Great State Aleworks is a production only craft brewery based out of Pune. Vandana from Great State Aleworks invited us over and gave us a walkthrough of the brewery. The brewery is one of the largest craft breweries in the state. They run a 1,000 liter Brewhouse with a starting capacity of 9,000 liters.
Great State Aleworks Brewery Location
Flagship Beers from The Great State Aleworks Brewery in Pune
We tried the flagship craft beers from the brewery.
A take on the Belgian Wit style beer, an easy drinking, unfiltered ale with the bright aroma of orange zest and earthy tones of coriander.
Off Duty Pale Ale
A sessionable pale ale with an enjoyable bitterness, an aroma of tropical fruit and a crisp, clean finish.
The team gave us information about various aspects about brewing and the brewery.
Beer is basically made out of malt, hops, water and yeast as its primary ingredients. Malt acts like sugar and gives beer its sweetness. Hops add bitterness, spiciness, floral or fruity flavors to the beer. Water is another aspect which imparts flavor to the beer. Yeast is the live organism which helps with the fermentation process.
The process which takes place is as follows
-Wort seperation and cooling
The brewery plans to introduce 1 new beer each month making it available for a limited period, making it 14 flavors a year, 2 of which are their flagship beers. Some of their past experiments include special batches of Gooseberry Saison, Lemongrass Wit, Lavendar Honey Saison and Hibiscus Pale Ale to name a few. The flagship beers will be intoduced next month in Mumbai and Pune. You could grab your glass at Sassy Spoon, all outlets of Malaka Spice, Morrison Mastana and more.