AWARD winning micro-pub Alestones is launching a brand new beer – Jelly Belly.
It’s billed as a very pale ale, infused with, you’ve guessed it, Jelly Babies.
Although this may sound a little weird the idea has successfully passed the taste test and the ale is now being produced by Woodcote Manor Brewing Co in Bromsgrove, who also produce Alestones flagship beer ‘Triple S Blonde’.
Will Taylor from Woodcote said: “The Jelly Babies are melted before being added into the brew, where the sugar in the Jelly babies is turned to alcohol by the yeast, and the remaining natural fruit flavour is left.
“We have decided to use Amarillo hops in the brew to complement the fruit, and we are thrilled with the result.”
Alestones landlord Adrian Stone added: “We came across the idea of using Jelly Babies because they natural flavourings and the sugar turns to alcohol.
“People think it will be really sweet but it has a lovely dry bitterness to it.”
The brew will be on sale from next Thursday, April 25, for about a week with plans to try it again later in the summer.
Adrian is also toying with the idea of brewing a dark stout flavoured with marshmallows and is currently working on a new cask conditioned hand-pulled lager.
For a drop of Jelly Baby or any other Alestone brew, the pub can be found in Tardebigge Court off Hewell Lane, and is open from Thursdays to Sundays.