December 20, 2009

NO MILK?:

A hint of ginger, tea in this beer (Zak Stambor, 12/20/09, Chicago Tribune)

[A] Ukrainian Village-based tea company, has rolled out Himalayan Green Tea Bier. The beer is an organic Belgian-style ale that marries beer with ginger and Himalayan-grown green tea from the organic, biodynamic and fair-trade farm owned by the family of Ineeka co-owner Shashank Goel.

The golden ale, which is contract-brewed by a small Dutch brewery, features a subtle, mellow flavor with a hint of green tea and an increasingly spicy ginger finish. The more you drink it, the more the ginger stands out.

"The idea was not to introduce beer like Miller Lite or Heineken, but rather to produce something that captured the purity of the products," Goel says. "We didn't want the green tea to stand out, but rather for it to add layers and complexity to the beer."

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 20, 2009 9:05 AM
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