The island of Santorini has an important presence in the Greek historical route. The Greek island, with developed trade in the past, while today is one of the most popular vacation destinations. It’s considered ideal destination for couples that want to enjoy the romantic sunset. A few years go the Santorinian wines were the most common species traded.
Santorini has notable characteristic rocks due to the volcano. It’s also has a lot of vines from which they produce local Vinsato wine. It also has people who, since today they are dreaming about tomorrow. One of those people is the business man Mr. Petros Nomikos. He dreamed about a brewery which will use Cycladic ingredients for its beer production.
With these as the basis, the production of the blond beer Volkan started its production in winter of 2011 in the island of Santorini. The Volkan Blonde, is obtained with authentic Santorinian water, which is filtered in a special design filter built by basalt from the 1600 B.C volcano. In order to produce Volkan beer they also use honey from Santorini and citrus from the island of Naxos. The honey is coming from bees which vintages grapes that are used for the Vinsato wine. Citrus has its origins back to the East. It came in Greece by Alexander the Great. It’s grown in Naxos Island and in can be added it into beer, in order to offer more tasteful and aromatic characteristics.
The blond beer by Volkan is the “flagship” of the brewery. It has rich, dense, white foam with long duration. Aromatic fills our senses with flowers and fruits. The hob, honey, ginger are just some of the aromatic characteristics that you can distinguish. Carbonate is fierce with moderate bubbles. It has medium body, but it can trick us and make us think that it is more crowded. Tastefully the fruity characteristics are present just like in the aromas. But it doesn’t stop there. The honey (the Santorinian one as we said before) and the spicy feeling are immediately apparent. We can distinguish hops and bitterness.
Beer just like the good one (we mentioned that a lot of times) served carefully. Volkan blond suggested being drink in a temperature of 6-7 ºC and served in a thin glass, not in a pint or tube glass in order to release all the aromatic and tasteful characteristics that we mention above. It belong to the Pilsner category and leaves us with a feeling of a light beer of 5,1-5,5% of alcohol. Not that there is a big difference between them, as it’s a light beer with just 5% of abv. Volkan beer fits with a lot of Mediterranean foods.
Volkan is a member of GDF, a nonprofit organization, without politicians and intention to make money, which has as its aim to cover some of our national dept.
It’s been producing by First Lomax, in Fira Thiras. Find Volkan, in selected points in liquor stores, super markets and restaurants. The beer is available in bottles of 330ml.
You can also buy it online from House of Wine.
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