Winter Ale

 STORY

A letter for you

The story of Dutch speculaas cookies began in the ‘spice’ islands – once the only source of exotic ingredients like nutmeg. Back in Amsterdam, then the centre of spice trade, bakers created secret mixes using clove, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger to make luxurious cookies known as speculaas. These were given as gifts in winter, a tradition that Lowlanders still follow, exchanging initials in the form of cookies, chocolate – or now in bottles of spiced Winter Ale.
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INSPIRATION

Inspired by the bakers who experimented making spice mixes, we have given warming Winter Ale a botanical twist. Our spiced American brown ale has been dusted with our own secret speculaas mix containing, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and ginger, to name a few (but not all – there’s a reason this recipe tastes so good – the rest is a secret).

Lowlander Beer Winter Ale

 

RICHLY SWEET, SMOOTH WITH A HOPPY BITE & WARMING SPECULAAS SPICE FINISH
BREWED WITH

Cinnamon
The pale dried cinnamon bark once brewed in our ale creates a sweet and light woody flavour that gives our ale that typical speculaas taste.

Nutmeg
Original brought back to the western world by the Dutch nutmeg adds a festive pungent and complex lingering spice note to our Winter Ale.

Clove
Native to the Moluccan islands – a group of islands in Indonesia also known as the spice islands – these buds give a strong aromatic scent, a slightly sweet taste and produce a pleasant warming sensation.

Ginger
This fiery knobby root – one of the worlds oldest spices – adds a rich, rounded warming sensation to our Winter Ale beer.

KEY FACTS

6% alcohol
37 EBU
35 EBC

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BREWED WITH CINNAMON, CLOVE, NUTMEG & GINGER

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FIND YOUR WINTER ALE

Ready for a sip? Lowlanders’ Winter Ale will be available from the 1st of November 2017. Wish to pre order or recommend a bar? Get in touch!

ABOUT BOTANICAL BREWING

Want to find out more about brewing with botanicals?

STAY TUNED, MORE TO COME

FOOD PAIRING

The Lowlander approach to beer and food pairing is simple: beer is even better with food and food is even better with beer.

Our Winter Ale is fantastic with the nutty flavours of hard aged cheeses. Try with beef stews or alternatively enjoy our Winter Ale with a speculaas cookie!

Stay tuned, recipes will follow soon

Lowlander Beertails

BEERTAILS

It’s time to expand your horizons if you tend to only drink beer straight from the bottle. There’s an exciting world of beertails waiting to be explored.

The Lowlander beers are all about bravery and botanicals, so are the Lowlander beertails. They combine the best of both worlds: liqueur and beer – win win. The result is a smooth, brave blend of beverages, perfect for anytime, really.

Stay tuned for warming Winter Ale serves.