In the 2nd Gastronomy Fair, which was organized for the second year, by the importing company DEALS, we found ourselves over there in order to try beers. The new beers from the America that the company started to import, but also the new beer from ELIXI S.A Company, well known for the production of the beer Delphi. Why ELIXI was in the Gastronomy Fair? DEALS, has the distribution of Delphi beer among other labels.
So we found ourselves there, with Danae and Periklis (who cared for the exceptional Valrhona chocolates introduced by DEALS) at Intercontinental. Our street was already designed, as it had darts on the floor to lead us to ELIXI.
On the table a known black bottle of 750ml, with a white writing label. Right next to it a same bottle but this time smaller, at 375ml. Same characteristics, same name Delphi! The “small sister” is now a fact! The small bottle with the same simple style will start being on the shelves in 10-15 days.
A look next to it, the “new kid” of the ELIXI. The Marea, an Ale that each batch will be special, since the comic that exists on the label will not be constantly the same. According to the label, Marea is a Double Malt Ale beer, at 5.4% made from 5 different cereals and is distinguished by mature taste and aromas of citrus and dried fruits. Double fermented unfiltered and unpasteurised, with deep golden color and amber highlights, combines the slightly sweet taste of cereal with the bitterness of the hops, leaving a strong and lasting aftertaste.
In a bottle of 330 and with a very interesting label which moves our imagination, with the story that shows. Not at all minimalist, as Delphi, the new beer is Ale that can find a position in pubs and bars, in places that until now Delphi was struggling due to the size and the specific characteristics which distinguish it from a simple-classic Pilsner. The beer we tested did not help us to understand particular aromas because of the plastic cup and the serving temperature, were not appropriate for the Marea.
Closing up we should say that purees, tea, spirits and wine by DEALS were there. Along with them and the second Greek microbrewery beer which DEALS distributes and I am referring to the Cycladic beer NISSOS. Bear in mind that DEALS, was declared by electronic voting of BeerBartender Awards «Best Greek Import Company” and the ELIXI Brewery won two awards for its beer Delphi, «Best Newcomer 2013 ‘and’ Best Packaging-Label Beer.”
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