GUEST POST - Introducing Freedom’s Sustainable, Vegan Beers Brewed with a Conscience - the Perfect Accompaniment to Your Ethical Wedding Day
24th February 2020
Freedom Brewery, based in the rural heart of Staffordshire have been brewing their sustainable, vegan-friendly beers for nearly 25 years. Free from constraints, Freedom prioritises great flavours brewed with a conscience.
A Sustainable Brewer
Established in London in 1995 they moved out of the city to pursue a more sustainable way of brewing after realising the impact of brewing. It can take up to 5 pints of water to make 1 pint of beer with the wastewater requiring treatment due to the use of cleaning chemicals.
After relocating to a farm in Staffordshire Freedom created a natural reed-bed filtration system for all their wastewater. Rather than pumping the water down a drain to a treatment plant nature takes care of it. The roots and reeds that cascade down the hill naturally clean the water before being returned to the water supply free from chemicals and nourishing the local environment.
Refined Flavours & Vegan-Friendly
Freedom’s beers are all naturally carbonated, matured for a minimum of 28 days and unpasteurised to protect their delicate flavours. Most mainstream lagers will mature their beers for a few days, however, Freedom’s head brewer Jonathan Smith found maturing the beer for longer gives it a cleaner, more refreshing taste and along with the natural carbonation a finer champagne-like bubble.
The extra maturation and sterile filtration method also mean Freedom don’t need to add isinglass finings (fish bladders) to produce their golden clear beers making them completely vegan-friendly.
Freedom are fiercely independent and have been since they started. They firmly believe in prioritising great flavours, done right, for everyone to enjoy. Freedom do not believe in compromising or cutting corners with how they brew their beers.
Freedom brewery are lager specialists, brewing beers that are light, easy to drink and sessionable. They keep it simple with just 4 ingredients (water, malted barley, hops and yeast). You won’t find any mango milk or other nonsense in their beers!
Currently, Freedom make 4 beers including their headline lager, Helles, Pills and Pale. Their headline lager is a perfectly balanced, clean and refreshing lager that is a treat with most foods.
The Helles is a light and floral beer, slightly sweeter than the lager. Its name comes from the type of hop used called Hallertau Tradition which has a wonderfully earthy and grassy character with a hint of nectar fruits. This beer is also organic and accredited by The Soil Association.
Freedom’s Pils beer is reminiscent of the great Czech beers with a modern twist. It’s the perfect romance of bitterness and sweetness. The Pils goes great with a selection of cheeses and brings out the rich character of the beer.
Finally, the aromatic pale ale is Freedom’s take on the popular craft beers that have flooded the market but made with their ethos around sustainability and easy-drinking flavours. This beer is packed with flavours from the strong American hops but still has a delicate balance of flavour making it a pleasure to drink.
You can find Freedom’s beers available across the UK in lots of independent bars and restaurants.
Click to visit the Freedom Brewery website to find out how you can stock their lagers at your wedding!
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