August 2019 beer box

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

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Buxton Brewery, Buxton, UK – Shelterstone, IPA, 5.6%, 330ml can.

A classic American IPA, piney notes and plenty of citrus fruits flavour with a lasting bitterness. A refreshing brew you’ll want to slip in your backpack to enjoy in the great outdoors this summer.

Tiny Rebel, Newport, UK – Cali Pale, American Pale Ale, 5.0%, 330ml can.

You probably remember drinking Cali, the iconic and long time favourite American Pale Ale from Tiny Rebel. Cali Pale is its successor, made to stick with the current trends in craft beer. The ABV is lower, and you can expect a juicier version with tons of tropical fruits flavour. Close your eyes and imagine you’re under a palm tree in California…

Moor, Bristol, UK – Old Profanity, Pale Ale, 4.7%, 330ml can.

Old Profanity is a pale ale brewed to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Thekla, a live music venue based on a boat moored in Bristol Harbour. In a typical Moor fashion, they made a classic English Pale Ale with a twist: more hops, more bitterness, more interesting!

North Brewing, Leeds, UK – Transmission, IPA, 6.9%, 330ml can.

We do love a West Coast IPA! And while Jonny is actually enjoying the California sunshine and beers, here’s one brewed in… Leeds! Transmission is a staple of North Brewing’s core range, it’s big on tropical and resinous flavours and even at that ABV you’ll want another sip straight away! (B they call it west coast IPA but it’s hazy so I’m a bit confused here).

Marble Brewery, Manchester, UK – Chilli and Lemon Gose, 3.9%, 330ml can.

Another German beer style, a gose is a sour beer brewed with coriander and sea salt. This Marble version has lemon and chilli added to it for a fruity twist, making it a lip-smacking refreshing beer.

Flying Dog Brewery, Maryland, USA – Thunderpeel, Hazy IPA, 6.2%, 355ml can.

Flying Dog’s motto is ‘Good people drink good beer’ and we couldn’t agree more! Unfiltered and brewed with Citra, Galaxy and Mosaic, this hazy IPA will satisfy your juice needs with its low bitterness and citrus fruits flavour.

Siren Craft Brew, Wokingham, UK / Collaboration with Humble Sea Brewing Co, Santa Cruz, California – Cali Power Smoothie, Fruit smoothie IPA, 7.2%, 330ml can.

Well, someone’s been obsessed with California lately… For their first canned collaboration, Siren are joining forced with Humble Sea Brewing Co based in Santa Cruz, just off the iconic Highway 1 that runs from Seattle to San Diego. No surprise then that Cali Power Smoothie is the ultimate summer beer where juicy hops meet blueberry, mango and peach juice.

If you chose ‘I like all beers’

Siren Craft Brew, Wokingham, UK – Broken Dream, Breakfast Stout, 6.5%, 330ml can.

After a big crowdfunding campaign last year, Siren have invested some of the money in a shiny new canning line. And we’re glad they did! The new branding looks amazing and the can format brings modernity to an already excellent core range. Broken Dream is a chocolate, oats and coffee milk* stout, it’s thick, smooth, slightly smokey and all round delicious. So delicious it won the prestigious CAMRA Champion Beer of Britain award at the last Great British Beer Festival! An award usually scooped up by more traditional breweries, so it’s great to see Siren (and Tiny Rebel in 2015 for Cwtch) win this one.

*this beer contains lactose

If you chose ‘No dark beers’

Magic Rock, Huddersfield, UK / Collaboration with Uiltje, Haarlem, Netherlands – Hoo-dini, Kölsch, 4.8%, 500ml can.

We’ve had a few Uiltje beers in the shop in the past few weeks, and they all went down a treat! This is a collaboration with one of our favourite UK breweries, so we HAD to get it too. Hoo-dini is a dry hopped kölsch, a German style of beer traditionally only served in Cologne. The beer is brought to you in a 20cl glass, and you keep getting refills until you can’t take it anymore. We experienced it first hand in May, and it was truly great! This is the perfect beer for a hot summer day.