Helles by Yonder Brewing and Blending
Helles Lager, 4%
Brewed with 100% UK ingredients, Yonder Helles is a deliciously crisp and refreshing, unfiltered German-style Helles lager.
The live tasting of this beer was on 16th June 2022 #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 Helles. Brewed with 100% UK ingredients, Yonder Helles is a deliciously crisp and refreshing, unfiltered German-style Helles lager. It's our go-to fridge-filler, any time of the year.