Do you want to help create a seasonal craft beer? St Ives Brewery are calling for community support to help brew a Belgian style dubbel beer infused with wild Blackberries.
As a growing brewery we are focused on seasonality and using local ingredients wherever possible, so using blackberries that grow locally around St Ives Bay just makes sense. Although, there’s a need for quite a lot of them. If you are heading out for a family walk, or a coast path or countryside stroll then collect 2kg blackberries and deliver them to the brewery on Marsh Lane industrial estate, you’ll get to be part of a community process, get outside and also get yourself a case of Barnoon once it is canned.
Callum blackberry picking
Head brewer Callum first brewed Barnoon Belgian Dubbel last year and it became a firm favourite in the Hayle taproom, with trade customers and online. He had headed out onto the coast path with his partner Amber to collect 20kg of blackberries, enjoying an adventure around the maze of coast and countryside near to our brewery home in Hayle. This year he will be looking to brew more, hence the rallying call for community involvement to get to the target of 50kg of blackberries.
team picking
He uses his experience and skill to blend the blackberries with candy sugar, magnum and bramling cross hops, and a variety of malts, which result in this satisfying and unique beer. It has a kick though, with a 7% ABV, and a fruity, spicy aroma, as well as a dark appearance and long-lasting dry, berry flavour. It’s the perfect beer for when the nights start to draw in, with a rich flavour and appearance to help kick start that festive feeling (sorry!).
Take the opportunity to play a role in brewing some top notch local craft beer. We can't wait to meet you and see what you can forage for us.
August 29, 2023