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The Society's English Lager (3.8%, 330ml)

Beer and Cider
A crisp, refreshing craft lager, made by Braybrooke Brewery in Market Harborough. This 'mini-Pilsner' is inspired by classic Czech lagers, made using German hops, on a Hungarian brew kit, by an Italian brewer. For us, the wonderful coming together of different cultures is precisely what makes it a very English beer indeed.
Price: £2.50 Bottle
Price: £60.00 Case of 24
In Stock
Code: BE1911

Wine characteristics

  • Beer and Cider
  • 3.8% Alcohol
  • 33cl
  • Crown cap

Braybrooke Beer Co.

This young brewery in the Leicestershire town of Market Harborough is the brainchild of three men whose business interests lay further south, in the heart of the capital. Restaurateur Luke Wilson, beer wholesaler Nick Trower and chef Cameron Emirali have busy careers in London, but seeking to exploit a perceived gap in the market they got in touch with German brewer Stephan Michel, of the renowned small and venerable brewery of Mahr’s Bräu in the Franconia region, to help them make a top-quality English lager. Stephan is hugely regarded in the brewing world and he gladly came on board to advise and mentor as Braybrooke set about brewing.

Only top quality ingredients are used at their state-of-the-art brewery, and they follow a Franconian recipe, slow-lagered (lager means to store or rest) in a process that the partners took great pains to perfect. To ensure authenticity even the barley and hops are bought from Franconia, and they even mill the barley themselves to get just what they want. The water used is put through a reverse osmosis machine to soften it and the equipment in the 10hl Brewhouse allows them precise temperature control of the mash, and unlike many breweries they use fresh, wet yeast. The lager is bottom-fermented and then matured for weeks before release, again unlike many commercial lagers. What they create is a kellerbier, a Franconian style that aims to be as refreshing as can be, but with all the flavours and characteristics of the great ingredients...
This young brewery in the Leicestershire town of Market Harborough is the brainchild of three men whose business interests lay further south, in the heart of the capital. Restaurateur Luke Wilson, beer wholesaler Nick Trower and chef Cameron Emirali have busy careers in London, but seeking to exploit a perceived gap in the market they got in touch with German brewer Stephan Michel, of the renowned small and venerable brewery of Mahr’s Bräu in the Franconia region, to help them make a top-quality English lager. Stephan is hugely regarded in the brewing world and he gladly came on board to advise and mentor as Braybrooke set about brewing.

Only top quality ingredients are used at their state-of-the-art brewery, and they follow a Franconian recipe, slow-lagered (lager means to store or rest) in a process that the partners took great pains to perfect. To ensure authenticity even the barley and hops are bought from Franconia, and they even mill the barley themselves to get just what they want. The water used is put through a reverse osmosis machine to soften it and the equipment in the 10hl Brewhouse allows them precise temperature control of the mash, and unlike many breweries they use fresh, wet yeast. The lager is bottom-fermented and then matured for weeks before release, again unlike many commercial lagers. What they create is a kellerbier, a Franconian style that aims to be as refreshing as can be, but with all the flavours and characteristics of the great ingredients standing proud as you drink it.
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Sunday Express

Made by BraybrookeBeer Co, which only makes lager, this is very balanced and delicious, withsavoury, earthy, tangy and hoppy flavours and some attractive brightness. It'smade in the same way as the...
Made by BraybrookeBeer Co, which only makes lager, this is very balanced and delicious, withsavoury, earthy, tangy and hoppy flavours and some attractive brightness. It'smade in the same way as the clessic Czech pilsners.
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- Jamie Goode

Times of Tunbridge Wells

Vegan-friendly English craft lager for Pilsner fans.From the Leicestershire/ Northamptonshire border with love comes thisscrumptious riff on the classic Czech beer style, with a crisp and clean mouthfeel, ...
Vegan-friendly English craft lager for Pilsner fans.From the Leicestershire/ Northamptonshire border with love comes thisscrumptious riff on the classic Czech beer style, with a crisp and clean mouthfeel, measured malt flavours and a dry hoppy finish that makes you want tostart drinking it all over again. It's the first beer to bear The WineSociety's name, and was made with German hops and malts by an Italian at craftlager specialists Braybrooke Beer Co, using a Hungarian brew kit. Unfilteredand unpasteurised to retain maximum flavour, it's thirst-quenching and verystylish - an ideal bottom-fermented beer for those witty conversations withfriends.
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- James Viner

Weardale Gazette

German hops,Hungarian brew kit, Italian brewer and Czech in style. Brewed especially for the Wine Society by Braybrooke Beer Co. in Leicestershire in the image of a Czech Pils and in accordance with the...

German hops,Hungarian brew kit, Italian brewer and Czech in style. Brewed especially for the Wine Society by Braybrooke Beer Co. in Leicestershire in the image of a Czech Pils and in accordance with the Reinheitsgebot, this is one of the most enjoyable Pilsners I've had! Unfiltered and unpasteurised, it's packed with flavour and simply delicious. German hops balance the sweet dried pasta-like malt giving a rounded and refreshing taste. With good head retention and a balanced 3.8% abv you can adequately refresh. It's even got the classic hoppy Pilsner finish.

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Alexander Lomas

Jewish Telegraph

The Wine Society'spale unfiltered mini-Pilsner-style lager brewed in Leicestershire is worthtrying.

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