We’ve got plenty of amazing beers arriving this week, so take your time, read this blog carefully and plan your pre-, post- and intra-Christmas drinking!
From Burning Sky down in Sussex we’ve got three 750ml bottles joining their Monolith in your fridges. Three different barrel-aged Saisons, the first up is their Cuvee which is a blend of their Saison a la Provision aged in Chardonnay barrels and foundres then blended with an imported Belgian Lambic. Next up, their Saison Reserve Barrel-Aged is the same beer aged on gooseberries whilst their Anniversaire yearly release is aged in Chardonnary barriques with a blend of their house saison yeast and wild strains. In 750ml bottles, these are some of the best beers around in the UK at the moment.
From the Scandinavian breweries, we’ve got some more pretty special arrivals. Mikkeller’s famous Spontanbasil makes a return in barrel-aged form, whilst his much sought after Spontantripleblueberry is making its first appearence in the UK and is going to fly out if any of the other previous Spontan- cans are anything to go by. Another new Omnipollo stout is making an appearence in Lorelei, a collaboration with Siren and homebrew competition winner Dave Strachan who brewed up a maple coconut toast Imperial Porter. Finally, another strong dark beer is making its debut in the form of Dugges’s Sidamo Dimtu, a coffee Imperial Stout brewed with Ethiopian coffee chosen by Bristol roasters, Hunter & Sons.
Beer cans and beer bottles
We’ve had all their beers on draft in our shops, but we’re now getting in the first bottles of Lost & Grounded’s Keller Pils and Running With Sceptres. These guys are one of the most anticipated releases of the year and so we’re delighted to be able to stock their beers. Also making their debut in a new packaging format is East London Brewing who have now released their Cowcatcher Pale Ale and flagship Pale Ale in cans for the first time ever.
Oh, and we have Cloudwater DIPA v10. Yep… it’s back again!