Bryan "officially" retired from brewing in 2019, but he has kept his hand in just enough to produce a Kosher-for-Passover beer this year, brewed at the Oak & Ash (Good Stuff) Brewery in Beit Shemesh.
Kosher-for-Passover for those who eat kitniyot (legumes).
It's his famous Date Ale, which has been a best-seller on Passovers past. "We tweaked the brewing process to make it even better," Bryan told me. "I brewed 1,000 liters, and two-thirds are already sold."
You can still buy the Date Ale in time for Passover (which begins this year on Saturday night, March 27). In Jerusalem, it is available at the Pyup liquor super-store in Ramat Eshkol, Gluless, and Sushiyuda in the Machane Yehuda market. Other locations include the Pinuk Kitchen in Nes Tziona, and Bernstein in Netanya (Poleg).
For more information and to order the beer directly, call or message Bryan at 054-779-1116. Home-delivery is available if you order a case of the beer, and there are pick-up locations for smaller orders.
Ordering is also possible from the website: https://meadan.co.il
Meadan is also producing a Hummus (Chickpea) Beer which is gluten-free but not Kosher-for-Passover this year. "It's the best beer I ever made," says Bryan with all due modesty.
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