Curious Brewery releases new limited edition brew to the on-trade

Curiouser & Curiouser Chapter 2

Curious Brewery, owned by English winemaker Chapel Down, has announced the launch of Curiouser & Curiouser: Chapter 2, a limited edition saison that is available in the on-trade.

The release of the elderflower saison marks the second addition to the brewery’s Curiouser & Curiouser series of limited edition batch beers, each produced with a winemaker’s twist.

Produced in collaboration with London-based brewery Brew By Numbers, the 7.3% ABV beer is the first of the Curiouser & Curiouser range available in the on-trade across selected Fullers and Barworks. It is also available exclusively through the Curious Brewery website.

The beer recreates several of the modern classic English grape varietal, Bacchus, which Chapel Down has developed a strong reputation with in its wines and sparkling wines.

These notes are complemented by the dry and fruity qualities of Brew By Numbers’ house saison yeast, which are amplified by the delicate vinous, floral and soft fruity notes of hallertau blanc and huell melon hops.

In homage to its winemaking influence, Chapter 2 is bottled in a 75cl wine bottle, with a cream label and seal and a silver cap in Brew by Numbers signature style.

Chapel Down head winemaker Josh Donaghay-Spire said: “With Curiouser & Curiouser: Chapter 2 we have strived to create a new, exciting, and forward-thinking beer that is as focused on quality as it is drinkability, crafted with our winemakers care and finesse.

“Whether it’s developing new styles, adapting established ones, or shining a light on more enigmatic techniques, Brew By Numbers crafts each beer with the same level of care, attention and respect that we pride ourselves with here at Chapel Down.

Curious Brewery managing director Gareth Bath added: “We couldn’t be more thrilled with this second chapter to the Curiouser & Curiouser range.

“At the heart of what we do is an unquenchable thirst to learn and discover, so we try to be fearless in breaking convention and challenging the status quo in our search for great taste. Curiouser & Curiouser epitomises this, and the inspiration we take from craft is coupled with the care that winemakers bring to wine.

“We’ve been incredibly fortunate to be able to launch Chapter 2 exclusively in the on-trade across some stunning Fullers and Barworks venues.”

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