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Taking the biscuit

A new, limited-edition beer made with Lotus Biscoff biscuits and spread is soon to be released, as part of a collaboration between two leading UK microbreweries – The Driftwood Spars Brewery, in St Agnes, Cornwall, and Fallen Acorn Brewing Co, based in Gosport, Hampshire.

The new beer, called Niflheim Imperial Biscoff Stout, will be available in cans, on tap and in kegs from a limited number of outlets. The small batch release of just 800 litres is a hefty 10% ABV and was made using over 2,000 of the famous biscuits – loved for their unique caramelised taste — plus a significant amount of Lotus Biscoff spread.

Not surprisingly, it’s described as being ‘sweet, malty and loaded with silky caramel.’

Commenting on the new unique beer, Mike Mason, head brewer at The Driftwood Spars Brewery (where the beer was brewed), said: “We’ve got a great relationship with Fallen Acorn. As breweries we share a very similar ethos, brewing both traditional and contemporary beers with a mindset for innovation and experimentation.

“Lead brewer, Felix Granell, and I both worked at the Brewhouse and Kitchen chain of brewpubs, albeit at different sites, so we had a similar beginning to our brewing careers and have parallel views on the future of brewing.”

Following the official launch, which will take place on 9 October, cans of Niflheim will be available direct from both breweries and via a small number of independent beer cellars in Cornwall and beyond; it will also be on sale at The Driftwood Spars brewpub in Trevaunance Cove.

Felix of Fallen Acorn is delighted with the new beer: “We’re really pleased with the result of our first collaboration with The Driftwood. It was a brilliant way for both of our teams to meet for the first time, and we got the chance to enjoy the amazing Trevaunance Cove – plus the beer isn’t bad either!

“Now we’re really looking forward to getting part two brewed here in Gosport with input from the boys in Cornwall. The beer will be a highly hopped New England IPA, using the English hops which The Driftwood Spars Brewery is renowned for sourcing.”

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