Lowlander Beer botanicals spices

Botanical Brewing

AN INTRICATE AFFAIR

WE HAVE TAKEN INSPIRATION FROM THE PAST TO CREATE
A NEW HYBRID SELECTION OF BEERS BREWED WITH BOTANICALS TO CREATE
A SUBTLE AND LASTING DEPTH OF FLAVOURS. USING BOTANICAL INGREDIENTS
MEANS THAT WE GIVE IT A TRULY UNIQUE FLAVOUR AND THIS IS WHY WE
THINK THAT GOING BACK TO THE PAST WILL ACTUALLY LEAD US TO
THE NEXT STEP IN BEER’S EVOLUTION.


Lowlander Beer Botanical Brewing

BOTANICAL
HISTORY
Pre hops

Once there was just beer without hops. Early beers were in fact terribly sweet due to the barley and a lack of a bittering ingredient. The Lowlands found itself in a favourable position as their inclination to sea-faring saw them bring back a whole host of exotic herbs and spices, and brewers began to experiment using those to counter the sweetness of the malt. Pre 16th century Dutch beer grew to be renowned for its unique tastes.

A BRIEF HISTORY

OUR
INSPIRATION
A different perspective

We take inspiration from the personal journeys we’ve been on. Our diverse backgrounds as brewers, mixologist, distillers and foodies gives us a different perspective on what beer can be. We think that brewing with botanicals gives more character to the beer. We are fascinated by the art of distillation, especially of gin & genever. It seemed a little unfair that they got to have all the fun to create explosively flavourful combinations using botanicals.

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Lowlander Beer botanicals

ABOUT
BOTANICALS
Natural & simple

Natural, rich, simple and full of flavour: botanicals such as herbs, spices, fresh or dried plants and fruits leave us without boundaries for our creative process. Don’t get us wrong, we love the incredible aromas that hops provide beers as much as the next person. Using botanical ingredients means that we can give our beer its truly unique character. We have taken inspiration of the past to create a subtle and lasting depth of flavours for the future.

OUR BOTANICALS

BOTANICAL
SOURCING
Quality & taste

We source our botanicals keeping in mind two essential criteria; quality and taste. We go to great lengths and literally all corners of the globe to get the best. Thankfully our friends at Jacob Hooy are able to help us. Established in 1743 it’s the oldest spice store in Amsterdam (and quite possibly the Western world). Their wisdom regarding fruits, flowers, roots and seeds has been passed on from one generation to another.

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Lowlander Beer Cheers

PROOST.

When it comes to brewing with botanicals, there’s only one way to figure out what works best. If you’re interested in knowing more about the nitty gritty of our brewing techniques don’t hesitate to get in touch. Our brewmaster David is happy to chew your ears off explaining how Lowlander Beer gets its exceptional flavour.

CONTACT DAVID