The Romans are coming!
York Brewery plan to conquer the export market with their brand new Cor et Anima beers, Legion IX and Imperium.
Following the fine tradition of the Roman craftsmen of Legion IX Hispana, who founded York, and brewed with ‘heart and soul’, they are destined to become legendary.
Presented initially to the domestic market from early October, Legion IX and Imperium will then forge their way into foreign markets.
All the brewers at Toft Green have been involved in the concept and creation of the Cor et Anima range, pouring their heart and soul into the project. Experimentation with malts and hops has been extensive. Fermentation methods and techniques have been reviewed, adjusted and modified. However, the end result is the triumph of passion and fervour over process and ingredients.
The finished beers combine heritage and brewing expertise with export strength.
Legion IX [6.5%] Five Hop IPA
A quintet of Amarillo, Cascade, Citra, Columbus and Simcoe hops deliver a strong and complex, citrus palate.
Imperium [7.5%] Imperial Stout
Six different malts enhanced with Northdown and Phoenix hops pack a powerful punch and commands attention.
On the international beer stage, they will be ambassadors of both the City of York and York Brewery.
York Brewery Director Andy Barker said, “To craft something is to put your heart and soul into making it. So just as the Roman craftsmen did when they laid the foundations for York, our brewers have put their all into creating the Cor et Anima range. We are proud of our brewing provenance and our team of brewers are sure they’ve created beers that will stand the test of time.”
From October 5th, both Cor et Anima beers will be available in the UK in 30ltr keg and 330ml bottles.
Neil Arden Brand Manager added, “Both Legion IX and Imperium represent a departure from our more traditional brews and shall be the first beers that we have produced designed specifically for keg and bottle only. We’re really happy with the result and are excited that they’ll soon be available overseas as well as locally.”