A beer called Mothers Bruin has been brewed in collaboration with Sheffield food and drink bloggers Mashtun & Meow’ It is a gin inspired brown beer brewed with Belgian yeast, Belgian Malt and Juniper berries.
The name of the beer is a reference to gin being nicknamed ‘Mothers Ruin’ and the Belgian ‘Bruin’ style of brown ale.
It was launched at the Beer Engine in Sheffield on Wednesday 10th February with a cask versus keg event. Both versions were the same beer but the keg was served chilled and carbonated and drinkers were invited to vote on Twitter for which they preferred.
The cask version on handpump drank like a smooth bitter with a big twang of flavour in the aftertaste, the keg version seemed light, sweet and fruity. They were like two different beers, despite the cask and keg actually containing the same thing!
Your editor, in a shock bombshell, actually preferred the keg version, however Twitter spoke and the vote on the night was in favour of the cask version.