Nethergate Brewery in Long Melford, near Sudbury, launch AiPA uniting traditional brewing with new technology
A brewery in Suffolk has launched one of the first AI generated beers in the UK which combines traditional brewing with modern technology.
From data-driven flavour suggestions to designing the product’s pump clip, AI has been involved in the entire process of crafting the new drink.
The team began to ask the AI model questions as a bit of fun in the office but this led to a full collaboration to explore ‘uncharted territory’ within the brewing industry.
Head brewer Ian Carson said: “As someone deeply rooted in traditional brewing, the thought of bringing AI into the mix felt like uncharted territory.
“However, this pale ale we’ve created is nothing short of spectacular and a beer that I’m super proud of and very excited about.
“This project has certainly opened my eyes to the benefits of embracing innovation.”
AI’s role expanded throughout the brewing process as it assisted in designing website banners, a social media video and press releases.
AiPA is 3.9 per cent ABV and contains floral notes with a blend of Cascade, Amarillo, Centennial, and Citra hops.
The beverage launched today in local pubs across Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire as well as in Nethergate’s taprooms.