A Heavenly Brew
The UK’s First Ever Trappist Beer, Tynt Meadow, has just launched in the UK. Brewed at Mount St Bernard Abbey in Leicester, the UK’s first ever Trappist beer has just been revealed, and is available now.
Trappist beer is a specialist beer brewed on a small scale by monks in accordance with traditional recipes dating back hundreds of years.
The new beer, named Tynt Meadow, after the place in which it is brewed, is mahogany-coloured and has aromas of dark chocolate, liquorice, and rich fruit flavours. The beer is full-bodied, gently balancing the taste of dark chocolate, pepper, and fig.
After decades of dairy farming, the monks began to feel this work wasn’t a viable source of income and sought alternative means of supporting the upkeep of the Abbey and its grounds. As a result, the idea of reviving Trappist brewing traditions was born, and they transformed a redundant part of the 19th century monastery in Leicestershire into an active brewery. The beer is brewed, bottled and packaged on the site.
Father Erik, from Mount St Bernard Abbey, said: “It’s an exciting time for us to be launching Tynt Meadow in the UK. We’re very proud of the beer we have created and we are delighted to bring life back to old traditions. Being the only Trappist brewery in the UK, we hope to bring something truly special to our customers across the country.”
Tynt Meadow will be distributed by national speciality beer importer and distributor, James Clay. The beer will be available across the country in selected bars and bottleshops, including Beers of Europe.
Mike Watson, Head of Marketing at James Clay, said, “We’re really excited to be working with Mount St Bernard Abbey to deliver Tynt Meadow to consumers in the UK market. It’s a really special and unique beer that fans of specialist brews will fall in love with. We currently already distribute a number of other European Trappist beers, all of which are highly regarded among our clients and we think Tynt Meadow will have the same impact.”
Tynt Meadow is brewed with English barley and hops, using an English strain of yeast. It is twice-fermented, with the first fermentation taking place in the tank, and the second in the bottle. It should be stored in a cool, dark, quiet place.
You can get your hands on bottles of ‘Tynt Meadow – Mount St Bernard Abbey’ by visiting Britains Biggest Beer shop ‘Beers of Europe’ which is based at Garage Lane, Setchey, Norfolk, PE33 0BE and is open 7 days a week. Or you can order them online from www.beersofeurope.co.uk