From West of London, we’ve got two breweries from the Finchampstead area. Siren’s Ryseing Tides is their winter seasonal IPA brewed with rye to create a warming, spicy body! Making their We Brought Beer debut, we’ve got four new beers from Wild Weather Ales. Their Plain Sailing Weather is a pale brewed with Kaffir Lime leaves for a wonderfully fresh tangy finish, while their Shepherd’s Warning IPA is a proper, bitter West Coast style IPA. Damn Dead Strawberry is a lactose sour with strawberries which is fruity and tart, but has a clean and fruity finish. The final new beer we have from them is their Milk Stout, Mudslinger.
New Arrivals 08.12.16
We’ve got plenty of new arrivals coming in this week – although most are arriving the day after this blog is published so this is going to be a very photo-light New Arrivals update until tomorrow evening! So, to keep everyone interested from the off, we’ll quickly go through the beers that have already arrived so that you guys have a nice photograph to keep you entertained!
We’ve got in three new 750ml bottles from two of our favourite Bermondsey breweries. First up is Partizan’s “collaboration” with Wiper & True, the XK. Collaboration is in air quotes because having met each other at a beer festival several months ago, they did some fun experimentation blending each others beers, and this is the result! A blend of Partizan’s X Ale, a mild style beer, and Wiper & True’s K Beer, a barley wine style beer, this is rich, decadent and the perfect winter sharer bottle. From The Kernel we’ve got their latest Raspberry London Sour, a beer whose Damson London Sour variation flew out, so we recommend coming and grabbing this ASAP. The other Kernel sharer is a variation on the barrel-aged Biere de Saison, this time hopped with Simcoe and Perle.
On Tuesday we were joined by Beerbliotek from Sweden, and they talked us through some of their latest beers to hit the UK’s shores. A collaboration with All In Brewing, Whoop Ass, a dry-hopped Berliner Weisse with orange peel. Their other new fruity number, Passion Fruit of the Loins is a Double IPA brewed with, unsurprisingly, passion fruit. On the darker side we’ve got their Ronseal of a beer, Mocha Latte Stout Double Shot Vanilla, which is now very limited after we sold through two cases on the evening of the event, and also the Eternal Darkness Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout which is tasting absolutely fantastic at the moment!
Verdant Brewing from down in Cornwall first came up to London a few weeks ago and almost instantly sold out. We’ve now got restocks of their Bloom IPA and Lightbulb XPA, which are being joined by two new cans. Their Pulp DIPA is something we’re getting very excited about because of the quality of their previous hoppy beers, whilst their Even Sharks Need Water IPA takes its inspiration from the hazy IPAs of New England.
From closer to home, we’ve got a couple of new bottles in from Mondo. Their Dennis Hopp’r IPA is making its first appearance in small package, having flown out in keg, whilst their Black Steel Coffee Milk Stout collaboration with coffee roasters, Ozone, is tasting fantastic! From just behind our Clapham Junction store we’ve got the yearly release of Sambrook’s Russian Imperial Stout which is one of the most drinkable but decadent 10.2% Stouts you’re likely to meet! Finally from London, we’ve got the first special release from Gipsy Hill’s new brewkit. Les Gilles is a collaboration with new brewery, Villages, and is a Belgian-style Dubbel aged on sour cherries!