Stroud Brewery are delighted to have recently launched two small batch limited edition brews in 330ml bottles, LOL and Melba x Toast.
The first, is a brand new organic lager called Light Organic Lager or LOL. With an ABV of 4%, LOL has a light crisp and refreshing taste gently hopped with a soft malt aroma. It has been brewed using traditional lager malt and organic Brewers Gold and Saaz hops.
The second ale of the small batch brews is a collaboration with innovative ale producers, Toast Ale. Melba x Toast, 4.4% ABV, is brewed using unsold organic Hobbs House Bakery bread (Organic Wild White and Organic Light Rye Sourdough). It is a generously hopped pale ale using organic Simcoe, Chinook and Mandarina Bavaria hops to give a crisp finish and balanced bitterness. With a soft malt flavour and a stone fruit aroma from the hops, Melba x Toast, is now available in keg, and 330ml bottles with 5% of the revenue going to Stroud District Foodbank.
Chloë Brooks, Production Manager, commented “We were very excited to create Toast Ale’s first organic collaborative beer, it was a great opportunity to work with Hobbs House Bakery and offer our support (5% revenue) to Stroud District Foodbank. It also proved quite challenging, a very long brew day, but well worth it for the outcome, we are very happy with Melba x Toast and how it is being received.”
Greg Pilley MD of Stroud Brewery commented “We have developed this range of small batch brews primarily to meet customer demand. As we see sales of organic produce up year on year, with sales of organic beer, wine and spirits up by 8.7%,* it’s important that we are leading this from a brewery perspective and offering as much diversity in the category as we can. These small batch brews we believe will also encourage new audiences into the category to try different styles of craft ales.”
LOL and Melba are both organic and vegan.
*September 2018 – The data – supplied by Nielsen Scantrack – has been revealed by the Soil Association, the trade body which licenses organic products and promotes organic farming