Here are the beers from our September 2020 beer box, enjoy!
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Two Roads, Stratford, Connecticut – Wee Demon, Session IPA, 3.8%, 355ml can
Low-calorie beers are all the rage in America. It hasn’t quite touched the UK yet, but brace yourselves. To tell you the truth, we haven’t chosen this beer for its nutritional value but for its taste and sessionability. Only 3.8% abv but it’s packed with flavour thanks to ekuanot, simcoe, azacca and citra hops.
Cigar City Brewing, Tampa, Florida – Wedge Cut, American Wheat Ale, 4.5%, 355ml can.
Summer is nearly over but we’d like to hang on to the idea of it a bit longer with this beer. A super refreshing wheat beer with a nice dose of hops, giving you tons of citrus fruit flavour and a pleasant bitterness.
Anspach and Hobday, London, UK – The Bitter, porter, 3.7%, 440ml can.
‘Pint of bitter please’ is not a sentence you hear a lot around the Beer House. We have decided to go down the modern British beer route because we wanted to bring something different to a city already packed with traditional pubs. But some modern British breweries are also brewing more traditional styles. Here, Anspach and Hobday give a modern twist to their bitter with the addition of Chinook, an American hop famous for its spicy and resinous aroma, making it the choice hop in West Coast style IPAs.
Oskar Blues, Longmont, Colorado – Slow Chill, Helles Lager, 5.0%, 355ml can.
As you know, we are big fans of German beers and particularly Helles lagers, the super crispy style of lager from Munich. We are also big fans of American breweries, so when the legendary Oskar Blues decided to brew a Munich style lager, we thought ‘why the hell(es) not?’. So here we are, drinking an American made German beer style, making bad puns, waiting for all the Oktoberfest beers to be available in the UK.
De Molen, Bodegraven, The Netherlands – Hop & Liefde, American pale ale, 4.8%, 330ml bottle.
De Molen are famous for their strong dark beers, but this pale ale is one of their best sellers. It’s a classic American pale ale, with a strong hop aroma and flavour of citrus and tropical fruits balanced by caramel and toasty notes from the malts.
Brouwerij Slaghmuylder, Ninove, Belgium – Witkap Pater Stimulo, Belgian blonde ale, 6.0%, 330ml bottle
Funded in 1860, the Slaghmuylder brewery started by brewing only a pilsner. One hundred and sixty years later, the brewery still belongs to the same family and they have now extended their range to brew classic Belgian styles: a Belgian blonde or ‘Single’, a dubbel and a tripel. Stimulo, the ‘single’ is unfiltered, bottle conditioned (mind the sediment!) and hopped with local hops. A blonde beer made in the pure Belgian tradition.
Siren, Wokingham, UK – Do Repeat Yourself, Brut pale ale, 4.5%, 440ml can.
Remember Brut IPAs? They are made using a special brewing process that creates a dry, light bodied, super hoppy beer. Here Siren have used the same process to brew a crushable pale ale with a lower ABV but all the characteritics of a Brut IPA.
If you chose ‘I like all beers’
Black Isle Brewing Co, Munlochy, Scotland – Porter, 4.6%, 330ml can.
Scotland’s only organic brewery, they grow their own barley for their beers as well as seasonal vegetables to use in their Inverness bar. A truly sustainable and wholesome business, the kind we need lots more of. Here we bring you their porter, a roasty, full-bodied beer with notes of treacle and coffee.
If you chose ‘No dark beers’
Brasserie d’Achouffe, Achouffe, Belgium – Chouffe Blanche, Belgian wit beer, 6.5%, 330ml bottle
We had Chouffe Soleil in the August beer box, so we continue here with the summery editions of Brasserie d’Achouffe. Their ‘Blanche’, is a light and refreshing wit beer, brewed with orange zest and coriander seeds as per tradition.