ART+16 Blueberry Foreign Extra Stout Nitro
This traditional beer style has been refreshed by the abundance of superb Rubel-type blueberries.
The origins of Foreign Extra Stout go back to the end of the 18 th and the beginning of the 19 th century Britain, where it was first brewed for the tropical markets. This is the reason for its high alcohol contents. Little amounts of hops used, just enough to produce some bitterness, account for malty aromas, specifically the ones produced by caramel malts and roasted barley.
A combination of selected caramel and roasted malts accounts for the complex and intense character of Stout. The classic extra ingredient, roasted unmalted barley, produces aromas that bring to mind dark chocolate, cereal coffee, slight acidity, and roasted, even ash-like, tones.
The bitter and traditional Magnum hop is added to balance the sweet and stronger Stout aroma produced by the used malts as well as the superb Rubel-type blueberry, which is famous for its intense sweetness and low tartness.
The basic version of Foreign Extra Stout has been enriched with 100% natural Rubel-type blueberry puree supplied by the Polish Berry Cooperative. As blueberries have been cooled down right after they were harvested, they are super fresh! It’s a revolution to produce such fruity and refreshing beers all year long. The puree includes fruit, peels, and seeds so that the most nutritious ingredients have been preserved. Our cold hopping system, HopGun, has allowed us to bring about the colour, flavour and aroma.
The idea behind infusing beers with nitrogen rather than carbon dioxide is to increase its drinkability and change its structure into a more velvety one.
Nitrogen’s ability to dissolve in liquids is several times lower than that of carbon dioxide. What we have used at Browar Stu Mostów is advanced technological solutions that allow us to dissolve as much nitrogen as possible in beer. Right after opening and pouring the beer into a glass, nitrogen escapes as quickly as possible creating a cascade effect of a huge amount of tiny bubbles. After a while, nitrogen moves up whisking protein dissolved in beer. As a result of this process creamy and long-lasting beer head of tiny bubbles is produced, which is not available in carbonated beers.
To fully enjoy the nitro beer, serve it right:
- cool the bottle down to <7 ⁰C; don’t shake it;
- open the bottle quickly and pour the beer into a glass holding the bottle vertically;
- now you can enjoy the cascade effect, which produces a beautiful beer head of tiny bubbles.
- Styl: Fruit Foreign Extra Stout
- Extract: 16,0%
- Alcohol: 5,9% obj.
- IBU: 40
- barley malts (Pilsner, red caramel, Munich Malt Type II, dark chocolate, Carafa Special III), roasted barley
- Bitter: Magnum
- Yeast strain: Styrian Goldings
- Extra ingredients: Danstar Nottingham
- Extra ingredients: Rubel-type blueberry puree (14%)
- Look: black with dark red highlights and beige and purple beer head made of millions tiny bubbles
- Aromas: chocolate, blueberry, dark forest fruit, cocoa, roasted aroma
- smooth, velvet
- chocolate, blueberry, slightly acidic
- roasted finish with medium bitterness level
- Serving temperature: pouring nitro beers into a glass should be done quickly in the temperature of <7 ⁰C; then, it is recommended to warm up the beer glass in your hands up to 10-14⁰C
- Glass: Snifter, sensoric
- Dishes: Liver served with baked pears and cashew nuts; pork cheeks served with kale, sorrel, and lentils;
- Cheeses: Provolone, fresh Cheddar, Camembert with blackberry sauce;
- Desserts: pears crumble; blueberry chocolate mousse crumble.