15 years ago Oxfordshire based couple, The Keenes, set up a brewery to make a proper English lager.
Cotswold lager is brewed in Bourton on the Water but it takes its inspiration from the German brewers of Bavaria. Only malt, hops, water and yeast are used in the brewing process, plus a bit of time for “lagering” (4 weeks at least). The beers aren’t pasteurised and there are no additives or preservatives. The beers are VEGAN, since no finings are used, which is better for us and fish!
The long matured range is ground breaking as Cotswold push the boundaries of lager; long maturing (lagering) our beers for upto 12 months. It has been a leap in the dark as lagering for this long has never been attempted commercially before in the UK; the change in flavour from week to week has been fascinating and a test of brewer’s skill in knowing when to package the lager.
Whatever difficulties life throws in the mix, it really is too short to drink bad lager; so, order a case of the real stuff now and you won’t regret it!