Northern Monk and Seabrook brew 'world first' crisp-flavoured beer
Believe it or not somebody actually made crisp-flavoured beer. Amazing. Northern Monk, a brewery founded in 2013 and based in Leeds, and Seabrook, a 76-year-old company which began as a fish and chip shop in Bradford, teamed up to create two special edition beers: The Cheese & Onion Lager, a 5.4% lager with "notes of cheese and onion", and The Prawn Cocktail Gose, a 5% sour beer with a "distinct saltiness".
First teased on April 1, everybody automatically assumed this was just an April Fool's Joke but 10 days later these two beers were actually released and are still available, priced at £3.50, on Northern Monk’s online shop.
Russell Bisset, founder of Northern Monk said: “After one of the most challenging periods in recent history, we decided to take this quest into uncharted territory, creating an experience that would make people laugh – or grimace actually – as lockdown lifts".
Northern Monk isn't new to this. The independent brewery has created several 'unusual' and award-winning beers. In 2019, for example, they produced the Bloody Mary Porter and a two-course roast dinner beer in partnership with frozen food specialist Aunt Bessie's.