Joseph Holt Spotlight: Diamond Beer
From refreshing crisp lagers to full-bodied ales, here at Joseph Holt, we focus on creating only the best beers that we are proud to serve in our pubs. This month, we’re putting the spotlight on Diamond: our premium, award-winning lager.
Diamond is a lager which has been officially crowned the best premium lager in the world twice at the International Brewing Awards in 2013 and 2017, so you know that it’s a premium and quality lager, right before you take your first sip. Read on for more information about our Diamond beer.
What Goes Into Diamond Beer?
With a clear, golden pour and a crisp, sparkling head, Diamond is a refreshing lager which is made using first-class ingredients. Diamond is brewed with a choice lager malt and Styrian Golding as the lead hop to ensure great taste and appearance. You’ll notice that the colour of Diamond beer is golden-straw, whilst it has a light and fruity smell which you’ll spot before you even take a sip. Equally balanced between bitter and sweet, Diamond is a lager which is crisp and full of light fruit notes, making it the perfect lager for a refreshing post-work pint or to have alongside a meal.
Diamond is also cold-conditioned for 21 days. This means that in our Joseph Holt brewery, Diamond is fermented at a low temperature – a maximum of 2ºc – for a minimum of three weeks before it is filtered and packaged into a keg where we also condition our lager for a minimum of three weeks. This process means that we can create a much clearer lager, which has a crisper and more vivid appearance and, once this process is complete, the result is a gold standard, premium, full-flavoured beer.
Is Diamond Beer Vegan Friendly?
At Joseph Holt, we pride ourselves on offering something for all of our customers, which is why we have a vegan range of food and drink available at our pubs.
Made using malted barley, hops, water and yeast, our Diamond lager is vegan friendly, as is a large majority of our lagers and keg beers, meaning that you can enjoy a tasty pint whilst being assured that what you’re drinking is in line with your ethics.
Enjoying Diamond Beer
Whether it’s sitting in the beer garden after work or enjoying a meal with family, Diamond lager is perfect to drink no matter the occasion. However, if you’re a lager connoisseur, we have a number of dishes on our menu which pair perfectly with Diamond beer.
- Jackfruit & Pepper Balti
Some pairings are just inseparable and our Jackfruit & Pepper Balti and Diamond lager is one of them. We all know that a curry and a pint are the perfect pair, but match your curry with a tasty 5% lager, and you’ve got a match made in heaven. The sweetness from the jackfruit and red peppers match with the sweetness of Diamond, which is bound together with the spicy of the balti sauce.
- Chicken Hanging Kebab
Lager perfectly pairs with chicken as the light and caramel lager taste delicately balances with seasoned chicken. Our chicken skewers come with fresh vegetables and a tangy sweet chilli and ginger marinade, so the freshness of Diamond beer helps to cut through the sweet spice.
Diamond is one of the most popular Joseph Holt beers and is one of few beers to have won a gold medal at The International Brewing Awards, not once, but twice. Diamond Beer is one of our core beers and can be found in all of our 125 pubs. Find your nearest Joseph Holt pub here.