Paolozzi Lager is a full-bodied, un-pasteurised 5.2% abv Helles Lager, which is a low bitterness style of brewing originating from Munich, where Eduardo Paolozzi lectured for more than ten years. It is brewed by Scottish, English and Canadian brewers, using ‘new-age’ Italian brewing equipment.
The lager is brewed using 100% barley malt (Lager Pils and Caramalt) and the hopped with two varieties, Saaz and Hallertau. After fermentation the beer is cold-conditioned for a further five to six weeks, to allow the flavours to develop and resulting in the beer achieving its characteristic full mouth-feel and smooth finish.
The beer will be available on draught from a number of pubs as well as in bottle from the Design Museum’s Parabola restaurant and the Albion group in London, with more listings to follow. It is also available in a 33cl bottle and in gift packs from the Edinburgh Beer Factory’s website, as well as a number of specialist beer retailers.
John Dunsmore, co-founder of the Edinburgh Beer Factory, said: “Ours is a family company, involving everyday management by my wife Lynne, my daughter Kirsty and with my sons and my friends on the tasting panel. Our aim was to design a brew to make even those who thought they didn’t like lager change their mind. Making beer is just another logical form in the expression of art. So what we are looking at is quite simply ‘beautiful beer’.
“Eduardo Paolozzi perfectly embodies our ethos: he was a true Scot, born from Italian parents, with both a European and global perspective. He was a man of imagination, who liked beauty. He believed in creating art from ordinary, everyday objects, creating the ‘Sublime in the Everyday’.”