Style: Flanders Golden Bitter
We have two new beers, which form a series we are calling "The Battle of Frogs and Mice”. These beers are a tribute to the truly pioneering Belgian Craft Brewers of the 1980s. Drawing inspiration from their neighbours, who were either monastic brewers or larger traditional family brewers, these quirky small brewers added their own creativity to the great Belgian beer tradition and in doing so created some of the most individualistic beers ever made.
The Battle of Frogs and Mice was written in the time of Homer, by an unknown author, and is a comic interpretation of the Greek Epic tale the Odyssey. To cut a long but funny story short, the King of the Frogs gives a ride to the King of the Mice, but accidentally drowns him. This leads to a war between Frogs and Mice, with various Greek Gods involved.
The Mice have equipped themselves for battle atop one of the most atypical beers styles of the most atypical brewing culture: Flanders Bitter. Perhaps in the similar way Americans re-imagined hoppy British ales, the young rebellious craft brewers of Belgium took the idea of an English bitter and twisted it into something uniquely their own. Strong and bitter with a powerful yeast character, these beers normally defy category. In our tribute we’re calling them Flanders Bitter and that’s that. Pale golden and Hopped with Whitbread Goldings and leaf Nugget, “Mice” finished at 6.3% alcohol. Vegan Friendly