Catch up on the latest news from our brewery and find out what our Head Brewer, JK is getting up to.
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An announcement from Marble Beers Ltd.
Today we must make the bittersweet announcement that our head brewer, James Kemp aka JK, will be leaving Marble Brewery in the spring to join Yeastie Boys in a newly formed Brewzerker job role, in charge of quality control, quality assurance, product development, and strategy. Joe Ince, formerly of Magic Rock Brewing and Buxton Brewery, … Continue reading "An announcement from Marble Beers Ltd."
Wild, Sour & Mixed Fermentation
What gets me up in the morning is Brettanomyces and to be more specific the management of Brettanomyces in a mixed flora environment. When I started at Marble there was no barrel or mixed culture programme to work with so I set about creating one. I found four unused barrels in storage and after assessing them decided how our programme would kick off. One of the first beers I brewed was an Old Ale, this type of beer is strong and relatively lacking in complexity which makes it perfect for adding both interesting yeasts and bacteria and also adjuncts.
GALE’S PRIZE OLD AGE – A MARBLE BREWERY AND FULLER COLLABORATION
As collaboration beers go this is the great white whale. For years I’ve been hunting down and drinking Gales Prize Old Ale, it’s a beer for me that epitomises an amazing tradition in British brewing, vatted old ales, these beers are complex, oak aged, heavily bretted and in some cases quite tart. I find these beers to be as interesting and complex as Flanders red’s and Oud Bruin from Belgium, their mixed culture fermentations give them an initial complexity but the age of them adds significant layers of complexity. Every time I drink these beers I think about the possibilities if they were still brewed and were marketed in a different way.