Here are the beers from our November 2019 beer box, enjoy!
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Tiny Rebel, Newport, UK – Welcome To The Party Pal!, Snowball IPA, 6.3%, 330ml can (contains lactose)
Is it too early to talk about Christmas? Not for Tiny Rebel! Here is another crazy special release from the Welsh brewery: an IPA inspired by the famous Christmas cocktail. Creamy and hazy with coconut and lemon notes.
Firestone Walker, Paso Robles, California – Luponic Distortion No. 13, American IPA, 5.9%, 355ml can.
You may have tried other versions of Luponic Distortion – this is the latest one available in the UK. The base beer stays the same, but each new release features a different hop blend designed to showcase the possibilities of pure hop aromas and flavours. Firestone Walker have an exclusive three-acre experimental plot in the Yakima Valley where they develop new hops: the lead hop in No. 13 comes from this specific plot and was selected for its pronounced tropical fruit and coconut character.
Brasserie Thiriez, Esquelbecq, France – Les Québécoises, Belgian Pale Ale, 5.5%, 330ml can.
Brasserie Thiriez is a small family run brewery based in the North of France that has been making excellent craft beer for several years – even before the ‘craft beer revolution’ started in France. This Belgian Pale Ale is brewed with wheat and spices, giving it the refreshing feel of a Belgian wit beer. And in case you were wondering, ‘Les Québécoises’ means ‘The women from Quebec’.
Magic Rock, Huddersfield, UK / Collaboration with The Wild Beer Co, Somerset – Rhubarb Kiss, Gose, 5.0%, 500ml can
After Salty Kiss, their gooseberry gose, Magic Rock are bringing us a rhubarb gose in collaboration with The Wild Beer Co. Sharp lemon and rhubarb crumble on the nose, with juicy rhubarb flavour and a tart refreshing finish. A sour beer that’s fruity enough for everyone to enjoy!
Koningshoeven Brewery, Berkel-Enschot, Netherlands – La Trappe Bockbier, 7.0%, 330ml bottle.
If you’ve ever been to Holland at this time of year you’ll know all about Bockbier. La Trappe Bock beer is the only Trappist Bock beer in the world, those funky Dutch monks. Deep-red in colour with a very rich taste and malty aroma. The aromatic hops and roasted malt give it a pleasant bitterness that surprisingly melts together with a light-sweet undertone.
Wiper and True, Bristol, UK – Kaleidoscope, Pale Ale, 4.2%, 440ml can .
Isn’t it great when one of your favourite beers comes along in a big ol can!? This flagship pale ale has a constantly changing hop bill, each time bringing a host of different flavours. Citrus, tropical, floral or herbal, you can expect this beer to satisfy any hop head.
Gipsy Hill, London, UK – Hunter Helles, Helles Lager, 4.8%, 330ml can.
Brewing a proper lager takes quality ingredients, skill and time. For Hunter, Gipsy Hill are using German noble hops, premium Weyermann malts and the beer goes through 40 days of lagering before being packaged – just how it should be. No compromises. Have a sip, and you’ll soon understand why in comparison mass produced lagers taste like they do: they are brewed and packaged in less than a week, using hop extracts and malt dust…
If you chose ‘I like all beers’
Marble Brewery, Manchester, UK – Uppe Hela Natten, Macchiato Porter, 5.1%, 330ml can (contains lactose).
No need to introduce Marble Brewery anymore, one of our favourite breweries in Manchester, run by great people and repeatedly making excellent beers. Uppe Hela Natten (‘up all night’ in Swedish) is a rich porter brewed with espresso blend coffee from Marble’s local roasters and a touch of lactose for a silky mouthfeel and balanced sweetness.
If you chose ‘No dark beers’
Yonder, Somerset, UK – Fermhouse, Farmhouse Pale Ale, 3.8%, 330ml bottle.
Ex Wild Beer Co. members split off to form Yonder, inspired by the truly wild side of brewing and fermentation. This funky take on a British golden ale is sure to intrigue, Norwegian farmhouse yeast and mixed cultures make for a clean, yet tart base. Hops from the UK and Europe balance the herbal notes and fruitiness.