Friday 13th – Friday 20th February
Right that’s it, no more deliveries till after Xmas, we’re gonna settle down and have a few beers and prepare ourselves for the mind-numbing telly. Oh, and some Eggnog
We’d like to wish a Merry Xmas to all our customers, suppliers, brewers and partners in crime.
Okay…NOW it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Keith has his festive Xmas hat on and a smile on his face. Well….he has his hat on at least. Another portent of the approaching festering season is when Williams Bros Brewery bring out their Nollaig beer. Beer brewed with akshull Christmas trees (and American hops) What could be more festive than that!? This year Nollaig spruce beer is available in 330ml bottles as well as the traditional 1ltr Growler.
A veritable cornucopia of new beers landed in our warehouse on Friday. Here’s a brief summary in photographic form. Beers from Beavertown, Buxton Brewery, Evil Twin, Jack’s Abby, Jaw Brew, Magic Rock Brewing, Moor, Pressure Drop Brewing, Siren Craft Brew, To Øl, Weird Beard
Heads up folks! All you lovers of hop bombs need to be paying attention to these new (to us) beers from the wunnerful folks at Alechemy Brewing. They been and gone and done an IPA series and these are the first two offerings. First, “Utopia” – a 6% IPA where 80% of the hops used were added post-boil. That means none of those lovely hop flavours are detracted from during the brewing process – result! Then, Batch No. 2 is “‘Merica” To quote from the bottle label: “#@$& YEAH! This American style IPA is a tip of the hat to our friends in the States who gave the world the face-melting, hop forward style of IPA we love.” We can vouch for the face-meltingness of this one!
Now if this doesn’t herald the onset of winter and dark nights (in a good way!) nothing will. We are delighted to announce the release of the 2014 vintage of Windswept Brewing‘s “Wolf of Glen Moray”. This is their “Wolf” dark ale, barrel-aged in Glen Moray whisky casks at the brewery, then hand bottled. The barrel ageing imbues the ale with hints of bourbon, oak, whisky, treacle toffee and chocolate and brings the abv up to a fortifying 9.2%. Dark, welcoming and warming, this ale is one to be savoured. There are a VERY limited number of these beauties, each one individually numbered. Restricted to one per customer order.
Two beauties next from Cromarty Brewing Co. There’s “KiWheat” – a juicy refreshing wheat beer made with Kiwi fruit and New Zealand hops, Waimea and Riwaka. Also the wonderful “Black Hop Down”. This is the very definition of a Black IPA in our humble opinion. It pours black as pitch but smells tropical and juicy. If you smell this blindfolded you’d swear it was “AKA”. The perfect combination of roasty flavours and pine/tropical notes. Sure-fire winner.
New-ness on’t website lovely customer type people! Feast your eyes on this lovely lot and then get clickin’ From the ever popular Elixir Brew Co. we now stock their excellent “Sevy Saison” a saison brewed with 5kg of hemp seeds and lashings of Cascade, Kazbek and Northern Brewer hops. Hoppy and hempy – and you just know that being from Elixir, it certainly wont be boring!
Heads up lovely peeple! We’re off on our annual hols as of tomorrow, Thursday the 9th October for a whole week! As Keith the gargoyle is made of stone and not very flexible and George the cat doesn’t have opposable thumbs (also, neither of them can drive) there’s no-one to cover for us unfortunately. We’ve informed our wholesale customers by e-mail but for individual customers ordering from the website, please note this means that any orders submitted after 10pm tonight will not be processed and dispatched until MONDAY 20th OCTOBER.
Normal service (?) will resume on that date.
Apologies to anyone who’s desperate for beer but we promise we’ll bring you back some pressies in a pathetic bid to make it up to you
See you in just over a week! *waves*