Our first ever “Green Hop” beer. Made with 20kg of Chinook hops that we grew ourselves at the University Farm and were handpicked by our student volunteers. Blood, sweat and tears went into making this beer. It was over 1 year in the making and a real labour of love. We hope you enjoy this one as much as we enjoyed making it!
This special edition of our Lab Session beer was a collaboration with Scottish Bioenergy to produce a Limited Edition Green Beer for St Patrick’s Day 2017. By adding a natural blue colourant extracted from algae known as Phycocyanin we were able to create a vivid green beer. Phycocyanin is a powerful antioxidant and the initial research into its production technique was originally conducted at our home, Newcastle University.
Read more about this here: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/press/news/2017/03/greenbeer/