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Mmmm… (Chestnut) Beer

Posted in Uncategorized by Simon Bisson on July 10, 2006

Those nice people at Waitrose are importing two of the Pietra beers from Corsica.

Pietra is a dark long-fermentation beer made with chestnut flour alongside the normal malt and hop mix, while Columba is a white wheat beer with herbal aromas based on the scent of the maquis.

Excellent stuff, and thank goodness for a supermarket that’s willing to experiment.

However, I’m still looking forward to Whole Foods Market opening in London next year. The beer selection in the US stores is superb, and mainly micro-brewed stuff at very good prices. Here’s hoping that they do the same over here.

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  1. spride said,

    > the beer selection in the US stores is superb

    Yesh it ish.

  2. sbisson said,

    Whole Foods Market are definitely a [tick] in the “reasons for living in the US” boxes…

  3. devilgate said,

    Your Whole Foods Market link is broken.

    I wonder whether they’ll be as expensive as Fresh & Wild.

  4. sbisson said,

    The Waitrose one was too! Fixed them both, ta…

  5. cobrabay said,

    I’ve tried both of those Pietra beers, they’re both very good. I had some of the chestnut beer last night.

  6. anonymous said,

    Oh yes. Shame there’s so many crosses in the ‘reasons not to’ column.

  7. spride said,

    Oh yes. Shame there’s so many crosses in the ‘reasons not to’ column.

  8. surliminal said,

    God I loved berkeley Whole Foods market – any chance they’ll expand out of London?


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