An exciting new collaboration has been brewing in North Northumberland. Over 600 years of heritage has gone into our new beer, HOLY BOUNTY, a Lindisfarne Oyster Stout brewed with Lindisfarne Oysters, grown on the Oyster beds set up in the 14th Century by the Monks of Holy Island.
Oysters used in the creation of a stout reduce the dryness and add to the clarification and smoothness of the drink. Whilst some Oyster Stouts do not contain any oysters at all, they are often so named as they go well with shellfish dishes and were regularly drunk with oysters in pubs in the Victorian era. With such a prestigious producer close by, we wanted to work with Lindisfarne Oysters to create a modern version of a classic style.
Our head brewer Jonny is always looking to use local produce in our ales wherever possible. With a fantastic product like Lindisfarne Oysters on our doorstep it seemed too good an opportunity to miss. There is a real intrigue around an oyster stout made using real oysters,
Holy Bounty is possibly our most local or brews. As always it uses local Simpsons malt in its recipe. But also wheat from a farm less than 10 miles away and crushed down the road at Heatherslaw Mill.
Holy Bounty, will have its first pour at The Curfew Micropub in Berwick’s “Winter and Belgian Beer Festival” that runs from Friday 8th to Sunday 10th February 2019 featuring over 20 cask beers plus special Belgian beers on bottles and keg.
Gemma Cook from The Curfew Micropub is looking forward to having Holy Bounty on their bar. “We are very excited to be offering the first pour of “Holy Bounty” at our Winter & Belgian Beer Festival. Cheviot Brewery have hit the ground running since starting up in 2018 with a great range of excellent beers. Showcasing the new brew here at our festival shows the high esteem we hold Cheviot in!”
It is great to be debuting the beer in Berwick at The Curfew, who regularly have our other beers on their bar. Our aim has always been to celebrate Northumberland, and Holy Bounty not only celebrates the produce of the county but also its heritage and landscape.
After the festival, Cheviot Brewery will also be supplying Holy Bounty to pubs and bottle shops throughout the North East and beyond.