Brewery Crafts is the UK’s first AI-powered beer

Brewery Crafts is the UK’s first AI-powered beer

A UK brewery is revolutionizing the way beer is made. Nethergate Brewery and Distillery is making a drink using artificial intelligence. It’s not an ingredient in the beer but how the recipe was created. Nethergate offers “AiPA” or IPA for Artificial Intelligence.

Inside Nethergate Brewery and Distillery in Suffolk; Image: Nethergate Brewery and Distillery


In the heart of Suffolk, England, AIPA was discovered through the creativity and curiosity of head brewer Ian Carson. When Carson and the team of brewers discuss the beer-making process, AI helps with insight but lacks the wisdom of experienced brewers. For this reason, AiPA is a collaboration between the team and AI. It’s not just beer brewed with an AI touch.

Where the beer is brewed at Nethergate Brewery and Distillery; Image: Nethergate Brewery and Distillery

The beer recipe is the culmination of creative ideas from brewers and suggestions from data-driven artificial intelligence. When they bring the two together, a recipe takes shape. On the Nethergate website, they describe the beer as a seasonal pale ale. The golden color shines through the glass and has citrus and floral notes. The citrus and floral notes come from the hop package used in the beer. It is a blend of Cascade, Amarillo, Centennial and Citra hops.

Poster for AiPA from Nethergate Brewery; Image: Nethergate Brewery and Distillery

Nethergate Brewery believes the innovation represents a step forward in how beer is made. Given how AiPA was created, this concept is revolutionary in the world of beer. AiPA is the first of its kind in the UK. And truthfully, not many breweries are producing new beers with the help of AI. “As someone rooted in traditional brewing, the idea of ​​bringing AI into the mix seemed like uncharted territory,” says Carson. This feeling did not last long. “However, this pale ale we have created is nothing short of amazing and a beer I am extremely proud of and extremely excited about,” says Carson.

Beyond AiPA

Carson and the team at Nethergate Brewery never stop using AI with beer. Advertisements and equipment are also created using artificial intelligence. Once the recipe took shape, they created the pump clip for AiPA using artificial intelligence. To promote the beer, they used artificial intelligence to create a social media post about it. They even used her help to draft a press release for the drink.

The company says: “AiPA is not just beer; It’s a celebration of innovation in every sip.

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