So the nights are drawing in, it’s getting colder and darker and it’s nearly time for the undead to roam the earth, terrifying the living. No, not chucking out time at your local ‘Spoons – halloween. To counter this triple whammy of depressingness (yes, that IS a word) we have pillaged Odyssey Brew Co and brought rather a lot of their bottles of, frankly wonderful, beer up here for you, you lovely customers you! Hop fiends and Dark beer fans alike will find something to delight them in this range of ten different brews. “Dr Green Thumb” is hopped til it squeaks with Amarillo, El Dorado and Mandarina Bavaria hops to create a “giant orangey Mo Fo” of a beer, according to one of it’s creators. “Fiendish Breakfast Stout” is an Imperial Stout containing oats, smoked malts, treacle, coffee and sea salt. It positively oozes out of the bottle. Those are the two extreme ends of the spectrum but there are many delights in between including “Double Zombie Blood” – a hoppy red ale and its “Dank Edition” brother.
Check out the full descriptions on the website, order and enjoy.
We have some cans in from a new brewery based in Dalkeith – Cross Borders Brewing. Their IPA and Pale Ale are the first of their brews to make it into cans. No hype, no fuss, just simple, straightforward, well brewed, high quality beer.
We’ve got some old favourites returning to the website. They’ve brought along a couple of new mates too! We first had beers from Spey Valley Brewery back in 2013. The brewery has kicked production up a notch or three since then, have added some new brews in bottle and are now sending their beers out in cask far and wide.
For now you can try five of their beers in bottle. There’s “Stillman’s IPA”, “David’s Not So Bitter”, “Spey Stout”, “David’s Bigger N Bitterer” and “1814 Lager”.
Something a wee bit special for you fine folks. From Lawman Brewing Company in deepest, darkest Cumbernauld comes “Obsidian” It’s an 8.4%abv barrel aged stout. A stouty-stout if you will. To make it even stoutier (is that a word? yeah, lets make it a word) it’s been cuddled up in a Speyside whisky cask for a fair ol’ length of time. This is the kind of stout you want to take you into autumn and see you through a cold winter. It’s probably going to turn out to be a food group in its own right we reckon.
Something a little fruity from Top Out Brewery is “currantly” (No, that’s not a typo, bear with us, all will become clear…) gracing our shelves. Called “Simon Says-On”, it’s a 5.1% berry Saison style beer. We were lucky enough to taste the base saison beer before the berries were added and even that was hugely drinkable, but then Top Out went and added a whole lot of berries. 100kg’s of raspberries, blackberries, cherries and blackCURRANTS (…see? it’s a play on words…a pun if you will. You just don’t get this class of badinage on other beer websites y’know!) It’s a delicious, vinous, easy drinking little number. You know what to do.
It’s BACK – from Fallen Brewing Company just as big, just as raspberry-y and just as chewy! (there may be slightly less dog in it, we’re not sure…) We’re not limiting it this time around cos we were clever and ordered more, but it’s selling fast so get in quick if ya want some!
We just got in some very nice cans from We are BAD Co. (Bad Company Brewery) in Dishforth, Yorkshire. Bad Co. have just installed their own canning and bottling line at the brewery, so all the bottling and canning can now be done in-house. The first three offerings in can are all unfiltered so there should be no shortage of flavour. The cans are also the type where the ring pull takes almost the entire top off the can, turning the can into a cup. Handy for on-the-go types. We have “Slow Rider” – a session ale brewed with grapefruit, “Comfortably Numb” pale, hoppy and loaded with tropical fruit flavours and “Summer Breeze” – a pale ale infused with lime and mint! Summer may be almost over but you could always turn the heating up full blast, strip down to your simmet, bask on the sofa and *pretend* it’s still summer, couldn’cha? 😀
Some new beers from Vibrant Forest Brewery arrived today. We’ve also re-stocked the “Salted Liquorice Stout” because that flew out last time! The three new beers are: “Belgian Dubbel”, “Vibrant Pale – Chinook” and “Wheatwave” No prizes for guessing the styles but if you want more details and tasting notes, click on the link to the website
All Vibrant Forest beers are suitable for #vegan and #vegetarian diets.
A new beer sneaks in to the Swannay Brewery stable today. “Orkney Session” is brewed to celebrate the Orkney Folk Festival. It’s a hoppy, sessionable pale ale, 3.8%abv, featuring Cascade, Simcoe and a little Motueka hops. It’s from Swannay so you know it’s gonna be good!
A couple of new (to our shop at least) beers and a re-stock of some favourites from Cromarty Brewing Co. The two newbies are: “Arctic Swell” Vienna Lager – A complex blend of toasted malts meld together with the peppery definitive lager hop Saaz and a yeast from an all time classic lager brewery, coupled with a proper low temperature lager fermentation and slow maturation to create a clean, smooth finish. Also “Breakfast In Berlin” – an orange and Earl Grey Berliner Weisse. We re-stocked with “AKA”, “Ghost Town Porter” and “Rogue Wave. The extra good news is, all of these beers are now available in 330ml bottles!