Cupitt Craft Brewers have released two experimental products – co-fermented beers (a fusion of beer and wine). These drinks can be purchased in 500ml bottles in our cellar Door or online store or you can try them on tap at Cupitt’s for a limited time.
The Arneis Co–ferment, is a beer fermented with Belgian ale yeast and Arneis grape juice. One day into the fermentation with a Belgian ale yeast we added 30% Arneis grape juice, pressed that morning in our winery. Initial aromatics are of esters and spices associated with Belgian yeast, followed by Arneis characters of melon, pear and almond. A fruit-filled body and subtle acidity entice you back and remind you that this is not a typical beer.
The Tempranillo Co–ferment, is a beer fermented with Tempranillo grape must and wild yeast. To create this wild union of beer and wine we added partially fermented Tempranillo (30%) to the wort and let it continue fermentation with native grape yeast. Tempranillo, sourced from the Hilltops region, adds rich colour and subtle tannins, complemented by raspberry, cherry, dark chocolate and hints of spice.
Sound interesting? Come to Cupitt’s and try them or buy on line via the shop