The island nation of Malta has been inhabited for thousands of years and looks back on an incomparably eventful history. People from all over the world have shaped the culture of the republic and turned the small country into a true melting pot of art, crafts, cuisine, language and religion. Wine plays a big role on the island, in part because there are some endemic grape varieties. As well as the protected Maltese wines, there is also a small local beer scene. The country's first craft brewery was Lord Chambray, a young team that decided to found their own brewery in 2014 and has since contributed significantly to Malta's growing beer market.
The home of the brewery is the island of Gozo. The D'Imperio family visited the place in the 90s and fell head over heels in love with the wild, rugged landscape, the millennia-old culture and the lively everyday life. A move was unavoidable and after the family had arrived, found friends and built up a local network, the idea of starting their own brewery came up. In 2014 the time had come: Lord Chambray opened its doors. The main focus of the brewing activity is on supplying the Maltese population: Samuele and his team want to supply their compatriots with the best beer with pride and passion. Getting our hands on some crates of their beers was sheer luck. The brewers are inspired by the breathtaking nature that surrounds them. In addition to Malta's rich fauna and flora, brewers are also inspired by its multicultural community, the solidarity of its compatriots and the pursuit of a more conscious life. All of these factors flow into the beer, as do hand-picked ingredients of the best quality. Beer with a special character can only be made from excellent raw materials. Lord Chambray beer aims to be an everyday companion for the people of Malta and around the world, inspiring them to adventure and community.
The key to all actions and the greatest driving force is a great passion for good beer. In fact, Lord Chambray's brewers sometimes hand-pick some of their ingredients. The selection of the finest raw materials often includes plants that grow on the island. For the greatest possible transparency and quality control, the brewers themselves may lend a hand. Of course, this dedication also applies to the brewing: every single recipe is modified and improved until it is perfect and is then brewed with care.
We were able to secure a few copies of Lord Chambray and are curious how you like them!