Brew By Numbers teams up with Bimber Distillery for series of collaborations
Brew By Numbers and Bimber Distillery have released their first collaboration beer.
The 10% abv BBNo x Bimber Imperial Stout uses the brewer’s classic Imperial Stout recipe to showcase Bimber’s whisky.
The beer started with a complex malt bill, including Golden Promise, oat, Cara, chocolate, roast and smoked malt alongside muscovado sugar in the boil, contributing fermentable sugars, colour and a rich and rounded body.
This “big, sweet and roasty” stout was left to condition in tank for two months. Oak chips were soaked in Bimber’s ex-bourbon oak cask single malt whisky and these were then added post-fermentation to the base stout, along with organic cacao nibs, Madagascan vanilla pods and washed Columbian coffee from a leading London roastery.
The brewer said the resulting beer is “incredibly complex, rich and well-balanced, with the distinct Bimber whisky profile”.
Brew By Numbers was set up in South London in 2012 while Bimber Distillery was founded in 2015 in West London.
The Imperial Stout is the first in a series of collaboration projects between the two producers.
Brew By Numbers founder, Tom Hutchings, said: “This release is the first step in a series of collaborations with Bimber. Having taken several casks of their first fill ex bourbon single malt, we decided to age an Imperial Stout in these incredible vessels.
"They are currently resting in our Peckham barrel store for release later in the year –a huge stout with a pure barrel-aged whisky expression. Once these are emptied for packaging, the casks will return to Bimber where they will be used for an upcoming project inside the walls of the North Acton distillery.