Boogie by Yonder Brewing and Blending
Modern Bitter, 3.8%
Boogie is a modern reinterpretation of an English Bitter; inspired by the past but brewed with the future firmly in mind. Using new UK hop varieties and Yonder's house yeast, they’ve created a beer which tastes like home without dampening the desire to explore beyond it.
The live tasting of this beer was on 14th October 2021 #BeerBods
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Jasper Tupman and Stuart Winstone became friends whilst working at Wild Beer Co in Somerset. They had both been there since the start and seen it grow from a small farmhouse brewery to the internationally successful brewery it is today.
It was also at Wild Beer that they both began to discover a love for foraged ingredients, mixed culture yeasts, and hands-on brewing, so much so that in 2018 the pair decided to go it alone, focussing solely on crafting beers with wild ingredients which are inspired by the area surrounding the brewery.
Foraging is a real passion of Stuart’s and that’s the inspiration for many of Yonder’s beers, as Jasper explains;
“The brewery is situated in the Mendip Hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty about 45 minutes drive from Bristol. This location in Somerset means that we’re only ever 40 minutes away from the coast, marshland or woodland where the forage changes dramatically in each area and there is a rich farming industry all around with fruit growers, arable and dairy farming”.
If you wander into their small farmhouse brewery you’ll be greeted by Taco the terrier and a bunch of brewing equipment assembled and plumbed in by Jasper and Stu’s fair hands. With no outside investment to help, it has been put together on a shoestring, with even the labels being designed by Stu. The beers and the branding seem to benefit from no outside interference.
As well as using interesting foraged ingredients, Yonder specialises in fermentation. Many of their beers use mixed cultures of yeast and bacteria creating some of the most interesting and complex beers you’re likely to try.
For tonight’s beer, we have Boogie, a modern interpretation of a classic English bitter with a distinctly Yonder twist. Brewed with Kveik yeast for extra fruity notes and classic English hops, Boogie is taken to the next level with a touch of black malt, that provides balanced bitterness and complements the crisp flavour of the fruit-forward hops.