THOMAS CARTERON BEERS: PRESENTATION
You can be a winemaker and still love beer!
Always eager to explore new horizons, we thought we would create our own brewery.
Our goal: enable you to purchase French craft beer,
inspired by the sun of Provence, and which would also appeal to fans of craft beer!
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THE WHOLE STORY
We are wine industry professionals, who wanted to continue growing our business propelled by the increasing popularity of rosé/rosée, while indulging in a new passion: brewing beer.
We opened our small brewery in Saint-Tropez, in the Saint-Claude estate area. Our pico-brewery allowed us to develop an innovative concept: the first rosée beer from Provence, which combines the light character of a beer with the delicate aromas of a rosé wine from Provence.
With our first mill, our mash tun and our fermentation tanks, we created our very first brews, and perfected the LA TROP® recipe.
It was when we were selecting our delicious and light beer profiles, particularly appreciated in our Mediterranean climate, that we had the brainwave of blending in some grape tannins in order to stabilize the aromas and the rosée hue that we wanted to this beer to have.
Over time, we have expanded our product range to meet growing demand. Below is a more complete presentation of the range …
OUR CRAFT BEER recipes
Below are the various recipes which we have developed, which you can obtain by simply getting in touch with us.
We moved to a larger facility in order to scale-up production. We wanted to become a “producteur de bières artisanales en France” (producer of craft beer in France), with perfect mastery of the techniques required to produce our recipes and a Quality Assurance Department to guarantee the consistency of our products.
Our beers have won 6 medals :
– General Agricultural Competition in Paris 2015
– Bronze for LA TROP AMBER
– Silver for LA TROP WHITE
– World Beer Awards at Londres 2015 (International Beer Competition)
– Bronze for LA TROP WHITE
« In the Top 15 of white beers from France »
– World Beer Awards at Londres 2016 (International Beer Competition)
– Silver for LA TROP AMBER
– « Best Belgian-style ale » for LA TROP BLONDE
– The Lyon International Competition 2016
– Silver for LA TROP BLONDE
For the LA TROP® ROSEE recipe, we chose a Pilsen-type craft beer recipe, created by bottom fermentation, resulting in a highly aromatic character, using malts selected for their delicacy and purity, combined with two types of hops, bringing subtle fragrant notes and a slight, delicate bitterness.
To create LA TROP® BLANCHE, we were inspired by craft beer recipes from the brewing traditions of the Flemish Brabant province of Belgium, home to the villages of Tirlemont and Hoegaarden, yet imbued with the ambiance of the port of Saint-Tropez.
LA TROP® AMBREE will delight true craft beer lovers, looking for a beer with a charming Provençal personality along with a distinctive and elegant character. From authentic recipes, composed of multiple malts, we created the perfect blend of rich and complementary malted barley, wheat and oats.
LA TROP® BLONDE is out last born. This is a unique beer : 1 single malt, 1 single hop. We have wanted of aromas francs and equilibria, for give a sober and elegant tasting beer. His bitterness is calibrated. His foam is persistent.
We were therefore able to use all the experience and know-how built up over our ten years working on our wine estates in the Var region.
We are, in fact, mainly specialized in the sale of rosé wine from Provence: This is our core business. (Visit the section on our wine range).
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