Tipptoe Thursday Tipple- Josh pulls a Cornish Schooner
It’s Thursday again! Time to stand on our tiptoes and take a peak at the weekend. To mark the occasion this week I caught up with Barman Josh to enjoy a Schooner of Korev (pronounced cor-eff and meaning beer in Cornish), a Cornish lager from St. Austell Brewery.
So Josh, this is very exciting, we have lager on tap, but just one. Why Korev?
“It’s made not too far away so it’s local, we also like that St. Austell are still family run and most importantly we love the taste. Although it is a lager and has a crisp light taste its also got some complexity of flavour that other largers often lack. Before the revamp we use to sell so many bottles that with all the space behind the new bar it seemed right to get Korev on tap.”
What goes in to Korev and how is it made?
“It’s made with Cornish Spring water, a Cornish barley malt developed especially for Korev, three different types of hop and St. Austell’s unique larger yeast. The brewing process is somewhere between a lager and a real ale.”
It tastes delicious, really crisp and fresh but intriguing honey and bitter flavours. How would you describe it?
“It’s fresh, crisp and clean with a lot more to offer than most lagers. They have done well to get the sweet-bitter balance right.”
That was a lovely treat, i am looking forward to next Thursday already. If you’d like to get yourself a nice cold schooner of Korev come down and enjoy it at our beautiful new bar with a bowl of mussels and some ‘nduja on toast.