Mescan Brewery’s second Virtue is a sell-out. JP McMahon’s Aniar snap up last bottles

Mescan Brewery’s second Virtue is a sell-out
JP McMahon’s Aniar snap up last bottles

Mescan Brewery’s series of Seven Virtues beers is going down a storm with beer and food lovers. The series of seven one-off brews take the beer lover on an eclectic zythological voyage.

The second release, Mescan Lambik, sold out very quickly with well known Chef J.P. McMahon taking the very last bottles for his Michelin restaurant Aniar in Galway.

Lambik is a wild and unconventional beer which has its origins in the Pajottenland region of Belgium; it differs from most other beers as it is fermented through exposure to wild yeasts and bacteria. This results in a distinctive dry, vinous, and cidery flavour. It could be described as the sourdough of beers.
Don’t despair however if you think you’ve missed out on the Mescan Lambik, Cillian Ó Móráin has reassuring words. “We’ve brewed a second batch of Lambik”, says Cillian, “It’s maturing in oak barrels at this very moment and once it’s ready, we will be releasing it onto the market. We’re very encouraged by its progress so far”. However it won’t be ready for at least 6-8 months as the maturing process can’t be rushed. As always, the Mescan brewers won’t bottle and release it until flavours are at their absolute optimum.

The third of the Mescan Seven Virtues series with a rather intriguing working title of Carnal Knowledge is almost ready and will be bottled soon. The brewers are tight lipped about the details of this beer saying only that it's 7% 'ish' and packed with flavour. We won't have too long to wait to find out more as they plan to release it towards the end of the summer.

Watch out for this and other offerings in the Seven Virtues series as they are released over the coming year.
Mescan beers are available in selected off licences and supermarkets, O’Briens Wine Shops and through the website

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