Together with the nearby Värmdö Brewery, Artipelag has developed a brand new beer flavour. Let us introduce Artipelag Organic Lager, with a taste of sloe.
The beer, which is a lager, contains handpicked sloes from Artipelag’s surroundings, and the juice from the berries has been added to the beer. Artipelag’s sommelier Tim Good describes the beer as light, flowery, sweet and fresh. Tim has been involved in the process, and has also handpicked the sloe berries.
– The beer should be enjoyed at 8–10°C, in peace and quiet, Tim says.
Sloes – sticky and uneatable berries
Brewing beer may take anything from four weeks up to half a year or even several years. It all depends on what kind of beer and which ingredients the beer will contain. The sloes for Artipelag’s beer are picked in late autumn. The sloe bushes grow in Artipelag’s surrounding coastal landscape and belong to the Rose family, which can be recognized by their sharp thorns and dense thickets. They bloom with beautiful little white flowers from May to June. In September, the berries are ready to be picked, but unfortunately they do not taste very good when eating them raw. The taste comes best forth when the berries are boiled.
Locally Produced Beer
Värmdö Brewery was founded by a group of childhood friends in 2012. Located at Säbyviken on Ingarö in the Stockholm archipelago, it is a genuine archipelago brewery. The facility also houses an apple cider mill.
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