Published on July 11, 2017 | by Alastair Gilmour


Little devils are at it again

Durham Brewery – 23 years old this summer – has been experiencing a rush of creativity which spells good news for us all. The complex Diablous is back in a new incarnation. Previously a sour beer, this little devil has been oak-aged with a number of yeasts, developing into even more of a force to be reckoned with from its hints of whisky, sherry and Rioja wine. The advice is to drink slightly cool but not too cold for maximum appreciation.

The sun has brought out Interstellar with an overhauled recipe and is traditionally lagered (stored) in a long maturation process that smooths out and unites flavours and aromas for a refreshing and satisfying bottle-conditioned summer beer.

Durham’s latest cask beer is Nelson Sauvin IPA, a single New Zealand hop used at various points during boiling and fermentation to bring out its multi-layered fresh and aromatic aspects. These can all be tried and tested at the brewery’s annual festival (August 5) where ten cask and keg beers are promised with a full range of bottled beers alongside Durham Gin, Fentimans soft drinks and gourmet food.

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