October 2019 beer box

Here are the beers from our October 2019 beer box, enjoy!

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Tiny Rebel, Newport, UK – Strawberry Bomb, Fruit sour beer, 4.0%, 330ml can.

We love Tiny Rebel for their excellent core range beers as much as for their crazy special releases. For this one, their used a ton (literally) of strawberries. The result is incredibly fruity and crushable, the kind that makes you want to take another sip straight away.

Pilot, Edinburgh, UK – Vienna Pale, Vienna Lager/Pale Ale fusion, 4.6%, 330ml can.

In the beer world, Pilot are famous for their hilarious social media (seriously, go check their Twitter account). They happen to also make great beer, and here is their interpretation of a Vienna Lager. Darker and sweeter than your classic Helles Lager, this one has been dry-hopped with Saaz, Citra and Cascade to add an extra hop kick.

Kirkstall Brewery, Kirkstall, UK – Virtuous, session IPA, 4.5%, 330ml can.

Last month’s Pilsner was so good that we had to get another of Kirkstall’s beers. This time it’s a session IPA that will give you the satisfaction of a hoppy IPA with the drinkability of a session beer. And so everyone can enjoy it, it’s also gluten-free!

Fyne Ales, Cairndow, UK – Workbench, IPA, 5.5%, 330ml can

Started in 2001, Fyne Ales are one of the craft beer OGs. ‘Jarl’, their citra session blonde, was a true flavour revolution at a time when cask beer was mostly bland and boring. ‘Workbench’ is their American style IPA, packed with fruity new-world hops while keeping a good malty balance.

The Kernel Brewery, London, UK – Pale Ale Amarillo, Cascade, Vic Secret, 5.6%, 330ml bottle.

Another craft beer OG, The Kernel have just celebrated their 10th anniversary (Jonny went along to the party a couple of weeks back!) When they first started, there was only a dozen breweries in London. That number is 120 today… This is the latest version of their Pale Ale – they brew each version once and change the hop bill every time. With this mix of American and Australian hops, expect a citrus bomb with juicy, tropical notes.

Lost and Grounded, Bristol, UK / Collaboration with Braybrooke Beer (Leicestershire) and Donkozo Beer (County Durham) – Mega Lager, Fest Bier, 5.4%, 440ml can.

The 3 best UK lager breweries got together to brew a… lager! The result is, in their own words, ‘a testament to the art of lager brewing’. Smooth, slightly biscuity and traditionally hopped with German hops, you can now celebrate Oktoberfest in the comfort of your home.

Gipsy Hill, London, UK / Collaboration with German Kraft, London, UK – Eins, Zwei, G’Suffa, Hopfenweisse, 5.4%, 440ml can.

Eins, Zwei, G’suffa means ‘One, Two, Drink!’. It’s a traditional drinking song, so if you want to spice up your drinking life we recommend you open your can, start this video and drink as if you were in Munich! This beer is a traditional German weissbier (or wheat beer) with a lot of added hops to make it a Hopfenweisse (or hoppy wheat beer).

If you chose ‘I like all beers’

8 Wired, Warkworth, New Zealand – Flat White, coffee milk stout, 5.5%, 330ml bottle (contains lactose).

The flat white is supposedly originated from New Zealand (although the Australians are claiming it too, so who knows). For the non-coffee geeks out there, a flat white is an expresso topped with steamed milk, allowing the coffee to dominate the flavour, while being supported by the milk. And this is also pretty much the flavour description for this beer: plenty of coffee, balanced with subtle lactose sweetness and a touch of vanilla.

If you chose ‘No dark beers’

Red Willow Brewery, Macclesfield, UK – Wreckless, Pale Ale, 4.8%, 440ml can.

Red Willow’s flagship pale ale is everything you’d expect from an American style pale ale: hop-forward, resinous, piney, citrusy with a clean crisp finish. If you ever find yourself in Macclesfield, we highly recommend you visit their beautiful taproom!