Yonder Brewing & Blending, the modern farmhouse brewery based in Somerset’s Mendip Hills, is launching a limited-edition premium craft beer and cider hybrid in time for the summer.
Brewed in collaboration with Somerset cider-maker extraordinaire Martin Berkeley, from Pilton Cider, Serpents is a 6.4% cider apple wild ale brewed with a high percentage of apple juice from two varieties of local apple and fermented with Yonder’s unique house cultures. It has the dry finish of a natural farmhouse cider balanced by the full body and sweetness from the malt, together with a slight hop bitterness.
Stuart Winstone, Founder of Yonder Brewing & Blending, says: “We are really excited to be launching our mixed fermentation beer and cider hybrid Serpents, which pulls together aspects from both disciplines. It is a beautifully balanced cider apple wild ale, which is perfect for drinking on a warm spring or summer day.”
Martin Berkeley, founder of Pilton Cider, says: “We have known Stuart and his co-founder Jasper for a long time and have talked about creating a beer and cider hybrid together for the last couple of years. 2021 seemed like the perfect year to do it, with Serpents being ideal for outdoor drinking with (socially distanced) friends in the late spring and summer.”
Yonder Beer & Brewing was founded in 2018 by Jasper Tupman and Stuart Winstone, who share a passion for foraging, fermentation and flavour. Jasper and Stuart invested everything they had to build their unique vision of carefully crafted beers with a strong sense of place. Later joined by Dave Williams as Head Brewer and Lee Calnan as Sales Director, 2020 marked the next phase of development for a small team with big ambitions: to bring innovative, modern farmhouse brewing to a wider audience in the UK and beyond.