Northern Alchemy at glug…

We love to support local breweries and jumped at the chance to stock some of the first bottles available from Northern Alchemy at glug…

Northern Alchemy is a new microbrewery working out of a converted 30 foot shipping container, lovingly known as The Lab, sited just behind The Cumberland Arms in The Ouseburn area of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Northern Alchemy logoRun by two brothers-in-law Andy Aitchison and Carl Kennedy they aim to explore what flavours can lend themselves to different beer styles.

Andy and Carl always knew that building a micro-brewery on site at The Cumberland Arms was the way forward.

Exploring everything that beer can be is Northern Alchemy’s modus operandi.

From the variations available in the malt profile to the incredible choices in hops from all around the world.

And then there are the flavours that beers can be conditioned with.

The possibilities are brilliant!

What we sell at glug…

60minclip60 Minute Continuously Hopped Pilsner (5.6%)

A collaboration with BIERREX.

A pilsner malt base continuously hopped every minute for the 60 minutes of the boil with Styrian Bobek, Delta, Motueka, Amerillo and Simcoe Hops.

Then dry hopped with Motueka, Amerillo & Simcoe.

mango-clipMango, Lime & Cracked Black Pepper Pale (4.2%)

A collaboration with The Cumberland Arms.

With Pacific Jade for bittering and Delta and Citra hops for aroma.

There is also then the late addition of black pepper to the boil.

This pale is then conditioned on fresh mangos and lime zest.

coffee-orange-clipCoffee & Orange Oatmeal Pale (4.2%)

With Sonnet hops for a very gentle bittering and Amarillo and Sonnet for the aroma.

This pale is then conditioned on Navel orange zest and cold pressed Ethiopian Hunda Oli coffee.

Passionfruit & Pineapple Sour (3.1%)

Passionfruit-sour-clipA collaboration with Andrew Mitchell and Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art.

With a malt base of Wheat and Marris Otter.

A very small addition of Simcoe in the Mash.

A soured beer using unmilled grain in the Berliner Weisse style making use of natural Lactobacillus for fermentation.

This low ABV sour is then conditioned on fresh, pulped Passionfruit & Pineapples.

Choc-MintDark Chocolate & Mint Milk Stout (5.1%)

A malt base of Pale, Crystal, Chocolate, Roasted Barley and a handful of Oats.

Gently hopped on Bramling Cross and Pacific Jade.

Lactose and 90% Cocoa Dark Chocolate are added to the late boil.

This Milk Stout is then conditioned on a whole load of torn mint leaves.

Designed as our Christmas offering 2014. Continued brewing through 2015 due to popular demand.

US-Session-clipUS Session Pale (4.1%)

A session pale made entirely with US hops.

A combination of Chinook, Pallisade and Citra, added in increasing amounts towards the end of the boil.

A malt bill made primarily with pale malt and a touch of wheat.

Want to know more?

Please note: as we deal with small suppliers, many of which make our orders from scratch or depend on seasonal ingredients, it is always best to check with us in advance if there is a specific product you want.

Thanks to Northern Alchemy for the information on this page.

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