This is a bit special. Waaay back in the mists of time *wavy lines* when we were a lot less grey but a lot more green. We got a selection of bottles in from the then Highland brewery on Orkney (now Swannay Brewery) and amongst them were some 275ml bottles of Orkney Porter. Anyone who’s tried this knows it to be a wonderfully rich, dark, treacley porter that’s very drinkable despite it’s 9%abv. Every year Swannay releases a new vintage of this porter and somehow, possibly when we moved warehouses, six bottles of this lush porter were overlooked. These six bottles are the 2010 vintage. We don’t know of any others of this particular vintage in existence so they’re quite rare. These would make a rather unique gift for a fan of Swannay Orkney porter, or just porter in general. We really do only have six of them so it’s one per customer and strictly first come, first served.
We’ve got some new cans in from a brewery way down south. The Black Flag Brewery in Cornwall to be precise. Four to choose from: “Fang” is their West Coast Pale, “White Cross” is their IPA using New World hops, there’s a Black IPA using Mosaic, Amarillo and Citra hops and finally, “Saison Sorachi” unsurprisingly featuring Sorachi Ace hops.
Some great new beers from The Emerald Isle grace our shelves for the first time this week. From Irish brewing co-op ‘Farmaggedon‘ we have four beers: India Export Porter, India Pale Ale, Mosaic IPA and Wet Hop IPA. The Wet Hop IPA is hopped with freshly picked hops from the brewery’s own farm and all the beers are unfiltered, unpasteurised and vegan friendly. Can’t say fairer than that really!
Bit of a treat for you from local brewery Lawman Brewing Company.
We have bottles of their latest brew, a Black IPA called “Eldritch” – pours blacker than a moonless night, but your senses are flooded with the raw aroma of American hops. Bitter, roasted barley mingles with citrus and pine needles. Thought provoking as well as delicious!
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.