WC 18/09/23 BEAK, POMONA ISLAND, ELUSIVE, OVERTONE, LHG, PRESSURE DROP, SURESHOT, NEON RAPTOR, LAKES, AZVEX & MORE!
Created in collaboration with Beak's Danish friends at Gamma Brewing, this IPA is a showcase of the freshest most flavourful Mosaic, Citra, Loral and Galaxy hops they could lay our hands on, with flavours of weed, lemon zest, ripe peach and passionfruit. Enjoy!
I CAUGHT MY FIRST TUBE THIS MORNING...SIR
Your Double Dry Hop bothers me, your single hop Mosaic bothers me, and YES, your Pale Ale bothers me! Now do you have anything even remotely interesting to tell me? “I caught my first tube this morning..... Sir”
SOLITAIRE 'TIL DAWN
Last night I brewed a pale, pretended it was dry hopped with Cryo Mosaic, Simcoe and El Dorado. As
long as I can dream; it’s hard to put this can down.
I CAN'T GET BEHIND THAT
Cryo Mosaic, Simcoe, Citra and Sorachi Ace! I can’t get beyond that kind of like... IPA
STAND UP AND BE COUNTED x Count Me In Collective
Elusive's second collaboration with the fantastic Count Me In Collective. This Black IPA uses Centennial, Citra and Mosaic hops for notes of orange citrus and blueberry.
SUN BOTH SHINE
Wearing Cheap sunglasses sitting by the lake, Stoking up the BBQ listening to some free bird. Enjoying the sun and crazy hot weather... Letting it all fade away with proper American hop juice the way a New Englander would do it. Wicked good. FKA Tribute & Beer Formerly Known As...
EKUANOT A PHASE MOM x Koelschip Yard
Brewed with one of Overtone's favourite local bars and good friends in Glasgow, Koelschip Yard, to celebrate their 6th Birthday. The brief was simple, make a banging beer. Putting Ekuanot at the forefront they've encouraged a strong fruity aroma including lemon, lime and papaya. The combination of El Dorado and Kohatu hops add some fresh tropical fruit characters to the beer while Motueka rounds it off with a pleasant citrus finish.
5TH BIRTHDAY BEERS!
x KING OF FEASTS
The first beer in Overtone's 5th Birthday series is a collaboration with none other than foodie & legend King of Feasts. They wanted to create the perfect 'kitchen beer', one that hits the spot when you're thirsty and session on throughout the day. They brewed none other than a simple 4% juicy and hazy Citra pale ale. Using Citra in all its forms to bring through maximum flavours including peach, passion fruit and melon. A small addition of Simcoe hops add some gentle bitterness and well-balanced citrus twists.
P*NK PANTHER x Panther Milk
Overtone have been big fans of Panther M*lk since the early days of sharing bottles in the back of Tabac. For those who don’t already know, Panther M*lk is the ‘world’s first’ oat milk-based vegan cream liqueur cocktail brand and they started it all here in Glasgow. They’ve loved watching the business and brand grow these last couple years and were even more ecstatic when Panther Milk agreed to collaborate with them on one of their 5th Birthday Beers.
Overtone decided to create a beer combining their Ice Cream smoothie sour recipe and Panther Milk's Strawberry Panther M*lk, and most importantly with a strong emphasis on their commitment to being 100% vegan. Therefore they have created their first ever fruited ice cream smoothie sour using only strawberries and vegan soft serve ice cream. They're proud to say no panthers were harmed making this product.
OUR BARLEY AGED x Lochlea
This collaboration with Lochlea Distillery celebrates not only Overtone's but their 5th Birthday this month too as well as the inception of their future journey together. Earlier this year Overtone brewed their first double mash stout using 12 kinds of malts including Caramalt, Chocolate Malt, Chocolate Wheat, Chocolate Rye, Carabohemian, you get the point. The rich chocolate caramel base was then matured in Lochlea's special selection of barrels allowing them to create their first core product 'Our Barley'. This barrel combination included the perfect recipe of ex-bourbon, ex-Oloroso sherry casks as well as shaved, toasted and re-charred barriques.
PURE MAGIC x Nänni-Pää
Pure Magic makes it's annual return for Overtone's 5th Birthday and who better to collaborate with than a local artist they can't get enough of Nänni-Pää. The beer is as good as ever with a multitude of flavours from creamy peach and mango, lemon and lime to grassy and dank. It comes in an even better dressed can though of course...
PICTURE OF HEALTH x We Were Promised Jetpacks
The fifth and final beer in their birthday series is the loudest and most amplified beer they've brewed yet, and who better to collaborate with than the incredible We Were Promised Jetpacks who are also celebrating their 20th Birthday this year. The Indie Rock band have been hugely credited for their atmospheric sound backed with their empathetic lyrics captured in their distinctive Scottish accent. Overtone have certainly been big fans of the band since their debut album, These Four Walls and were delighted when we spied them drinking an Overtone one night. Needless to say we slipped in their DMs and the rest is history.
Back to the beer though, with them both reaching a milestone and We Were Promised Jetpacks' music inspiring them to make something ambitious and dynamic, they decided to brew a TIPA. Using a new product for Overtone called Phantasm, a powder derived from Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc grapes, then double dry-hopped with Citra, Nelson Sauvin and Motueka hops, this beer is undoubtedly their hoppiest and haziest beer to date.
LEFT HANDED GIANT
LEND YOUR SWORD
Oats take centre stage in this malt base, whilst a merriment of US and NZ hops bring a huge array of flavours. Touching on mackinaw peach, tangerine and green apple, moving through fresh pineapple, heady lemon thyme and white pepper bitterness. A delicious, creamy trifle.
Domino Topple is back and with a new look! To celebrate a decade of PD, they've been bringing back some classics from the Pressure Drop playbook, you can’t get much more on brand than a Mosaic IPA. Let’s cheers to 10 years with this dank hop dream!
I CANNAE CHANGE THE LAWS OF PHYSICS
Gluten free American pale ale dry hopped with Citra BBC, Mosaic Cryo, Ekuanot T90 & Cascade T90. An original, upended, at a Vulcanishly sensible ABV. I’ve got to have thirty minutes.
POLICE THE AIRWAVES
A super sessionable, yet powerfully hopped pale ale brewed with Amarillo, Simcoe & Citra hops. These impart punchy citrus and tropical fruit flavours and pine notes over the top of a light sweet maltiness on the finish.
MILK OF THE PEARL
A decadent milk stout packed full of vanilla! Lactose and vanilla add sweetness and body and pair up with the deep, dark and roasty malt backbone to create a rich and smooth sweet stout.
A hop-packed IPA brewed with Neon Raptor and Brewser! They stacked the hop bill out with Citra, Mosaic, Motueka and Strata hops which provide huge citrus and stone fruit flavours, along with notes of pineapple and lime, with subtle dank pine notes and a light bitterness on the finish.
CRIMES AGAINST BREWING: COFFEE, CARAMEL & ALMOND
Amongst the many crimes against brewing, this blend of rich coffee, sweet caramel, and gently woody almond is not one of them. This double pastry stout is tasty and warming, and beer can still taste of beer, but it doesn't have to.
SEVERED ISLAND x Seven Island
This collaboration with Greek Legends Seven Island goes way back to 2018 and their debut at Hop City in Leeds. They’d just won the Ratebeer award for best new beer in the world for their Citra Blast IPA and Neon Raptor were drinking the finest hoppy beers on the planet together. But they’ve ignored hops this time and made a thick Tiki cocktail inspired sour full of severed slices of pineapple and passion fruit, the juice of sweet cherries, the exotic island spices of cinnamon and nutmeg, and then finished it off with milk sugar and magic. The best way to consume this sweet and sour, tangy and tantalising collaborative cocktail is before or after a meal. Maybe we’ll have some Greek inspired weather and we can enjoy sipping it after a BBQ with friends and family. Or maybe you can drink it in your favourite craft beer venue whilst looking out at the rain.
ENTER THE PHANTASM ZONE
Two beers brewed testing out a new innovation in the brewing world, Phantasm®... Enter the Phantasm Zone Part 1 DDH IPA + Part 2 West Coast IPA.
These ultra-modern beers showcase the latest in brewing techniques and cutting-edge ingredients. Using YCH 303 Trial co-pelleted concentrated Cryo Hops® and Phantasm® this potent combo enhancing the big juicy, tropical notes to the next level, then generously dry hopped with Simcoe, Citra and Mosaic.
Here’s the geeky bit, Phantasm powder, which has been combined with Simcoe, Citra and Mosaic Cryo Hops® in this case, is a unique ingredient made from the skins of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc grapes. Phantasm powder contains thiol precursors that contribute to a rich flavour profile of the tropical and citrus notes.
First up this week is Feline Aquarium.
A 6.4% IPA hopped with Nelson Sauvin, Idaho 7 and El Dorado.
Loads of grape, gooseberry and strawberry notes on top of a full yet delicate base... Top stuff.
Next up this week is a return of a favourite from last year - Concrete Rocket. Concrete Rocket is a 7.4% IPA with a serious amount of Strata, Azacca & Citra. Huge tropical fruit hits alongside a sweeter fuller finish.
3rd this week we have Volcanic Lightning, another big favourite from last year that is well overdue a re-release. It is hopped with Citra, Idaho 7 & Azacca to levels that rival our DIPAs, so it's not surprising that this beer has aromas of pineapple, grapefruit and citrus exploding out the glass.
Then we have a big hazy monster IPA for you. 6.7% of saturated Citra & Motueka. Tropical zest and a slightly sweet finish. Beautiful.
MANA - PINA COLADA
Last this week but certainly not least is a new iteration of MANA.
Azvex got a lot of comments comparing the original to a Pina Colada so they thought... could they make it taste like an actual Pina Colada?
This newly discovered recipe was found buried beneath the mud flats of a long forgotten animal park.
How it got there nobody knows but nonetheless this Helles lager is a truly refreshing, well balanced beer brewed in a traditional style with all German grain and hops.
SOUROPOD Mango, Passionfruit & Vanilla
Juice bomb made with 500+Kg of thick Mango and tart Passion Fruit and fiery Habanero with a heavy hit of Citra hops.
FUN FOSSIL FOOL
It's back! Cherry mead aged in Woodford Reserve bourbon barrels that previously held Marlobobo's BA imperial stout: NON-FOSSIL FUEL.
The same day they emptied barrels to blend said imperial stout, they kept two of the best barrels in the blend and filled them with mead. One of them was filled with Marlobobo's beloved "Stevnsberry" cherry mead.
The mead picked up notes of mocha, vanilla, caramel, bourbon and chocolate. While still bursting with fresh fruit and a super soft mouthfeel.
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