New high-class brew: Carlsberg Vintage No.2
Carlsberg’s Jacobsen Brew House in Copenhagen Denmark has introduced the second brew in its Vintage trilogy.
Vintage No.2 is one of the world’s most expensive beers, selling for €250 (AUD$494), and features controversial Chilean born artist Marco Evaristti, who designed the label. Vintage No.1 that launched a year ago, sparked interest worldwide due to it luxurious brand campaign.
Carlsberg says that Vintage No. 2 has been matured in J.C. Jacobsen’s original cellar from 1847 where it has been stored in French oak casks for 100 days.
The beer has a jet-black colour and espresso-like foam, revealing flavours of vanilla and cocoa/mocha. The brewer says it complements oysters, shellfish, Parma ham and cheese, and if you crave something sweet, it will also go with chocolate and crème brûlée.
“With the Vintage trilogy we want to push the boundaries for what a beer can do and to challenge the luxury wine segment in the gourmet restaurant market by utilising our innovation and brewing capabilities”, says Morten Ibsen, brewmaster at Jacobsen.