09 Mar News of the Brews – February 2018
Beers from hot tickets Cloudwater and Verdant are coming and going faster than we can tell you about, so rather than put pictures here of beers that have already sold out, let’s use the space to say that we are getting regular deliveries from both breweries, and we’ll do our best to make sure that everyone gets an allocation of whatever is available.
We’re really pleased to finally have some beer on hand from Bristol’s Left Handed Giant brewery. We have 2 in stock currently, Finzels Reach (6.8% IPA), plus their collab with fussmongers Verdant, Even Sharks Need Cheesburgers (6.5% IPA, a mash-up of two recipes, Even Sharks Need Water from Verdant, and Cheeseburger Cavalry from LHG)
Black Iris have sent us some cracking beers that please the eye and the palate in equal measure. The current range is all packaged in 44cl cans, and comprises: Divine Elements (6% mosaic IPA), Let The Juice Loose (6.5% New England IPA), Mothers Ruin (7% juniper IPA), Rise & Shine (5.2% coffee milk stout), Cosmic Cream IPA (5% lactose IPA), plus Lacerated Sky (9% imperial red)
Wylam Brewery’s latest canned releases have got everyone in quite a tizzy. Futureshock (6% double dry-hopped India Dark Ale) is a riot of tropical fruit (Citra Simcoe and Mosaic hops) and smooth chocolate flavours, and Us & Them (8.2% DIPA) is a textbook example of the style, heavy with Citra and Mosaic hops. Don’t overlook their bottle range too – we currently have Hickey The Rake (4.2% limonata pale ale), Jakehead (6.3% IPA), Swipe Right (4.7% tropical fruit IPA) and Catcher In The Rye (5.8% double dry-hopped rye pale ale)
Track Brewing have managed to wrangle some of their excellent beers into bottle, and we’ve swooped in and wrestled it from their grasp. El Capitan (5.7% IPA), NYX (10% imperial stout), and Venga! (5.2% pale ale, collab with Barcelona’s Garage Brewing). Quantities on these are a bit limited as Track respond to increased demand for their superb beers.
Everyone loves a collab brew, but Magic Rock always have to go one further. Their latest collab is with none other than the film studio 20th Century Fox. Well, kind of. Panther (4.5% pale ale) is brewed as a tie in to the new film “Walk Like A Panther”, created by Huddersfield native Dan Cadan, and featuring Magic Rock brewery’s first appearance on film.
As if raising a million quid to crowdfund their next phase of expansion was all in a day’s work, Northern Monk continue to calmly rack ’em out. Northern Rising (5.5% triple dry-hopped aple ale) is a tie-in to their crowdfuding campaign, while Patrons Project 12.01 (6.4% IPA) recreates an old IPA recipe with heritage Chevallier barley, and delivers a stonefruit and orange zest character over a juicy malt base. Arriving very shortly, Don’t Mess With Yorkshire (4.5% pale ale) is a crisp, citrussy delight.