A relatively youthful outfit, Purity Brewing Co. has nevertheless come a long way since it’s inception and it is not only the quality of it’s beers which have market Purity out as a brewery to watch in the coming years. It has made a commitment to the environment and the community , the type of which is often overlooked by bigger companies. In particular their treatment of waste water through a succession of natural methods is one which could be applied more generally throughout the industry.
Paul Halsey is the man behind the brand and before heading out on his own, he had worked in the brewing industry for a number of years, starting out at Bass, then moving on to restaurant management. Halsey cites German brewing methods as his influence and there’s nothing wrong with that.
Purity Brewing Co. actually only produces three beers as follows:
- Mad Goose: a light copper Pale Ale brewed at 4.2%
- Pure Gold: a golden ale brewed at 3.8%
- Pure UBU: a premium amber beer brewed at 4.5%
A brewery of this quality has also won its fair share of awards including the Gold Award in the Champion Best Bitters in the 2009 SIBA National Beer Competition (Pure UBU), Gold in the same competition for Mad Goose (Best Bitter) and Pure Gold (Bitters and Pale Ales) as well as several smaller awards and recommendations. CAMRA has consistently judged Purity’s efforts as award winners and Pure UBU recently won silver at the 2010 International Beer Challenge and can now call itself won of the world’s top 50 beers.
With the influence of German brewing techniques, it’s no surprise that Purity imports several top quality German brews – Maisels Weiss (5.2%), Veltins Pilsner (4.8%) and Bernard Lager (3.8% – and these can be purchased through the Purity’s website. Cider fans are not neglected and the website also offers for sale Hogan’s Draught Cider (4.5%), direct from the nearby Warwickshire cidery. Check it out; this is a brewery with a bright future.