#beer of the day 507, Mikkella Simcoe IPA. What a lovely day for an IPA. This single hop IPA really brings out the natural fruity notes of Simcoe in a perfectly balanced way. A smooth citrus start with a tart bitter end. The beer pours a hazy amber with a clean white head. There is a good degree of sweet malt notes and a floral nose complementing the hoppiness. Mikkella are yet to fail us. We have great beer for a great day and a sunny garden. Come join us.
#beer of the day Bad Seed Salted Wit 6.8%.
A wheaty, citrusy Wit ale with a collaboration with the Northern Monk brewery. This Wit gives a lovely lemon zest taste whilst being refreshing not bitter. It has the traditional wit cloudiness to the drink with also a golden look. It is a must drink in the sunshine.
#beer of the day 505. Birra del borgo, Keto Reporter, 6.9%. A specia porter from these Italian brewers. It’s a porter that is infused with tobacco leaves. The result is a dry smoky beer with intends flavours. The smell is all malts deep and rich on the nose. It has a really rich taste that is tempered by the dry hops and then a very light smoked flavour on the finish.
#beer of the day 504. Earls, simcoe/summit pale ale, 5.2%. This is our 1st attempt at kegging a beer and I will cut to the chase. It’s good. The simcoe come racing through on the nose with the summit hops helping the tropical fruit vibes carry through. The taste is well balanced between the malt and hops with the slightly sweet base being taken over gradually by e hops until it is a full dry assault on the tongue. Then you sip again and it starts over.
#beer of the day 503. Andechs wheat beer, 5.2%. Some say this is the best wheat beer ever made, whilst we can’t say that for sure (we are yet to try them all) it is pretty darn good. A sweet fresh banana smell very typical of the best wheat beers. The taste has few layers and good soft carbonation. The first is the malt bed with good mouth feel and taste. Then you get the yeast giving the unmistakable wheat beer profile it finishes with a light hop and alcohol taste. This beer is balance perfected and certainly stands up to all the other wheat beers we have tried. If you only have 1 wheat beer ever it should probably be this one to be honest.
#beer of the day 502. Four Pure Oatmeal Stout, 5.1%. This lovely oatmeal stout is sweet, easily drinkable and has a refreshing side to it. Compared to most Stouts this is a little lighter than the others. Light on your palate, does not leave a sour or bitter taste on your mouth, one of the best oatmeal stouts available.
#beer of the day 501. Kernel, London sour, 2.5%. This is a Berliner weisse beer made by the ever excellent kernel guys. True to form it is sour very sour not with the lambic style but the distinct Berliner you can smell the sweetness and sour on the nose. It has a light base that is enhanced when you add a little sweetness to the mix. Be that some lemon or black currant it makes a pleasant sweet sour sensation. If you’re looking for something a little different then this is for you!
#beer of the day 500. By the horns, hopslinger IPA, 5.5%. So another brew from by the horns as part of their special hopslinger series. This is an IPA in the American sense it has huge hop characteristics with a very dry finish and lighter fruit tastes. For such a hoppy tasting beer the aroma isn’t too overpowering it has some tropical fruits in there and a hint of biscuit from the malts. It is in the mouth that this beer really shines it is a pallet cleanser of a beer that really excites.
#beer of the day 499. Camden town brewery, flue faker, 5.8%. A nice new super special from Camden. It’s a lager made with smoked malts. You get a great carbonation and a really unusual flavour profile. The smell has a light smokyness almost like walking past an extinguished bonfire it is really enticing. Then the taste a big hit of smoke house that really sticks around in the mouth but it being a lighter style it never seems too much to put you off having more. Finally a really accessible smoked malt beer and who better to have made it?
#beer of the day, 498. Freigeist, sour cherry porter, 6.0%. Another great unusual beer from this German brewery. It has a smoky layered malt base that let’s the sour cherrys come over the top. The cherry flavour really stands out on its own wih the sour right on the finish. The real good thing about this beer is that it isn’t too sweet so remains drinkable for the whole pint
#beer of the day 497. Earls, broken biscuits brown ale, 4.5%. The latest and I would argue the best beer we have made so far. It’s got toasted malts aplenty with a nice bitter finish. It’s a really modern brown ale that even in cask carries a good carbonation level. It smells very malty with a touch of fruit but the taste is roasted and deep with a dry finish.
#Beer of the day 496. Ilkley The Chief 7%. This is a sweet and only a little hoppy IPA. The beer pours a clear gold with a thin white head the medium carbonation means the rich malty taste comes through making it taste closer to an amber ale than an IPA. The rich flavours along side hight ABV means this tipple would go well with food.
#beer of the day 495. Rogue Dead Guy, 6.6%. We’ve been lucky to have this beer over here for long enough now that it almost feels like an old classic. What a classic it is! Genre defining with a category almost of its own making. Sweet rich caramel malts greet the nose and the mouth before a sharp hit of hops cleans it all up ready for the next mouthful of excellence. This is what craft brewing is all about, well crafted imaginative beers.
#beer of the day 494. Tiny Rebel, American wheat, 5.0%. Wheat beers sometimes get a bad rep from the hop deciples well to them I offer up this little gem. Sweet like a wit beer with the unmistakable tang of the yeast but then dry and tropical on the finish. This is a great example of the style with layer upon layer of taste to keep you wanting more.