This is another blog from Dan, our Tooting store manager. We will get him his own account to post from soon – we promise!
Magic Rock Salty Kiss 4.1%
For those who don’t know, Gose is style of beer, brewed in Germany, that can be traced back to the early 16th century. Commonly, at least 50% of the malt bill is made up of wheat, and you’ll often encounter a herbal characteristic and saltiness to the beer. Magic Rock have taken their award-winning brew to the next level with the addition of gooseberries, sea buckthorn and sea salt. It’s subtly sour and slightly tart, with a crisp, clean finish. No wonder it’s one of our top ten sellers.
Omnipollo Noa Pecan Mud Pie 11.0%
Thick, rich and decadent – Omnipollo’s Noa is an 11% imperial pecan mud cake stout that tastes like a pudding in a bottle. It pours ink-black with a burnt tan head, aromas of nutella, roasted malts and cookies jump from the glass. You’ll also find notes of wood, vanilla and coffee, all topped off by a hearty boozy finish. This sure as hell isn’t the kind of brew you’d sink on a daily basis, but we all need to treat ourselves every now and then, right?
Wild Beer Co. Ninkasi 9.0%
Our friends down in Somerset know a thing or two about funky beers. This divine Belgian-style saison (a traditional seasonal style of beer) has been brewed with a wealth of juicy New Zealand hops, freshly harvested Somerset apple juice and wild yeast added to the mix. The use of wild yeast, or Brett as it’s more commonly referred to, will give the beer a funky, sour edge. The result is rustic, fresh and earthy. This one’s for the cider fans.
Two Roads Road Jam 5.0%
This summer seasonal by Two Roads Brewing Co. begins life as a wheat ale. The beer is then fermented along with red and black raspberries and given an extra kick as lemongrass is added to the mix. As the beer makes its way into your glass, a delicious red liquid is unveiled, followed by thirst-quenching aromas of freshly picked berries. The finish is dry, refreshing and rather complex, with very little fruity sweetness.
Mikkeller Hallo Ich Bin Berliner Weisse (Cherry) 3.7%
Mikkeller cans look the business, but it’s what’s hidden in those cylinder vessels that really surprises and delights us. For the ultimate summer tipple, try their cherry flavoured Hallo Ich Bin Berliner Weisse on for size. This is a traditional German style sour beer which is usually served with red or green cordial to balance out the acidity, but Mikkeller are far from traditionalists so that funky tartness is on full display, all of which is underpinned by the subtle integration of sharp red cherries and unripe apples.
Maui Brewing Co. Coconut Hiwa Porter 6.0%
This robust porter by Maui Brewing Co. is dark, sweet and strangely tropical. The beer has been spiced with all natural coconut to give a rich and exotic flavour, the likes of which is complemented by notes of roasted coffee, milk chocolate and hints of vanilla. One of the things we like most about this beer is the satisfying silky mouthfeel, a sought-after characteristic which takes this porter to the next level.
Fourpure Juicebox 5.9%
Okay, so this is technically an IPA, but hear us out. This has been one of our most popular beers since its release a few months back; Fourpure even sold out of the stuff so we had to wait until September to get it back in. Labelled as a ‘Citrus IPA’, it’s packed with tropical aromas of papaya and mango. Orange zest was also added to the brew for an authentic fruity flavour. Although there is a delicious bitter finish to this beer, you will discover that it’s been well balanced by the sweet fruit. If you like this we’d also recommend trying Wild Beer’s Pogo.