Independent, Berkshire based brewery, Siren Craft Brew, today announced the launch of a limited-edition take on its signature breakfast stout, Broken Dream.
Utilising advanced Nitro technology – a technique that inserts liquid nitrogen into the beer before the packaging process – and in turn giving the beverage a smooth and creamy texture, creates an effect that can’t be achieved through regular carbonation. The outcome, dubbed Hard Pour Broken Dream, is the result of exploring textures and experimenting with flavours – a trait of which Siren Craft Brew is widely acclaimed. This enhanced version takes the OG breakfast stout to a whole new level; at 6.5% ABV it will escort your taste buds on a smooth sailing journey to coffee and chocolate heaven.
The brand’s original breakfast stout is an indulgent amalgamation of chocolate and speciality malts, resulting in an undeniably moreish glass of goodness. In fact, it is so good that it was crowned the CAMRA Supreme Champion Beer of Britain in August 2018! What better way to celebrate the anniversary of this award than to release a
premium, limited-edition adaptation to get the Broken Dream enthusiasts’ mouths watering?
For those who may not be familiar, a Nitro beer is concocted with a slight modification of ingredients and the key twist, a dose of liquid nitrogen.
This nitrogen quickly turns to gas to replace some of the carbon dioxide, resulting in a silky-smooth texture. In terms of Hard Pour Broken Dream, the brewing wizards at Siren Craft Brew boosted the wheat proportion, increasing the levels of protein, thus improving head retention – a crucial aspect of nitro pours. This enhanced thick and creamy head entraps the natural aromas of the beer making every sip extraordinary. Hard Pour Broken Dream also uses more coffee than before, in fact an additional 50% of espresso was added to accentuate the flavours of the original. Once packaged up, the cans are left to sit for seven days, giving the nitrogen time to work its magic.
Why hard pour? I hear you say. Unlike other beers, that should be poured with care, at a steady pace, Siren Craft Brew recommends you hold the can almost completely upside down and empty its contents into your glass, causing an eruption that will quickly settle into a perfect horizon of thick silky head. For the full Nitro experience, you can purchase the beer with Siren’s specially designed Nitro-branded glass, intended to give the best possible pour and head retention.
The journey of exploring the nitro brewing world is only just starting for Siren, who is already in the process of producing more limited-edition beers to be released over the coming months. For innovative flavours and forward-thinking beers, look no further than Siren Craft Brew.
Hard Pour Broken Dream is available to purchase online and in the Siren Craft Brew Tap Yard from today (Friday 21st August). Priced at £3.80 per 440ml can or £42.00 for a 12 can box. For 10% off your first order, join the Siren mailing list at sirencraftbrew.com/newsletter
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About Siren Craft Brew
Headquartered in Berkshire, Siren Craft Brew is a passionately independent brewery that is truly believes there is a beer for everyone. Brewed and packed in Finchampstead since 2013, the multi award-winning brewery is proud of its quality, unfiltered, modern, flavour-forward beers using only the best ingredients.
Siren’s top accolades include being named the ‘Best Brewer in England’ by Ratebeer users in 2015, plus a Supreme Champion Beer of Britain award by Campaign For Real Ale in 2018.
The Siren Craft Brew range is firmly rooted in Greek mythology. It is said the sirens’ voices entwine into a complex, layered melody, and so do the ingredients that go into making great beer.
Starting seven years ago as a team of three, Siren Craft Brew has blossomed into a team of over 40 people with three million pints (five million cans) produced in 2019. Founded by Darron Anley, the modern brewery now exports to 18 countries worldwide, self-distributes throughout the UK and is now stocked by Waitrose, Morrisons, leading chains plus independent pubs, shops, and restaurants (including Michelin starred sites).
Siren Craft Brew also sells direct to the consumer through its website and on-site tap room. The company has a prolific brewing schedule, on average releasing an experimental beer every week. A drinks industry trailblazer, Siren is a leader in barrel ageing and the interplay between wood and beer.
For more information, visit the Siren Craft Brew website or connect via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.