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Grantham's gingerbread anniversary ale

Brewster's Brewery has launched a Grantham Gingerbread Beer to mark its 20th anniversary.

Founder and co-owner Sara Barton says the creation is the first of several collaboration brews using novel ingredients from a number of well-known local food businesses.

The first uses Hawken's Gingerbread, which has been made in Grantham since 2014, though Grantham made its first commercial ginger biscuits in 1740.

Sara said: The brew we are making is going to be a liquid version of a Jamaica Ginger Cake so dark and sticky! We are using ginger, mixed spice, black treacle and citrus fruit peel from the gingerbread factory. We are combining this with special malts including medium and dark crystal which give a rich dark colour and roasty raisiny notes.

The 4.8% ABV beer, named Grantham Gingerbread Beer, uses traditional English Fuggles and First Gold hops, and will be available from early June.


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