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Bottling Vitesse Noir

Is it really two years since I was last at Hardknott Brewery when we brewed the first batch of Vitesse Noir? Unfortunately, scheduling issues prevented me from making the trip up when this (third) batch was brewed but luckily Dave and I synchronised our diaries well enough for me to get there last Wednesday when the bottling run was planned, so i think the ‘brewed in collaboration with aletalk’ still holds good. Things have really changed since my last visit… Expansion into the unit next door, many more fermenters, more staff and a sparkly new bottling machine all the way [...]

Vitesse Noir

Vitesse Noir – The beer I helped brew

Here’s what Hardknott Dave has to say about the beer we brewed…… Hardknott releases Cumbria’s biggest beer in defiance of Government High Strength Beer Duty Hardknott are launching the biggest, strongest and boldest beer to be commercially made in Cumbria. Vitesse Noir is a massive triple imperial stout laden with the very best coffee from Latin America, French chocolate by Valrhona, considered one of the worlds foremost cocoa producers and vanilla from Papua New Guinea. This is a desert beer best enjoyed with the finest chocolate tart your pâtissier can muster and weighs in at a mighty 11% ABV. Dave Bailey runs [...]