hildhood memories of picking blackberries fora Sunday afternoon crumble and rose hips to make syrup, or more recent ones of hunting wild garlic that can be turned into a piquant pesto. A lot of us will have, at some stage in our lives, been involved in foraging for wild foods before heading off to the supermarket to do
a big shop. However, there is a small group of breweries for whom foraging is a way of life and a channel to introduce new and complex flavours to the beers they make. Here in theSouth West, in Cornwall and far away to the east in Somerset, we find Woodman’s Wild Ale andYonder Brewing out amongst the hedgerows, woodlands and seashores in the hunt for ingredients that can work magic alongside beer’s more traditional ingredients.
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