Brewing a recipe for success with Green’s Windmill and Navigation Brewery

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One of Nottingham’s best-loved attractions has teamed up with a local brewery to provide a vital ingredient for its latest ale in a partnership with celebrates the region’s rich local produce.

Green’s Windmill – a 19th century restored windmill based on the edge of the city which counts Nottingham’s two Michelin star chef Sat Bains as one of its customers – has worked with the nearby Navigation Brewery to help produce its latest beer by supplying the malt. At the end of last year, around 50kg of malt by the windmill’s head miller David Bent using a set of traditional but electric-powered mill stones before it was taken away by Dom Flynn, head brewer at Navigation Brewery, to be brewed the following day.

Named Fair to Middling – a nod to the process of extracting white flour from whole-wheat – the beer is a light straw colour which is perfect if you are looking for something a little paler than the dark winter porters available at the moment.

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For Navigation Brewery the partnership with Green’s Windmill comes after its successful link-up with another Nottinghamshire attraction, the Ruddington-based Framework Knitters Museum. Last year, the brewery produced a beer called Daniel Digger, named after one of the Luddites who tried to destroy the early knitting machines, and 20p from every pint sold has been donated to the museum.

And you can also enjoy your pint of Fair to Middling while doing your bit for the community because 10p from every pint of Fair to Middling will be donated to Green’s Windmill Trust, which promotes the heritage of the mill and the work of Nottingham’s famous mathematician and scientist George Green, whose father built the mill in 1807.

Look out for Fair to Middling at pubs around Nottingham, including Copper Bar West Bridgford, Copper Bar Mapperley, Trent Navigation and Cross Keys. Top picture shows head miller David Bent milling the malt.

Posted on 03 January 2015
Featured author: Catherine Allen Marketing Assistant

Arts fan, runner and cyclist who has been living in Nottingham for more than a decade. Loves real ale, craft beer, good food, travelling and sausage dogs.

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