· By Dylan Hayes
Introducing CALYPSO > Our New Low Carbohydrate IPA
‘CALYPSO’ is our latest beer, designed especially with Spring and new beginnings in mind.
The beer is a 3.5% Low Carb IPA, light on the carbohydrates and heavy on taste. It’s packed with Nelson Sauvin and Hallertau Blanc hops and bursting with aromas of gooseberry, white wine grapes and passionfruit. Calypso is an effervescent, light bodied, low calorie beer.
Our brewers have used the enzyme AMG during the brewing process, which helps break open starch molecules and convert dextrins into fermentable sugars.
Every can of Calypso has 2.15g of carbohydrates, compared to 12-16g found in a usual beer of this style. For people who are watching their blood sugar levels but who still want to drink alcohol, having a low-carbohydrate IPA can be a great option to have.
Calypso can also be an attractive option for people who want to enjoy an alcoholic beer while staying on top of their fitness targets. Calypso contains 75.17kcals per can, compared to 150kcals for a can of beer of this style.
The name of the beer honours the highly rhythmic and harmonic ‘Calypso’ music style that became hugely influential in the developing multicultural London music scene in the post-war years.
Calypso music originated in Trinidad and Tobago and was brought over to the UK in 1948, when the Empire Windrush arrived at Tilbury Docks carrying 500 people from the West Indies. On board were Calypso musicians Lord Kitchener, Lord Beginner, Lord Woodbine and Mona Baptiste.
Lord Kitchener (now considered the “greatest Calypsonian of the post-war age”) was captured by Pathé News who were documenting the arrival of the ship. When the reporters asked him to sing, he performed the song “London is the Place for Me”.
When the Notting Hill Carnival started in 1966, it was a Calypsonian party started by the Trinidadians. Jamaican reggae and its sound systems would eventually define the event in the 1970’s, but the sound of Calypso remains part of London heritage.
So, grab yourself a can, get some Lord Kitchener playing on your speakers – and enjoy the welcome return of warm weather to London!
CALYPSO is available now from our webstore.