One of the grandfathers of the London craft beer scene, Kernel Brewery was founded by Evan O'Riordain back in 2010. His mission then was to brew beer worthy of attention, and was one of the first UK breweries to brew huge, hop-forward IPAs. Now internationally recognised as one of the best breweries in the world, Evan's beers changed the way that people drank in the capital and was the inspiration behind most of the new wave of London breweries. They still brew in small batches and now produce wonderful sours and fantastic porters and stouts.
One of my favourite highlights of the beer calendar "Hop City" was a year ago today as my phone reminded me this morning. No doubt we'll make up for it and all pull together a great festival once this is all over. A big thanks goes out to all those breweries still managing to produce fantastic beer during this period, and also good luck to all those who have knuckled down hibernating until this is over.
Northern Monk have managed to keep things going and we have a new exciting release Monday morning - this beer sounds fantastic and it's extremely limited so you need to be quick ! We have found some Heathen stock if you miss out.
More new beer arrivals include - Pastore Brewing & Blending, New Magic Rock, New Buxton, Fresh Deya, Swedish Duckpond Sour, Odyssey New Englands, German FrauGruber Set Sails DDH Triple IPA. Restocks from Vault City, New Pale Isolation Pack.
Lots to look forward for next week including new beers from the following breweries -
Amundsen, Napier Beer, Dry & Bitter, Salt Beer Factory, Marble, Vibrant Forest, Time & Tide, Northern Monk, North Brew, Lost & Grounded, Track Brewing plus many more.
We're busy sourcing fresh great beers 24/7 so watch this space!
Support local businesses - they're still producing new fresh beers under lock down. It's challenging times, they've lost their tap room, keg and cask sales but those rent bills are still coming in. We don't want any these businesses to go - remain in your compound and drink fresh! We're in this together x
Aunt Bessie’s has partnered with Northern Monk Brewery on a duo of limited-edition roast dinner beers.
The beers are themed around the courses of a “classic” roast dinner, the first being Roast Dinner Brown Ale (5.7% abv) and the second Jam & Custard Pale Ale (5% abv), which is billed as incorporating the flavours of an Aunt Bessie’s Jam Roly Poly.
The Roast Dinner Brown Ale was brewed with Aunt Bessie’s Yorkshire puddings and roast potatoes, while the Jam Roly Poly was brewed with plum, apricot and strawberry. They have launched online priced at £3.50/440ml or £6/2x440ml.
We're still managing to get some great impy beers in for you. Here's a few of the arrivals this week.
For the first time at Madness we have Broaden & Build Copenhagen. They're about discovering new flavors through a symbiotic combination of ingredients and techniques of both brewing and cooking, blurring the lines of each in search of something which is greater than the sum of its parts.
Article by Pellicle Magazine on Broaden & Build
Apex Brewing Company Sweden make aroma-driven, fresh, intense and hoppy beers.
Small batch brewing and aggressively hop forward. What they might lack in size they make up for in flavor.
Apex Brewing Company’s focal point is essentially IPAs but they are constantly
evolving and reinventing. They brew beers that are unfiltered, unpasteurised and naturally hazy as a result of recipe choices and brewing decisions.
"We are Apex Brewing Company. We are music, people and beer." Apex Sweden
Lost and Grounded Brewers is a brewery in Bristol,established in July 2016. They are particularly fascinated by the precision of German brewing and the idiosyncratic nature of Belgian beers.
More classic local stock refreshes - here's a few back in today
The suns out, what better than kicking back in the garden (no garden, get that window open). Chill and drink the freshest just brewed beer.
Some great new packs at brilliant prices. For the price of a night out you can stay in and drown in a diverse pack of beer. These packs are super limited, good beer stock is like trying to buy bread flour and yeast at the moment.
We'll try to update everyone with anything that's exciting or new. Give us some feedback!