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Gateway Brewing Co.’s Nitro ‘Kaapi’ Stout

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The craft beer producer and supplier Gateway Brewing Company has just introduced a new Nitro stout called ‘Kaapi’ in the Mumbai market to celebrate its 2nd anniversary.

‘Kaapi’ a reference to the drink ‘coffee’ is truly a tribute to the coffee fans. Made from ingredients, 100% sourced from India, including the Blue Tokai Coffee which is sourced from Coorg, Karnataka, this is also the first nitrogen based stout coming from GBC’s portfolio.

Speaking to Drinks & Destinations, Rahul Mehra, co-founder and brewer, GBC said, “We always have two regular beers on tap and the third one is on rotation depending on the season, however, the increasing demand for our craft beers have forced us to make this the fourth one”.

Besides Kaapi Stout, White Zen, Doppelganger and the recently launched IPA A1 is on tap in most of the resto bars across the city at the moment.

This is also the first time that GBC has collaborated with home-brewer Pratik @brewunlimited who has contributed in creating ‘Kaapi’ filled with coffee flavours balanced by the sweetness of the barley malt.

 

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Homebrewer Pratik with a glass of ‘Kaapi’

 

Speaking about the speciality of nitro stouts, Pratik explains,”Nitrogen adds complexity to any regular beer. It is a reference to the type of gas used during the carbonation process which makes the beer creamier and mouthfeel in texture as against carbon dioxide which makes it more lively and bubbly”. A nitro beer typically has 70% nitrogen and 30% carbon dioxide.

This is definitely a unique beer and a must try for the stout fans. One small advice, pair it with dark chocolate and see the magic. Kaapi most certainly can help you forget Guinness, well, at least for a while. As ‘Kaapi’ is a limited release, it is only available in 500ml glasses until stocks last. So hurry up!

 

About Rojita Tiwari

Drinks & Destinations is all about news, views, podcasts and stories from the world of drinks, travel, and hospitality…served just the way you like it. Rojita Tiwari is an independent writer, trainer, and consultant in the fields of wine & spirits, luxury travel & hospitality. She is a WSET certified professional and listed twice (2013 and 2015) as one of the TOP TEN WOMEN OF WINE IN INDIA by the Indian Wine Academy. With 14 years of experience of working for several publications including a decade-long experience of heading the editorial of a leading alco bev magazine, now she is mostly busy- tasting, traveling, writing, training and educating people about the wonderful world of wine & spirits. She also is the host and producer of The Drinks & Destinations Podcast, India's first podcast on drinks and travel. Tweet @rojitatiwari or connect with her on drinksanddestinations@gmail.com Cheers & Happy Reading!

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