Suffolk-based brewer Adnams has released its first premium English lager, Kobold.
The “all-English” lager is brewed with local malted barley from Suffolk and Norfolk, which helps to develop the “bready and honey notes”, while the UK-grown English hops provides Kobold’s “refreshing grassy, lemon flavours”.
Fermented with Adnams’ house ale yeast, the 4.7% ABV lager is “crisp, clean and classic in style”.
Taking its name from the legendary water spirit that protects sailors in the North Sea, the brand will support various marine conservation projects, ensuring the protection of the seas and coastlines for all to enjoy.
Fergus Fitzgerald, head brewer at Adnams, said: “Using local ingredients was really important to us for making a truly English lager. We have some of the best malted barley in the world on our doorstep so it would be crazy not to use it.
“It’s unusual to use an ale yeast in a lager, but we wanted Kobold to be a true Adnams lager and using our house yeast was fundamental to making it part of the Adnams family.”
Kobold first launched in can and bottle formats and will be available on draught in pubs nationwide from 1 September.