Carlsberg UK is championing the craft beer sector by introducing an orange-infused brew from Brooklyn Brewery and a new look and line-up for London Fields Brewery.
It has launched the limited-edition Brooklyn Naranjito, a pale ale with a hint of citrus from the use of sweet orange peel in the brew kettle. Available in bottles at 4.5% ABV, it takes its name from the Spanish for “little orange”.
Already available in other overseas markets, the beer was created by Brooklyn Brewery’s brewmaster Garrett Oliver after he spent time at the JeJu Brewery in South Korea.
It builds on the success of the Brooklyn range in the UK after the start of a new distribution deal with Carlsberg UK in 2016.
With a bright, crisp taste and subtle notes of bitter orange, Brooklyn Naranjito is recommended for pairing with fresh fish, earthy grain-based salads and zesty coleslaw on tacos.
Its lively carbonation makes it a good combination with rich cheese such as a triple crème or Brie and it can also be paired with chillies and barbecue flavours.
Carlsberg UK has also announced the new look and line-up for London Fields Brewery, which it acquired last year in a joint venture with Brooklyn Brewery, after previewing them at the Craft Beer Rising show in London in February.
Working with leading artists, it features revamped font designs and a core range of three brews: Hackney Hopster pale ale at 4.2% ABV, 3 Weiss Monkeys hoppy wheat beer at 5% ABV and Broadway Boss pils lager at 4.6% ABV, all available on draught.
After bringing brewing back to London from Lincolnshire, Carlsberg UK has pledged to take production back to the beers’ original home under the railway arches in Hackney alongside its current brewing contract at The Truman Brewery in Hackney Wick. It is due to open at the end of 2018 and will include an upgrade to its tap room and events space.
The brewing team, headed by newly appointed head brewer Talfryn Provis-Evans, are also working on experimental, collaborative and unique brews, such as lychee and coconut sour Live and Let Lychee which was released at the start of this year in collaboration with Crate Brewery.