Suffolk-based German craft brewery, The Krafty Braumeister, has launched weekly brewery tours and mini kegs.
Krafty handcrafts beers in small batches using traditional German brewing techniques. It follows the German purity law of brewing (Reinheitsgebot), meaning that the only ingredients it uses are malted grains, hops, yeast and
All Krafty’s beers are vegan friendly and free from added sugars and supplements. The firm’s microbrewery is open for tours and tastings on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Visitors can dive into German beer culture and learn about its history and differences. Each guest is able to try Krafty’s beers, accompanied by German snacks and traditional Bavarian Oompah music.
In addition to being able to order Krafty’s six core beers in 500ml bottles, beer lovers can now order five-litre mini kegs directly from the brewery’s website for UK-wide delivery. The new mini kegs contain approximately nine pints and are ideal for small get togethers, barbecues and party celebrations.
There are four main steps that The Krafty Braumeister does differently to most other breweries. Krafty freshly grinds the malt grains on brewing day to ensure that the grains’ full flavour ends up in the beer and doesn’t evaporate through long storage. Krafty then uses step-infusion to prolong the brewing process and to ensure that the sugars within the grains get into the beer.
During mashing, temperatures are increased in stages, ranging from approximately 40°C to 78°C. The sugars found in the beers are solely produced from the grains. The company doesn’t add chemicals to speed up the fermentation process, nor does it add finings to clear up the beer’s appearance.
Krafty’s beers are not filtered to ensure that all the natural full flavours and aromas are maintained. Before decanting into bottles and kegs, Krafty adds fresh yeast and unfermented wort into the fermenting vessel – a process called ‘Kraeusening’. This continues the carbonation process and ensures that carbon dioxide is produced naturally in the bottle, which adds refreshing fizziness. For more information, click here.