THE MOBILE COOLSHIP
Our ambassador of funk.
To experiment. To explore.
Our mobile coolship, the UK’s first purpose built vehicular coolship, will travel the UK capturing wild yeast and bacteria that naturally occur all around us - and creating beer from this. Every beer will be a living record of each area we visit - and the friends we make along the way.
What is a Coolship?
A Coolship (or koelschip) is a traditional, flat, open topped cooling vessel used by the brewers of yesteryear. Designed to cool down wort (unfermented beer) whilst also capturing micro-organisms (including yeast) in the air – coolships allow for the spontaneous fermentation of beer.
The barrel aging. The beer.
This wild-yeast and wort mixture is then taken back to The Barrel Project and transferred to our French oak wine barrels where it ferments and matures for anywhere between one and three years. Here it undergoes a slow fermentation and souring process before being blended and packaged. This allows the yeast ample time to chew through complex sugars - creating a myriad of flavours and aromas, and ultimately a unique, exceptional beer.
We want to thank all who made this adventure possible - without them the coolship would have never sailed.
Adam Bernstein / Andrew Boast / Andrew Moss / Andy Clorley / Ben Erskine-Hill / Charis Hollies / Charlotte Dunn / Chris MacNeil / Chris Trott / Chris Wicks / Christina Gardner / David Morgan / Elliot Allison / Emma Mcmahon / Gavin Hughes / Gordon Wright / John McGuinness / John Payne / Jonathan Crookes / Lucia Giffard / Mark Brindle / Michael Thomas / Oliver Edmonds / Owen Waugh / Robert Letham / Ryan Holden / Simon Friend / Venetia Hulse / Will Hutton / Andrew Moore / Daniel Piner / David Alistair Gray / Dr Mark Goss-Sampson / Emma DeSena / Gareth Bannister / Helen Cheung / India Gibbs / Jack Whalley / Joe Bonney / Kaue Bettarello Orsini / Kerr Nimmo / Kevin Hartleben / Lance Braddon / Lily Ohlson / Marcello Teodori / Mark Forrester / Mr Thomas Sargeant / Paul Robson / Peter McElwaine / Philip Haines / William Pattinson / Joseph Divis / Richard Hull / Nicholas Dowling / Simon Holleran / Will Hutton / Richard Wagner / Scott Cartwright / Chris & Mel Cooter / Stephanie Milledge / Christina Leaver / Colin Leaver / Evelyn Waters / Lily Ohlson / Richard Hull / Monica Leaver /Paul Collins / Regina Bluman / Alex Waters / Gipsy Hill / Daniel Piner / Gareth Bannister / Jack O'Brien / Ted Blair / Andrew Turton / Angela Bridges / Benjamin Samuel / Charles Hepburn / Federico Danielsen / Freddie Hustler / Harriet Gardiner / Hugh Cotton / Jakub Kornas / Lauren Hutchins / Libby Smith / Mathias Uller Rothmann / Megan Greig / Michael Gardiner / Neil Charles Cotton / Regina Bluman / Robin Mesnage / Sara Krasnopolska / Saskia Lade / William Templeton / Charlie Goodwin / Neil Charles Cotton / Paul Collins / Sam Campbell / Tim Guest / Wayne Jacobson / Aymeric Denoyelle / Cameron Crozier / Dave Tolliday / Gareth Bannister / Nick Stoop / Charles Hepburn / Jim Rangeley / Michael Bass / Nick Shaw