CORK’S ELBOW LANE BREWERY BREWS ‘RESIST’
ANTI-IMPERIAL STOUT TO SUPPORT UKRAINE
Cork’s Elbow Lane micro-brewery, probably the smallest brewery in Ireland, has announced that it is creating an anti-imperial stout called Resist in support of Ukraine. This will go on sale at the end of April with all profits donated to the International Red Cross.
Resist is based on a recipe released by the Pravda Brewery in Ukraine, which is encouraging breweries around the world to make the beer in solidarity with their war effort. At Elbow Lane, this unique beer will have a kiss of beetroot to firmly root it in its Ukrainian heritage.
Elbow Lane, part of the Market Lane Group, is one of the few Irish breweries that strictly adheres to the principles of the ancient German Purity Law, “Reinheitsgebot”, which means that only four ingredients are used: malted barley, hops, yeast and water. There are no additives and the fermentation of the beer is not artificially accelerated, nor is it filtered – so it is all totally natural. “However, theSe rules will be breached in the brewing of Resist, but all for a good cause” says master brewer, Russell Garrett. In the meantime the Pravda Brewery has turned its attention to making Molotov Cocktails.
For a time, Resist specialty stout, which Garrett aims to come in at around 5% abv, will sit along the brewery’s core range of five beers which includes Elbow Lager, Angel Stout, Arrow Weisse, Wisdom Ale and Jawbone Pale Ale.
Resist will initially be available through Elbow Lane Smokehouse and Market Lane and Goldie Restaurants. Each establishment will serve the stout in a unique way and recommend dishes that will best bring out its unique characteristics.
The Market Lane Group comprises Market Lane, Goldie, ORSO, Blackrock Castle restaurants and the Elbow Lane Brewery & Smokehouse.