Asahi’s craft brewery, Meantime, has launched a new beer made with hibiscus flowers.
Tea ‘N Biscus is ‘intensely fruity’, brewed with hibiscus flowers. Based on the classic northern European beer style saison, the 4.5% ABV Tea ‘N Biscus delivers ‘full-bodied fruity aromas’, imparted by the fresh hibiscus. Generally used in exotic tea blends, the hibiscus flowers give the beer a tart and fruity flavour, and vividly pink colour.
It will join Meantime’s Pilot Series of experimental brews, which the London-based company began in April 2016. One of the series’ latest offerings was a collection of four fruity beers launched in September.
The launch is the first of its kind since Asahi completed the acquisition of Meantime from SABMiller in October. It has since recorded profit up 20% to almost ¥27 billion ($234.8 million) following the acquisition of Miller Brands, which also included Peroni and Grolsch.
Brewed by Meantime’s Chris Andrews, Tea ‘N Biscus is a limited-edition beer available in a select number of outlets across London.
Meantime will also offer a limited run of 330ml bottles while stocks last.
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