St Peter’s extends into cider with new Crafted range

19 May, 2016

St Peter’s Brewery has launched a new Crafted range, featuring new products – including its first foray into the cider market – all packaged in smaller 330ml versions of its iconic oval bottle.

The brewer’s first ever cider, St Peter’s Cider, is a 4.6% abv “refreshing, dry and crisp” cider, carrying a fresh uplifted apple aroma.

The range also includes St Peter’s Black IPA, which is a 7% abv crafted IPA; it is black in colour and heavily hopped. It has a sweeter flavour with a hint of raisins, sultanas, sloes and damsons as well as an aroma of dark chocolate and vanilla.

Steve Groves, head brewer at St Peter’s, describes the beer as “the Rioja of Black IPA’s”.

The brewer’s ceo, Steve Magnall, added: “There is a growing interest in real cider and we felt the time was right for us to bring something completely new to the market.

“We launched our first batch in March and completely sold out! The response has been phenomenal.
“Our new Black IPA continues our 20-year-old tradition of making the highest quality real ales, while the new bottle size will help us compete in the now highly competitive crafted ale sector.”




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