The Brewing Process at Rebellion Brewery

Brewing -Process

 

The basic brewing process requires 4 main ingredients: Water, malted grains (usually barley), hops and yeast.

It is important to know that each style of beer will have a slightly different process.

This is our basic process for a traditional ale.

 

Mashing  - Malted barley, cracked open using our mill is mixed with hot water (known as liquor in brewing terms) into a large vessel called a Mash Tun. This process extracts sugars from the malt into the water creating a hot, sweet, sugary liquid known as wort.

Boiling - The wort is sterilised by boiling for 1 hour in a vessel called a Copper/Kettle. Hops are then added to the boil to give the beer its bitterness, flavour and aroma.

Late Hopping - The wort is transferred from the Copper to a vessel called a Hop Back, where it is sprayed over a bed of hops, soaking through them and giving the beer additional aroma. Each hop variety is chosen for its aroma characteristics, which can range from fresh citrus or tropical fruit, to spicy, floral or piney. The wort is then cooled quickly to 21°C through a heat exchanger on the way to the fermentation tank. Air is mixed with the wort to help the yeast during fermentation.

Fermentation - Now in a fermentation tank, yeast is added to the wort and it now becomes known as beer. The live yeast converts the sugars to alcohol, producing a complex mix of flavours and aromas. The temperature is controlled between 19°C and 24°C and this primary fermentation period lasts 3 to 5 days.

Conditioning - Towards the end of the primary fermentation, after most of the sugar is converted to alcohol the beer is cooled to 6°C, slowing fermentation down. The tank is sealed for 3 to 4 days to add condition to the beer, as fermentation continues slowly the sediment settles to the bottom of the tank. Beer destined to be bottled into 500/330ml bottles may be left for a few additional days to increase its condition and to improve its clarity.

Filtering - Once ready for packaging, the beer is sent through a centrifugal filter which separates the solids and beer, improving clarity and quality of the final product.

Packaging- Once through the centrifuge, beer can be sent to be filled into one of four different packages.

  • Bottled Beers. The beer is sent through a fine filter before it's bottled.
  • Traditional Casks. Beer with some yeast remaining is filled into the casks with the addition of finings and isinglass to help the beer settle once in a pub's cellar. The small amount of yeast that makes it into the casks allows a secondary fermentation to take place within the cask. This adds to the beers condition, flavour and body.
  • Kegs. Beer to be filled into kegs and 12 litre mini barrels is filtered to improve clarity before being filled into the kegs.
  • Small Retail Pack. Draught beer sold through our shop is sent to a holding tank where it's filled into 1, 3, 5 litre containers to be taken home and enjoyed. 

 

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Rebellion Hazy Pale

Fruity and Tropical 4.3%

 
Sizes Currently Available
  • 1 Litre Bottles
 
 

Rebellion IPA

Copper Session Bitter 3.4%

 
Sizes Currently Available
  • 1 Litre Bottles
  • 3.3 Litre Bottles
  • 5 Litre Kegs
  • 18 Pint Bottles
  • 22 Pint Mini Barrel
  • 72 Pint Firkins
 
 

Rebellion Smuggler

Well Hopped Amber Ale 4.2%

 
Sizes Currently Available
  • 1 Litre Bottles
  • 3.3 Litre Bottles
  • 5 Litre Kegs
  • 18 Pint Bottles
  • 22 Pint Mini Barrel
 
 

Rebellion Overthrow

Extra Pale & Crisp 4.3%

 
Sizes Currently Available
  • 1 Litre Bottles
  • 3.3 Litre Bottles
  • 5 Litre Kegs
  • 18 Pint Bottles
  • 22 Pint Mini Barrel
 
 

Rebellion Roasted Nuts

Reddish Brown & Fruity 4.6%

 
Sizes Currently Available
  • 22 Pint Mini Barrel
 
 

Blonde Bottle

Golden & Refreshing 4.3% 500ml

 
Sizes Currently Available
  • Single Bottle
  • Case of 12 Bottles
  • Mixed case 2 Beers
 
 

Red Bottle

Deep Red & Malty 4.5% 500ml

 
Sizes Currently Available
  • Single Bottle
  • Case of 12 Bottles
  • Mixed case 2 Beers
  • Mixed case 3 Beers
  • 2 Bottle + Glass Pack
  • 3 Bottle Presentation Pack
  • 4 Bottle + Glass Pack
 
 

24 Carat Bottle

Golden, Hoppy & Bittersweet 5% 500ml

 
Sizes Currently Available
  • Single Bottle
  • Case of 12 Bottles
 
 

Roasted Nuts Extra

Deep Ruby, Complex & Flavoursome 5.8% 500ml

 
Sizes Currently Available
  • Single Bottle
  • Case of 12 Bottles
  • Mixed case 3 Beers
 
 

Lager Bottle

Crisp & Refreshing 4.4% 330ml

 
Sizes Currently Available
  • Single Bottle
  • Case of 12 Bottles
  • 2 Bottle + Glass Pack
  • 3 Bottle Presentation Pack
  • 4 Bottle + Glass Pack
 
 

Black

Rich & Complex Stout 5.2% 330ml

 
Sizes Currently Available
  • Single Bottle
  • Case of 12 Bottles
 
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