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23rd April 2013

Pete Brown’s Dissolution

Pete Brown's Dissolution Lens.jpg

Award-winning beer writer Pete Brown has collaborated with Brains to produce Dissolution – an abbey-style Belgian dubbel.

Dissolution is the first collaboration Continental Beer from the craft brewery. In their second Annual Challenge, Brains have invited writers and bloggers, including Robyn Black from The Publican’s Morning Advertiser and Adrian Tierney-Jones, to develop their ‘ultimate Continental Beer’. There are a range of styles planned including a Schwarzbier, a Marzen and a Saison.

Pete – author of Shakespeare’s Local – chose to brew a 6.0% abbey-style dubbel traditionally brewed by the Trappist monks of Belgium. The result is a dark, full bodied and complex beer full of rich and fruity plum flavours with a sweet raisin aroma and a spicy, warming finish.

Bill Dobson, head brewer at Brains, said: “The craft brewery has given us the opportunity to brew with a number of guest brewers as part of our annual challenges, which last year resulted in an eclectic mix of IPAs. This year’s continental theme is turning out to be similarly exciting, and Pete’s beer is a great style to start the Challenge.”

All seven Continental Beers, including one from Brains, will be independently judged at an event in December. The winning beer will become part of Brains’ beer festival programme.

The first Annual Challenge was the ‘Ultimate IPA’ and saw the likes of Melissa Cole, Simon Martin, aka Mr Real Ale Guide, and Tim Hampson brew their take on an IPA with Brains. Crowned the Ultimate IPA was Boilermaker, which was brewed with Ben McFarland and Tom Sandham from Thinking Drinkers.

Dissolution will be available in selected Brains craft beer houses from Monday 22nd of April in both keg and cask. For a full list of stockists visit

Tasting Notes

Dissolution was brewed in collaboration with award winning beer writer Pete Brown and is a Belgian abbey-style dubbel brewed with Munich and Dark Crystal malts, Saaz and Styrian Golding hops and a traditional Trappist Ale yeast. This dark, full bodied and complex beer is full of rich and fruity plum flavours with a sweet raisin aroma and spicy, warming finish.

Attached: Dissolution keg lens image



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