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Mmmm... (Chestnut) Beer

Those nice people at Waitrose are importing two of the Pietra beers from Corsica.

Pietra is a dark long-fermentation beer made with chestnut flour alongside the normal malt and hop mix, while Columba is a white wheat beer with herbal aromas based on the scent of the maquis.

Excellent stuff, and thank goodness for a supermarket that's willing to experiment.

However, I'm still looking forward to Whole Foods Market opening in London next year. The beer selection in the US stores is superb, and mainly micro-brewed stuff at very good prices. Here's hoping that they do the same over here.

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spride
Jul. 10th, 2006 01:07 pm (UTC)
> the beer selection in the US stores is superb

Yesh it ish.
sbisson
Jul. 10th, 2006 01:10 pm (UTC)
Whole Foods Market are definitely a [tick] in the "reasons for living in the US" boxes...
(Anonymous)
Jul. 10th, 2006 03:17 pm (UTC)
Oh yes. Shame there's so many crosses in the 'reasons not to' column.
spride
Jul. 10th, 2006 03:18 pm (UTC)
Oh yes. Shame there's so many crosses in the 'reasons not to' column.
devilgate
Jul. 10th, 2006 01:24 pm (UTC)
Your Whole Foods Market link is broken.

I wonder whether they'll be as expensive as Fresh & Wild.
sbisson
Jul. 10th, 2006 01:27 pm (UTC)
The Waitrose one was too! Fixed them both, ta...
cobrabay
Jul. 10th, 2006 01:48 pm (UTC)
I've tried both of those Pietra beers, they're both very good. I had some of the chestnut beer last night.
surliminal
Jul. 10th, 2006 03:57 pm (UTC)
God I loved berkeley Whole Foods market - any chance they'll expand out of London?
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