Omnipollo: Whose Round Is It Anyway?
Sean Clarke, head honcho at the Moor Market’s Beer Central, showcases his craft brewery of the month and recommends some of their finest tipples.
Well, what a beerific month October was! Sheffield CAMRA hosted its annual Beer Festival down at Kelham Island Museum to a fantastic reception. The 43rd Steel City Beer Festival lasted four days and brought thousands of visitors, offering around 300 beers, ciders and perries for all to enjoy. Bring on next year!
This month’s column takes us overseas for the first time – but this isn’t a static brewery; this is a beer company, a brewer that loves to travel the world!
The award-winning Omnipollo company was founded in Sweden during 2011 by Henok Fentie and Karl Grandin. Back in 2009/10 Henok lived for a year in Belgium, studying at university and enjoying the fantastic beer scene. He was a keen homebrewer and wanted to scale up a homebrew recipe in order to sell commercially in Sweden. In 2010 he was introduced to Karl by a mutual friend and they talked all day about beer, design and music – one of the subjects being Sheffield band Cabaret Voltaire! Not long after Omnipollo was born. Henok is the lead brewer and creates the recipes; Karl is lead designer, focusing on brand design and bottles, and it’s said that he uses his dreams whilst asleep to inspire his startling images.
Stunning beers, stunning designs – try them and enjoy the ride!
Noa Pecan Mud
An 11% Imperial Stout which has layer after layer of chocolate and pecans – this beer is nuts!
Magic #3.5 Pineapple Gose
A German-style sour wheat beer brewed with rock salt, conditioned on pineapple and lightly dry-hopped.
Ten speciality malts make up this majestic imperial stout and it’s conditioned on heaps of coffee and vanilla beans. Simple, yet complex.
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