2020 has undoubtedly been an incredibly tempestuous year for the food, drink and hospitality industries, however we have not been deterred in our plight to bring innovative and beautifully balanced beer to the people. We had the opportunity to work with the legendary ramen restaurant Tonkotsu over the past few months to create something very exciting -and we are thrilled to introduce Mikan Shimoda, a brand-new pale ale brewed to perfectly complement Tonkotsu ramen.
Both ourselves and Tonkotsu endeavour to create incredible and beautifully balanced produce. We strive to create beer which innovates and delights in equal measure while Tonkotsu puts heart and soul into every bowl of wonder that leaves their kitchens.
The collaboration, named Mikan Shimoda, after the type of mandarin which inspired the beer, is a 3.8% pale ale, beautifully light and fresh with a tantalizing sweet orange aroma. On the palate expect a crisp, citrusy character that will complement your favourite ramen perfectly.
Emma Reynolds, Tonkotsu Co-Founder Says:
“We’ve been talking to Thornbridge for a year about this project and the beer lives up to the wait! It’s a fresh and delicious beer which goes perfectly with our ramen and we can’t wait to get it on the menu. The team at Thornbridge have been incredible to work with and I look forward to making many more beers with them.”
Simon Webster, our Co-Founder and Owner says:
“We’re delighted to be working together with Tonkotsu, particularly at such a difficult time for our industries. They truly are a fantastic restaurant which very much shares our ethos and values. We believe we’ve created an incredible beer which will complement the stunning food created by Tonkotsu and we really hope you enjoy it.”
Mikan Shimoda will be available in all Tonkotsu restaurants as well as in our online shop and taproom.