Just a brief post letting you know what to expect from us at this years Craft Beer Rising. We’re excited to unveil some new recipes, and some that we’ve tweaked for even more deliciousness. As well as our expanding core range, expect a Vienna Lager and a Red Ale in the near future… Enough about that! Here is a list of the beer we will have on and the tasting notes, so you have an idea of what’s going in your mouth.
One of our core range. This uncompromising lager is crisp, refreshing and clean. Lagered for six weeks and loaded with Progress and Fuggles Hops for masses of flavour. Pale gold in colour with a grassy aroma and a gently spiced taste. Best served cool.
This APA is inspired by the great craft beers of the US West Coast. Buttloads of Cascade, Summit, Columbus and Chinook Hops result in a big, fat hop bomb of a beer. Light Copper in colour with a tropical fruit/grapefruit aroma and a bitter/citrus taste. Serve cold.
Our ISA V2 will be part of our core range, we’ve been perfecting the recipe and we think we have it down. All the flavour of a big hitting IPA without the knee-trembling ABV! (4.5%) Brewed with Mosaic and Citra hops, this beer provides a smack of tropical fruit with a well balanced bitterness. Oats provide a full body to support the intensely hoppy flavour.
Snake Oil 7.5% DIPA. Available soon in keg and can but for now we will be taking a pilot batch of it to Craft Beer Rising. Hoppy as hell, masses of stone fruit and over-ripe mango on the nose. Biscuit and crisp bitterness in and around the mouth.
Tropic Like It’s Hot 4.8% Pale Ale. It’s a pineapple explosion in your mouth with coconut undertones thanks to the Sorachi Ace hops. It’s light, fruity and crushable.
Griff’s Magic Potion is a light session IPA full of new world hops Galaxy/Bravo & Waimea. At 3.7% you can keep on drinking it. (I’m aware it says 4.5% over there…ignore that.) Predominate malty flavours using Vienna/Marris Otter malt and Wheat, with subtle hints of fruity flavours to tickle the pallet into submission.
Smoked Rye Porter 5.6%. Does exactly what it says… Roasty caramel malty goodness with a hint of umami.
That’s all of our keg list, but we’ve still got a little more for you! We’re taking the West Coast and Craft Lager in bottles but also some of our pilot range that we only make in small batch. Once it’s gone it’s gone…unless we make more, which could happen.
Red Eye PA 5.8%. Our collaboration with Farmageddon created this hoppy Red IPA. It’s packed with Columbus, Galaxy and Centennial hops. The aroma starts with burnt orange and passionfruit followed by sweet malt flavours and a dry resinous finish. This beer collaboration started with a bromance at last years CBR! We popped on over to Northern Ireland, ‘tested’ many brews, had a lot of fun and ended up brewing this full-on beer which then went on to win Best Beer of Ireland at Belfast Beer Fest!
Spartacus Pale Ale 5.1%. This started as homebrew recipe and has evolved from there. It’s the perfect mix of tradition and progression. A new world twist on a classic ESB. Expect a ‘darker’ pale ale and a full malt flavour with new world hops creeping in for that fruity floral punch in the mouth.
Terry Couldn’t Handle This is a 5.1% Chocolate Orange Milk Stout. This was a bit of an experiment and had us worried for a time but it turned out great! It’s sweet, dark and full of body with hints of chocolate and orange. We used Marmalade, cocoa nibs and orange zest in the brew.
Once in a Blue Moon was brewed on Christmas day! A 4.8% blueberry IPA made with Mosaic/Vic Secret hops and real blueberries. (one made it’s way into a bottle, if you find it you’re the winner! Of a blueberry…) It’s piney, fruity, bitter and hoppy.
Hopefully we’ll see you there! Tickets still available.