Danish brewery, Braunstein, have been working in partnership with our team in Denmark to launch a series of organic beers called 58° North, brewed using 10 Year Old Viking Scars, 12 Year Old Viking Honour and 18 Year Old Viking Pride.
The beers have been named Hoy, Hobbister and Yesnaby, each paying homage to three of Orkney’s most iconic natural landmarks with the GPS code for each exact location appearing on the beer’s front label. The back label tells the story of the landmark, introduces the Highland Park whisky used in the brewing, and explains the whisky’s influence on the flavour and character of the beer.
To whet your appetite, we can reveal that Hoy was brewed with 10 Year Old Viking Scars to create a beer with citrus, vanilla and lightly smoky notes and hints of tropical fruit; Hobbister, brewed with 12 Year Old Viking Honour, reveals sweet heather honey and spicy fruitcake flavours with distinctive chocolate and nut notes; while Yesnaby, using 18 Year Old Viking Pride, is a stout that features flavours of rich honey sweetness, hints of chocolate, cherries, notes of coffee and gentle spices.
The beers were launched at a special ‘Whisky Dinner’ on 10th October, a date that also saw the grand opening of the brewery’s brand new ‘Community House’. Once restrictions are lifted, this exciting new venue will be used to host events, dinners and (of course!) beer and whisky tastings.
Fancy getting your hands on these new beers? No problem! Order direct from the Braunstein website – the brewery offers global shipping.
Braunstein’s story is a fascinating one. Although founded by brothers Michael and Claus in 2005, its story goes back quite a few years to an idea hatched during a fishing trip in Scotland… to create a micro-brewery and micro-distillery on one site. The brothers purchased an entire brewery from Baltimore, USA, dismantled it into component parts and shipped it across the Atlantic Ocean to rebuild it as a state-of-the art brewery in its new home at Køge Harbour, Denmark.