Lowlander Botanical Beers, the pioneers of botanical brewing from the Netherlands, has added a Tropical Ale to its range, just in time for Summer. Sitting at 3.8% abv, their new Islander beer is made using Lowlander’s unique botanical brewing method; a hybrid infusion of botanicals and beer, as well as herbs, spices and fruits – inspired by the trade and travel of the “Lowlanders” (the Dutch) and the use of botanicals in gin and Dutch Genever. Brewed with refreshing oranges from the Island of Curaçao in the Caribbean, and exotic dragonfruit, Lowlander Islander Tropical Ale is the perfect escape from reality. Sit back, close your eyes and let Lowlander Islander transport you to the white sandy beaches of the Caribbean – even if only for a moment!
Chief Botanical Officer and Lowlander Founder, Frederik Kampman says, “Inspired by our travels to continental beaches in Europe and slightly more tropical days in the Dutch Caribbean, we wanted to brew a beer inspired by the Island of Curaçao which would enable explorers to take life a little bit less seriously.”
Full of colours, flora and fauna, the Island of Curaçao is known for the famous Curaçao Orange. The fruit evolved from a bright orange colour and sweet taste into the green and inedible bitter Curaçao Orange. The peel however is extremely aromatic and adds a refreshing kick to Islander Tropical Ale. The dragonfruit is one of several cactus species and, just like its relatives, has a succulent stem that provides a uniquely delicious fruit. Lowlander Islander with its fruity notes and refreshing flavour, pairs brilliantly with nachos, ceviche or BBQ ribs. The taste of Caribbean food also stands up to the strong characteristics of Islander.
Following on from the success of Lowlander’s 0.00% Wit (White) Beer, the launch of Islander Tropical Ale is an adventurous next step in Lowlander’s journey. The new expression joins Lowlander’s existing range of botanically brewed beers, including White Ale, Pale Ale, I.P.A, Poorter, Grapefruit Pale Ale, Yuzu & Grapefruit Infusion, and 0.00% Wit Beer.
Lowlander Islander Tropical Ale is available to purchase online as a case of 12 from Westons Cider for £30.50 or as individual bottles from Bath Road Beers for £3.00 a bottle.
Lowlander 0.00% Zesty Zero Alcohol Beer
Perfect for enjoying at home on alcohol-free days, Netherlands botanical brewery, Lowlander Beer has you covered with its first no-alcohol beer. Brewed with reclaimed citrus peel, from bars and restaurants who use the fruit to squeeze fresh orange and lemon juice, Lowlander 0.00% Wit (White) Beer, unlike other non-alcoholic beer options, is bursting with fruity, citrus flavours.
Every year 250 million kilos of orange peel are discarded in The Netherlands. By working with PeelPioneers, who pick up and process this ‘waste’ in a circular, eco-friendly way, Lowlander are not only able to make sure each beer has the same zing and bitterness that alcohol usually provides but are also helping to reduce our collective environmental footprint.
Now that’s worth toasting to…Proost!
Lowlander 0.00% Wit Beer is available to purchase online as a case of 12 from Westons Cider for £26.55.