Our latest limited edition beer, Insular Art, is the official beer for the Lindisfarne Gospels Durham.
The beer began life as a mere 2 cask brew for entry into battle of the beers at Bishop Auckland Food Festival’s Beer & Wine Festival, in which the ale triumphed over some other very established & respected local breweries after it won over both the public and a judging panel, featuring celebrity chefs The Fabulous Baker Brothers. Being the winner, the brew gained the honour of the Lindisfarne Gospels Durham’s official while they are exhibited in the city this Summer.
While the name ‘Insular Art’ refers to the elaborate style of the Lindisfarne Gospels, which is a masterpiece of medieval book painting, from receiving the competition brief the beer we wanted he beer need to recreate key flavours of herbs and honey of the famous drink synonymous with the holy island Lindisfarne Mead. It uses herbal hops and honey within the fermentation and herbal, spice & honey notes really shine through.
Around 50,000 people have now been to visit the Lindisfarne Gospels in Durham but as it’s only around until September – as is Insular Art – you’ll need to get in there quick.
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