Curious Brewery, the brewery owned by English winemaker, Chapel Down, has announced the launch of Curiouser & Curiouser: Chapter 2.

The release of the elderflower saison marks the second addition to the series of limited edition batch beers, each produced with a winemaker’s twist.

Curiouser & Curiouser: Chapter 2 is produced in collaboration with London-based brewery, Brew By Numebrs.
The beer, which will be available in limited quantities, recreates flavours from the classic English grape varietal Bacchus, which is one of the flagship grapes for Chapel Down’s wines. These notes are complemented by the dry and fruity qualities of Brew By Numbers’ house saison yeast, and amplified further by the floral notes of hallertau blanc and huell melon hops.

Chapel Down’s head winemaker, Josh Donaghay-Spire, said: “With Curiouser & Curiouser: Chapter 2 we have strived to create a new, exciting and forward-thinking beer that is as focused on quality as it is drinkability, crafted with our winemakers care and finesse.

“Whether it is developing new styles, adapting established ones, or shining a light on more enigmatic techniques, Brew By Numbers crafts each beer with the same level of care, attention and respect that we pride ourselves with here at Chapel Down. Brew By Numbers align perfectly with our own goals of producing great, high-quality beer and of always staying curious.”

Curious Brewery managing director, Gareth Bath, said: “We couldn’t be more thrilled with this second chapter to the range. At the ehart of what we do is an unquenchable thirst to learn and discover, so we try to be fearless in breaking convention and challenging the status quo in our search for great taste. Curiouser & Curiouser epitomises this, and the inspiration we take form craft is coupled with the care that winemakers bring to wine.

“For anyone who thinks of themselves as only a wine-drinker, I’d encourage them to give this a try and to explore the overlap between our premium beers and the wines they love.”