Brouwerij De Molen - Meet the brewer
On Thursday 1st March, The King's Arms is honoured to welcome Menno Olivier, founder & brewmaster of De Molen brewery.
Since the founding of De Molen brewery in the historic Arkduif mill back in 2004, these Dutch masters have been consistently ranked amongst the best breweries in the world, and recognised as the primary drivers of craft beer in the Netherlands.
Despite now being an established name on the craft beer scene, they remain dedicated to pushing boundaries, innovation, the spirit of collaboration & knowledge sharing with like minded breweries. We'll be hosting Menno Olivier for an informal meet the brewer & pouring some of his finest beers.
Beers pouring on the night....
• Op & Top 4.5%
Light IPA/Bitter using European hops and late hopped with US Cascade and Amarillo.
• Hop & Liefde 4.8%
(Hop & Love) was formally known as Pale Ale Citra and one of de Molen's most popular beers. Very refreshing and very floral with lots of citrus.
• Rasputin 10.4%
Sweet imperial stout with lots of chocolate and coffee notes and hints of plums. Strong yet not overwhelming, one of De Molens finest.
• Vuur & Vlam 6.2%
A hoppy yet balanced IPA. Chinook, Cascade, Simcoe and Amarillo all shine with tropical fruit and citrus flavours. A final dryhopping with Cascade finishes off the beer in style.
• Mout & Mocca 11.5%
Rich and full imperial stout brewed with coffee. Sweet aroma with caramel malts, chocolate and coffee.
• Bommen & Granaten Brett BA 11.9%
De Molens legendary Barley Wine aged in Rioja barrels with Brettanomyces yeast.
• Amarillo 9.3%
A take on the classic American Double IPA. Sweet malt backbone is the basis for a huge hit of Amarillo hops, imparting pronounced bitterness with citrus & light pine aromas.
The Kings Arms is thrilled to be hosting a first tasting of the new collab brew from Pressure Drop and Lost & Grounded
a delectable Belgian Chocolate Stout named 'How We Roll'
Co-Founder Ben Freeman shares the following -
"It’s a moderate strength smooth stout base, full of brown, chocolate and imported Belgian Special B malt and we added some authentic dark candy syrup to the kettle for an extra Belgian vibe. It fermented out with our house Belgian yeast strain but we reigned in the temperature to keep the yeast esters a little more subdued than usual. We still get all the lovely spice and phenols from the yeast, but it allows the roasted malts to join the party.
For one final twist, we hooked up with our friend Phil Landers of Land Chocolate, an artisan small batch chocolate maker in Bethnal Green. For a while we had been talking to him about using some of the shells from the cocoa bean, which are otherwise discarded as part of the chocolate production process. This seemed like a great opportunity. They retain an awesome rich chocolate flavour and after a few tasting trials we went for a load of Nicaraguan and Honduran shells fresh from roasting in the conditioning tank to provide extra chocolate flavour to the finished beer. "
LOST & GROUNDED -
• No Rest For Dancers 6.2%
A fruity & hop forward red ale with a dark red hue and blend of old and new world hops.
• Running With Sceptres 5.2%
Lost & Grounded have made their name on the back of their ingenious takes on the Lager style since hitting the ground running in 2016 & this is one of their best. A special lager beer with a blend of pilsner & vienna malts and a big hit of hops
Also pouring on the night...
PRESSURE DROP -
• Bosko IPA 6.5%
Pressure Drops straight up, punchy West Coast IPA. Sweeter, maltier & unashamedly bitter, this is a more traditional take on American IPAs than the current trend for hazy juice bombs.
• Street Porter 6.5%
A classic take on Londons own beer. Rich mouthfeel with coffee & roasted notes.