East London soda company Square Root has collaborated with London craft beer makers Orbit Brewery to create a limited edition ‘Earl Grey’ Pale Ale Shandy.
The non-alcoholic iced-tea-style shandy is based on the flavours of Earl Grey tea, and has been designed for those who wish to drink more mindfully to enjoy over the summer months.
To create the brew, Orbit Brewery’s Earl Grey Pale Ale, which features Mandarina Bavarina and Citra hops, is combined with Square Root’s “sharp and zesty” soda, made with Calabrian bergamots, darjeeling and the richness of assam tea.
The result is a shandy that is “subtle, light and well-balanced”, with tangy and tropical notes from the hops and a dry, crisp, citrus bite.
Square Root regularly collaborates with craft breweries and will produce 3-4 limited edition special shandies this year. The collaboration with Orbit Brewery is the 14th of Square Root’s shandy collaborations.
The Earl Grey Shandy is limited edition and will be available until July 2019. It is the latest addition to the Square Root collection, which includes their core range of sodas, seasonal sodas (created and released in line with the farming seasons), tonic waters and shandies.