A.. In line with the beer brand’s ambition to become ‘Nature Positive’ by 2030, the Autumn I.P.A. contributes to the fight against food waste. The beer is brewed with rescued pumpkins that would have gone to waste because of their looks. The Lowlander Autumn I.P.A. is now available at Albert Heijn, Gall & Gall, bars & restaurants and through Lowlander webshop.
Fresh & full of citrus
What better way to celebrate Autumn than with a beer to match every scent and colour of the season? Brewed with naturally sweet pumpkin and spiced orange, Lowlanders 6% Autumn I.P.A. is an accessible beer full of citrus notes and subtle bitters. Chief Botanical Officer Frederik Kampman: “Autumn is often dominated by bock beers, which can mainly be recognised by their sweet, fairly heavy character. We opted for a much fresher alternative by brewing with seasonal botanicals that capture the Autumn feeling perfectly – without being too intense. The result is a not too sweet, easy-to-drink beer that saves pumpkins at the same time. This way you also prevent food waste while enjoying a botanically brewed beer.”
Save the pumpkin
About 39% of all food waste takes place before it has reached the shelves or the supermarkets. That also applies to many pumpkins that do not meet the beauty requirements. Kampman: “When pumpkins deviate from the ideal size or have a spot or pimple, they are often not good enough for sales – even though there’s nothing wrong with the flavour. As a botanical brewer, we are constantly looking for ways to work with nature in the right balance, without taking too much and giving back where possible.” In order to enjoy nature as long as possible, Lowlander has the ambition to become ‘Nature Positive’ by 2030. Preventing waste is one of the pillars that the beer brand focuses on to achieve that goal. “By specifically brewing with these pumpkins, we use what’s already produced and prevent a beautiful product from going to waste.”
It is not the first time that Lowlander has brewed with natural residual flows. Lowlander’s 0.00% Wit brewed with reclaimed citrus peels from bars and restaurants, the Winter I.P.A. is brewed with reclaimed spruce needles from discarded Christmas trees and the limited edition I.P.A. Re-Genever is distilled with unsold I.P.A. beer from bars and restaurants.