Govinda Organic Plumage Archer Malt Edition is a very special beer indeed, Govinda Organic Plumage Archer is a Burton upon Trent style India Pale Ale made with Organic Plumage Archer Malt, a Heritage Malt Variety that was one of the first commercially bred Barley Varieties for beer, in the early 1900’s. Plumage Archer was bred by crossing a Danish Land race Variety of Barley "Plumage" with an English landrace Variety "Archer" We are only one of 3 of UK brewers to make a beer with Organic Plumage Archer Malt.
Organic Plumage Archer edition is brewed with organically grown Plumage Archer Barley a heritage variety of barley that was grown from 1905-1950’s.
Brewed to a Historical Burton upon trent Recipe & using the same methods (times ect) that would have been employed in the 1800's , Govinda Chevallier is an hommage to the India Pale Ale’s that were shipped to Calcutta to slake the Thirsts of the British Raj.
Brewed with Cheshire Water, Organic Plumage Archer Barley Malt, and hopped with Ernest, Early Keyworth & Jester, & our own feisty House Yeast strain, with no additives or flavours (not even copper finings) then tank aged for 3 months before bottling.
Tropical Fruit aromas Citrus a high bitterness & lots of peaches and pears with peppery spice. One of only a handful of beers made with Plumage Archer Malt.
Govinda Chevallier is a big mouthful of a beer, Crisp & Malty with masses of peach fruit, and apricot jam flavours back with a firm peppery spicy bitterness and a super long finish, it is a unique and rare insight into what beers from 200 years ago may have tasted of!
Ltd Edition & available now in our online shop very good independent bottle Shop.