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A PREMIUM BEER CRAFTED WITH ANCIENT ISLAND FLAVOURS

 

 

Santorini is volcanic and unique. Our spectacular island receives little rainfall, so what grows is intense in flavour and aromas and limited in quantity.

 

In brewing Volkan we bring together, Lava Rock filtered mineral water and the best of local ingredients; rare Santorini grape honey and ancient citrus medica essence from Naxos.

 

 

VOLKAN BRINGS YOU SANTORINI BLONDE, BLACK, WHITE & GREY

WE SELECT KEY ARTISANAL INGREDIENTS FROM SANTORINI & NAXOS CREATED AN EXQUISITE GREEK BEER AND HELP LOCAL FARMERS CONTINUE ANCIENT TRADITIONS

HOW THINGS ARE LOOKING IN SANTORINI, GREECE

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AWARDS

Our local ingredients and world class quality has been recognized and rewarded at;

BEST GREEK PRODUCT – Athens 2013

Athinorama award – by public vote at the Festival of Taste and Culture, “Greece, Gefseis, Giorti”.

NEW PRODUCT OF THE YEAR – Prague 2013

International Beer Awards - won ‘, competing against beers from around the world. Also nominated for ‘Best Label’ and ‘Sustainability’.

1st PLACE SPECIALITY BEER – Athens 2016

Beer Bartenders Award – Volkan Grey was awarded 1st Place in The BeerBartender Awards at Zappeion Megaron

GIVING

We are a Greece Debt Free™ product. For each 1 euro of profit, we will help reduce the Greek National debt by 50 euro cent. We help Greece.

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Through the Santozeum we support cultural projects that unite our ancient and modern artistic traditions. We welcome proposals for works inspired by Santorini.

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Volkan has led community and citizen actions for the removal of trash and the maintenance of traditional footpaths in the villages of Thira and Perissa.

cleanislands.gr

  • VOLKAN WINS AWARD AXIA 27/04/2013

    EPENDITIS AGROTERRA 27/04/2013

    Alekos Fassianos collaborates with Volkan beer and creates its new collectible packaging for 2013

    Lebensmittel Zeitung – October 2012

    Vima Gourmet – 11/06/2012

    Kathimerini – 10/06/2012

    Kerdos – 07/05/2012

    Vima – 08/04/2012

    Oinohoos – 08/04/2012

    Athinorama – 08/04/2012

    Athens Voice – 03/01/2012

    BHMA MEN – 03/01/2012

    COSMOPILITAN – 15/03/2012

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Wildflowers bloom briefly in winter and spring, and bees feed on wild thyme, oregano, fava and pistachio.

 

In late summer, bees visit sweet grapes left in the sun to mature by Santorini’s dessert wine makers. Grape honey is found nowhere else in the world. Grape honey is added at the end of the brew, preserving its intense local flavour.

 

Volkan has increased demand for local honey revitalizing an ancient profession. Volkan works with producers developing new hives in our vineyards.

Citrus medica, never before used in beer, is rare and ancient.

 

4000 year old citron seeds were excavated in Nippur, south of Babylon. It is the oldest variety of citrus. In 325 B.C. Alexander the Great brought citron from Persia, citron cultivation spread through the Greek world. Today, only Corfu and Naxos continue this ancient tradition.

 

The finest essence comes from citron leaves, the huge fruit has thick pith and little juice. Using ancient methods, our artisanal supplier in Naxos, meticulously selects leaves from the remaining 2000 trees. Especially for Volkan, these craftsmen then thrice distil the mash of leaves and alcohol in 100-year-old copper still, like a fine perfume of old.

A beer’s taste is determined by the water used in the brew.  Due to commercial exploitation of the local aquifer, Santorini ground water is scarce and no longer suitable for brewing.

 

To create an authentic Santorini style water, we took basalt rock from the eruption of 1600 BC, rich in native minerals and created a special filter. All our water is first sustainably sourced and then lava rock filtered. Our brew water is as close to what ancient Santorini spring water must have tasted like thousands of years ago.

VOLKAN SANTORINI BLONDE

Technical Note: PILSNER, We use new world exotic hops and introduce Santorini honey and citrus medica to create our flagship brew. Our Blonde is "dry hopped" to aromatic perfection. Best served ice cold, with Mediterranean fare.

Ingredients: Water, malted barley, malted wheat, hops, yeast, blend of fragrant Santorini honey and Citrus Medica

Service: Drink in a thin rimmed glass to enjoy its full aroma, enjoyed at 6-7 degrees, let the aromas lift like a wine.

Colour:  Golden clear amber, effervescent bubbles with perfect light head.

Taste: Notes of yellow plum, with light malt that develops into a rounded soft ginger tone. Not too acid, with a balanced smooth finish.

Specs: 5% Vol., Past. 12m life,  330ml , 500ml

VOLKAN SANTORINI BLACK

Technical Note: DUNKEL Using our signature method of brewing with Santorini honey and citrus medica. This exquisite light black wheat lager, a private reserve is inspired by the black cliffs of Santorini. The flavour is light, crisp and fresh in contrast to its deep colour.

Ingredients: "Water, malted barley, malted wheat, hops, yeast, blend of fragrant Santorini honey and Citrus Medica"

Service: Drink in a thin rimmed open glass, enjoy its full aroma and complexity with food, pairing or after dessert. Ideal at 5 or 6 degrees.

Colour: Dark chocolate full head, lighter and cleaner than a stout.

Taste: Light toasted rye and pumpernickel  then mild smokey honey.  Later, sun dried black  olives,  a hint of bitter  chocolate, liquorice, a lasting  savoury  palette.

Specs: 5% Vol., Past. 12m life,  330ml

VOLKAN SANTORINI GREY

Technical Note: WHEAT EXOTIC Inspired by the thick grey September fogs that sweep Santorini. A crisp refreshing wheat lager with hints of honey and bergamot. Rich white foam with good density.

Ingredients: Water, malted wheat, hops, yeast, aromatic honey of Santorini, citron & bergamot distillate.

Service: Drink in a thin rimmed open glass, enjoy its full aroma and complexity paired with fish and seafood. Ideal at 5 or 6 degrees.

Colour: Golden clear amber, effervescent bubbles with perfect light head

Taste: Yellow fruits with hints of honey and crisp citrus bergamot & citron.

Specs: 5% Vol., Past. 12m life,  330ml

VOLKAN SANTORINI WHITE

Technical Note: "WHEAT Inspired by the white washed cliff dwelling of Santorini. Light blonde coloured lager with flavours of yellow fruits and hints of honey. Notes of pineapple, banana, lemon and unripe bitter orange all come through in this rich refreshing beer."

Ingredients: Water, malted barley, malted wheat, hops, yeast, blend of fragrant Santorini honey and Citrus Medica

Service: "Serve in a thin rimmed open glass at 5 or 6 degrees. The perfect match for any Mediterranean  dish with fish, light cheese and cured meat products and white meat dishes."

Colour: Golden clear amber, effervescent bubbles with perfect light head

Taste: Yellow fruits, tropical fruit and notes of honey.

Specs: 5% Vol., Past. 12m life,  330ml