When winter takes hold and the cold starts to bite, you reach for a drink that’s as dark as a December evening and as comforting as a seat by a roaring fire, right? Well… not necessarily. This year, when brainstorming ideas for its seasonal winter beer, Dutch botanical brewer Lowlander Beer decides to lighten drinkers’ spirits with a refreshing yet full flavoured 5% abv White IPA, brewed with spruce needles and juniper berries. This seasonal addition to the permanent collection combines the hoppiness and balanced bitterness of a traditional IPA with the wheat base of a witbier style. Its notes of resinous pine are the perfect botanical foil to the grassy, citrus kick of the juniper, and conjure up instant images of Christmas trees and winter walks.
The gift giving tradition of the Lowlanders continues…
Each bottle of Lowlander Winter White IPA has a different letter on its label. That’s because here in the Netherlands we traditionally give our loved ones chocolate letters in the shape of their initials as stocking-fillers at this time of year. Why not go against the grain and fill your loved ones’ stockings with a personalised bottle – or two – of Winter White IPA? Proost!
Just like the gins and genevers for which the Netherlands – literally the Lowlands – is famous, our award-winning Amsterdam brewery puts botanicals front and centre in the brewing process. The result is a collection of refreshing, flavour-forward brews that combine a strong sense of place with the innovation, creativity and technical backbone of a truly modern brand. With distribution in over 2500 (cocktail) bars, restaurants and bottle shops and numerous awards since our start only 2,5 years ago, we have been successful carving out a niche in the crowded marketplace.
At Lowlander Beer, we aim for each brew to capture seasonal flavours and the emotions associated with the botanicals of that season. In summer, our lightly alcoholic yuzu and pink grapefruit Botanical Infusion was a massive hit as the temperatures soared. Last winter, our sweet, earthy (and award-winning) speculaas dusted Winter Ale, brewed with cinnamon, clove, nutmeg and ginger, reinvented a familiar cockle-warming drink using quintessentially Dutch flavours. With this winter’s White IPA, we’ve pushed our own boundaries – for the first time, we’ve used a tree in the brewing process – and in doing so we’ve taken botanical brewing to a new level.
Founder and self-styled ‘Chief Botanical Officer’ Frederik Kampman says: “Our Winter White IPA is a full-flavoured easy-sipper that doesn’t compromise on flavour – it’s the perfect winter pick-me-up. We decided to go against the grain and eschew typical dark, heavy, warming winter beer styles in favour of something more refreshing and light. We love the results – and we’re sure our customers will, too.”
With its refreshing taste and 5% abv, Lowlanders Winter IPA is set to become a Winter and Christmas number one with discerning drinkers.
Lowlander Winter I.P.A.
Brewed with spice needles and juniper berries.
A crisp White I.P.A. with hoppy notes and a resinous citrus kick.
Our new Winter I.P.A. is a 5% ABV sessionable concoction with a grassy citrus kick complemented by the resinous conifer notes of fresh green spruce tips and Juniper berries, while still balancing out the bitterness, making this one an easy sipper.
Winter White IPA, the latest addition to the Lowlander collection, is available across on trade and retail in the Lowlands, Germany and Russia. RRP €2,69. For more information get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org
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