Christmas beers are often just bog standard ales with a festive label slapped on (Rosey Nosey anyone?). Or worse, full-on flavoured beers with cinnamon and other dubious additives tipped in. Thankfully this is neither. Just a big strong ale from one of the old country’s primordial brewers, with just enough fruit and spice from the English hops to bring one in mind of Christmas. Chewy toffee, complex fruit and earthy flavours, with a very gentle bitterness and warming finish. Very satisfying, if somewhat out of season in our hemisphere.
Brothers Beer Welcome to Cryoville IPAMonday 15 August 2022
The can art of Brothers Beer Welcome to Cryoville, a Cryo Hop Hazy IPA, is giving off big Sims energy... does anyone still play The Sims?
Isthmus Figaro Imperial StoutSunday 14 August 2022
Isthmus Brewing’s Figaro, a fig and chocolate imperial stout (9% ABV) is intensely dark in colour, crowned by a coffee crema head. The aroma begins with notes of cocoa powder…
Deep Creek Leo extroverted Hazy IPAThursday 11 August 2022
Reviewer Josh Lee says Deep Creek Leo Extroverted Hazy IPA is the best hazy he's tried this year and recommends it highly.
Boneface The Wolf Bites Back Triple Cold IPAWednesday 10 August 2022
Boneface The Wolf Bites Back Triple Cold IPA is a complex mix of sharp citrus and softer tropicals, with pungent rosewater and light malt sweetness.