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12th February 2019


No less than four brews from Burton upon Trent’s 600-pint-a-week experimental DE14 nanobrewery will be on stand 162 at this year’s Craft Beer Rising, at The Old Truman Brewery, from 21-23 February.

DE14, the local Burton postcode, is where the team of Marston’s brewers have been testing the science behind brewing; experimenting with ingredients and techniques to create new and exciting beers, whilst pushing the boundaries of what is beer’ly possible.

The most extravagantly mind-filtering of these four brews from DE14 is ‘Chapadao’.

This 5% ABV cold brew coffee ale has been percolated to perfection by Ben Barker, owner of Artemis Cold Brew Coffee Company.  For February, DE14’s Chapadao small batch brew is available exclusively from Craft Beer Rising in London, and at Artemis’s own headquarters in Doncaster.

Ben was winner of Marston’s Brewery’s 2018 ‘Brew Your Own Beer’ competition, which encourages experimental would-be consumer-brewers to do their damnedest whilst building upon the ‘From Burton With Love’ strapline, and celebrating Burton on Trent as “the spiritual home of brewing.”

Ben set out to create a coffee ale using his very own cold-brew concentrate.  Working alongside DE14’s Rafik Abidi, Ben dreamt of making his beer different from the usual heavily sludgy coffee porters and stouts that he had tried before, whilst using hops to draw out the fruitiness of his cold brew.  Ben used Extra Pale Ale malts and malted wheat, hopped with the classic American 4 C’s – Cascade, Chinook, Columbus and Citra (late hop).  With his own cold brew added during fermentation, this is a light copper beauty.

The DE14 Team will be offering Chapadao at Craft Beer Rising in a choice of three servings:

Straight up

Stencilled with ‘DE14’ (powdered pale ale grist) as a breakfast topping, shaken from a dredge

With a topping of Marston’s award-winning Owd Roger, dispensed from a pin, to blend new with old in a re-creation of classic cocktails

Joanne Wyke, marketing manager at Marston’s, comments:

“Ben has taken a really interesting and different approach to brewing a coffee ale using his very own cold brew concentrate.  Ben’s freshly roasted coffee is ground coarsely, then steeped in filtered water for 12-24 hours, before being triple filtered for clarity and refreshment.  His coffee is sourced from Brazil at direct trade level, which encourages sustainability at farm level.  We are really excited to see the results of his beer and share Chapadao with drinkers at Craft Beer Rising”.

Three further DE14 Brews will be available for sampling:

Freefall Saison, in keykeg, 7.4% abv

Free Fall is a farmhouse-styled Saison Ale brewed with pilsner malt to deliver a sweet malty beer. It is fermented using a Belgian Saison yeast, which creates distinct fruity aromas and sweet malty flavours, with a pleasant dryness and moreish after taste.

4-Track Hopped Lager, in keg, 4.6% abv

Named after the first multi-track recording machines found in recording studios in the 1950’s, this beer is quad-hopped to deliver a refreshing, well-rounded lager with a tempting hop aroma. The cold-conditioning adds a real depth of flavour, not always associated with lagers.

Carousel, in keg, 5.5% abv

This is a juicy double dry-hopped, hazy IPA.  Brewed with Extra Pale Ale malt, wheat and naked oats, it is hopped with Cascade for bittering, and a combination of Amarillo, Citra, Mosaic, Chinook, Columbus and Simcoe for mid- and late-hopping, plus a first and second dry hop.



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