Purity Brewing Company brewed its first beer out of a converted barn located in Warwickshire in 2005...
Co-founders Paul Halsey and Jim Minkin, with brewer Flo Vialin, strive to make craft beers to the highest standards while respecting the environment. Spent grains are re-used as cattle feed, yeast goes to feed pigs and the hops are used as fertiliser. At Purity, for every pint brewed, three pints of water are returned back to nature. Brewery waste water goes through a five month, nine step wetland cleaning process where the water is naturally cleaned and filtered through ponds, ditches, reeds, a weir, trees and aquatic plants. The five year old wetland has now become a wildlife sanctuary attracting moorhens, ducks, geese, Canada geese, hawks and many other birds.
Purity’s beers are sourced from only the finest raw ingredients available. The water is sourced locally and the Malt is from East Anglia. The hops are selected every year by the Brewing team, not only to make sure they have a consistent supply throughout the year, but also to ensure that the hops are of premium quality. Purity uses their own strain of yeast, kept fresh so that it may be re-used brew after brew, which imparts aromas and fruitiness to the beers. Purity‘s ‘Pure UBU‘ is a combination blend of English Maris Otter, Crystal, Black and Wheat Malts, with Hallertau Northern Brewer and Cascade hops.
Purity is proud to boast a new, high-tech level of brewing equipment: a mash/wort kettle, a lauter tank, a whirlpool and a hop back. The lauter tank separates the wort from the spent grain, giving a clear wort, while the whirlpool ‘purifies‘ the wort by removing proteins. Following this, the ‘hop back‘ gives a unique aroma to the Purity ales. Throughout the whole process, rigorous quality control testing is undertaken, from analysis of the water and Malt to the testing of final products before release to the trade. All checks are undertaken in-house by members of the brewing team. Purity is one of the most eco-friendly breweries in the UK. From the spent grain, to the spent hops and yeast, every element of the brewing process is recycled.
Winner of seven awards, the UBU is a strong, dark beer, that is distinctive and full in flavour with a sweeter finish. Amber-toffee in colour, it combines the bittering characters of the Northern Brewer hops with aromatic notes from the exciting American Cascade variety. The Cascade contributes light, orange peel aromas to the nose, which fight through the richer, malty overtones. The palate is nutty, sweet and notably quaffable.
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