Adnams New Brew Celebrates Composer Benjamin Britten
Adnams have produced a limited edition beer to help commemorate the centenary of Benjamin Britten’s birth, the Suffolk-born composer.
The beer called “Native Britten” is a 4.5% ABV golden wheat beer made solely from ingredients sourced in Suffolk. Brewed with First Gold hops, local malted barley and wheat, and finished with a touch of thyme and honey.
This all helps to give the beer a citrusy and a light herbal aroma, and a perfect sweet and dry finish.
The limited-edition brew can be found in Adnams Cellar & Kitchen Stores and online at www.adnams.co.uk
Founder, Lee Cook, said:
Adnams head brewer, Fergus Fitzgerald, said:
Peter: “I am native, rooted here”
Balstrode: “Rooted to what?”
Peter: “By familiar fields, marsh and sand…”
“These words motivated me to develop a beer using only Suffolk ingredients. Thyme is mentioned in Britten’s Midsummer Night’s Dream so we incorporated that into the recipe too. This has been a fascinating project which we hope will be popular at the many Britten events taking place throughout his centenary year. It may also bring Britten to the attention of those not previously familiar with his work.”