WC 21/11/23 APRUS & AZVEX BIRTHDAY BEERS! KEES, PASTORE, PUHASTE, BARON, BEAK, THREE HILLS, GRAVITY WELL, LHG & MORE!
Kees made this double cold IPA together with the Amsterdam brewery Walhalla Brewery.
This beer is named after the Zeeland goddess Nehalennia. She was the protector of trade and seafaring.
This double cold IPA is fresh, dry and firmly hopped.
PASTRY TRAIN PECAN PIE
The second station of the Pastry Train of Brouwerij Kees. This time a Pecan Pie!
Taste sweet flavors of the stout combined with the nutty pecan flavors.
The Pastry Train runs past various stations with only the tastiest pastries and desserts from all over the world. Four times a year the train arrives at a special place for the perfect pastry. What would be the next stop?
COFFEE IS MY FAVOURITE COLOUR
More than just an imperial stout! A pitch black imperial coffee stout, strong in taste, body and high in alcohol. The addition of coffee beans makes it the perfect beer for the coffee lover.
This stout is brewed together with Rock City from Amersfoort. Strong, rich and powerful!
DROP IT LIKE IT'S HOT
Licorice and coffee flavors in a can! Brewery Kees and Folkingebrew joined forces and made this delicious imperial pastry stout.
Those Groningen brewers know how to brew beer (just like Kees)!
BARREL PROJECT PEATED 2023
Here is another beautiful barrel project from Brouwerij Kees. This edition a thick Imperial stout that has been in Laphroaig barrels for 20 months.
Perfectly balanced beer with flavors of the delicious peated single malt whiskey from the beating heart of the island of Islay. An exciting Imperial stout with a light smoke!
A sweet collaboration between Brouwerij Kees and the Swedish brewery Närke Kulturbryggeri.
This imperial stout was brewed more than a year ago and the beer has been in bourbon barrels all this time.
Cinnamon, coffee, chocolate and bourbon, the madness, right?
Pastore's "Winter Wild" series is on it's way!
SAKE KASU BEER 2023 x The Sparkling Sake Brewery
One of Pastore's favourite beers from last year returns with some tweaks this month.
For this year's edition they took the sake kasu (lees) from Naoki at The Sparkling Sake Brewery up the road from them in Little Downham and primary fermented some rice saison on it along with their mother culture of wild yeasts before ageing for a further six months on lees and finally bottle conditioning.
The key difference from last year is the primary fermentation - last year's vintage was aged for a month on lees post stainless steel ageing. The primary ferm has brought lots more sake / rice fermentation character with lots of citrus esters & savoury elements. The beer is all together spritzy, rich, complex, acidic & dry!
SANGUINETO x Husk Beer
A blend of barrel aged golden wild ales on local cherries. Made with Husk Beer in Harrogate.
They tasted through their barrel library in the summer with Danny & Immy from Husk to find some barrels that would work nicely in a British cherry blend.
The blend they came up with was taken from Tawny Port and Sauternes barrels. They came together to give spices, vanilla & a touch of acetic acid that we love in their cherry wild ales.
The resulting blend was rested on ~200 g/l of local cherries, halved and stones left in.
The blend pours a rich blood red, low carb, bursting with notes of cherry, almond, vanilla & oak - a little funky, acidic & dry.
SHEPHERD OF THE SITH x Emperor's Brewery
A beer made a long time ago. Two and a half years ago in fact. Damian from Emperor's joined Pastore on a Saturday in June 2021 and they brewed a mighty double mash imperial stout. It was laid to rest in oak barrels with their mother culture of wild yeasts where in a dusty cobwebby corner of the brewery it underwent its slow transformation.
The blend took a long time to realise its potential, undulating between phases of bitterness, richness & acidity before after two years settling into a lovely blend of the three. The final blend marries rich chocolate and soy from the cognac barrel with red fruit acidity and oak from the Fredericksdal cherry wine barrel. A feast for the senses and without a doubt one of the most complex beers Pastore have released.
A fruited sour brewed with raspberry, peach and apricot, made in collaboration with Bereta brewery. Sour raspberry stands out in the aroma, with the soft fruity qualities of apricot and peach mixed in the background. The taste is distinctly sour, with a full-bodied texture showing the berry fruitiness of raspberry, yellow plums and apples, peaches and nectarines, and the delicate sweetness of apricot ties the flavours together. A fruity sour beer with rich flavours, while still being playful and refreshing.
A modern West Coast IPA brewed with Simcoe, Strata and Chinook CGX hops. Collaboration with Cloudwater Brewery. This IPA pours clear with a golden colour, aroma shows both sweet tropical fruits and fresh citrus. The first taste is playfully fruity with ripe pineapples and peaches. As the taste develops, it brings out more bitter, dry and resinous notes. An IPA with a powerful hop profile packed with fruity and resinous notes.
A powerful and complex Baltic porter. Collaboration with Frontaal Brewing Company. Deep dark-brown beer with a soft and full body and bold aroma. Taste starts off with sweet notes of milk chocolate and toffee. Aftertaste balances the sweetness with roasted malts and dry cocoa . A warming and silky imperial Baltic porter with a rich taste.
SAECULUM Silver Series
Whisky barrel aged imperial porter brewed with fudge candy and coconut. Aroma combines sweet toffee, warming whiskey and toasted coconut flakes. The taste is full-bodied, intense and dessert-like. Palate is sweet with fudge candy, condensed milk and coconut, balanced by roasty cocoa and lingering warmth of whiskey in the aftertaste. A porter with powerful flavours and aroma, with both sweet dessert-like features and an intense roastiness.
RELEASE THE PILLARS
It's time to (re)Release The Pillars. Vic Secret and Citra hops combine here in this hazy pale ale to bring you big tropical flavours. Enjoy when in Rome (if you want to...) or wherever your nearest ruin or old thing is.
FRENDS x Ghost Whale
This Simcoe and Mosaic Double India Pale Ale was brewed with the help of Beak's mates – and long-time supporters – at Ghost Whale. We’re getting Victorian sweet shops on the nose followed by billowy foggy swirls of raspberry, apricot jam and strawberry candy floss.
When you combine two of the best hops in the world with Pipeline's soft Cornish water you’re going to get something special. This IPA doesn’t disappoint – full of all the juiciness and fruit they could squeeze in.
Saison Hiver has been brewed to a strength suitable for the cold winter days. Made with pilsner, Vienna, Munich malts and a touch of spelt, noble hops and a subtle spice addition. Fermented with our house saison strain and then dry hopped. Pull up a chair, get cozy and enjoy this beer.
Robust Porter uses the finest Maris Otter barley and a complex range of roast and crystal malts. Hopped with spicy Sussex grown Target hops, this rich and satisfying beer is sure to fortify you.
Monolith was aged for three years in a Chianti foudre with wild yeast strains. The result is full of chocolate and vinous oak flavours, with pleasing farmhouse aromas and mild acidity.
Assemblage 5 is Burning Sky's unique annual release, blending beers of different ages from their mixed and spontaneous fermentation programs. Each barrel brings its own character to the table, quietly contributing to the finished beer.
SAISON DE FETE
This special release was mashed with pilsner, spelt and wheat malts. Subtle spices compliment the noble hops. The beer has been fermented with their unique mixed fermentation culture and aged in wine barrels for a year before packaging.
KISSING SEXING CASIO POKE YOU ME
Sour and spicy and sour and sweet and sour, like a Pineapple and Lime Sour with Jalapeño and hints of coriander and mint. The joy of Verditas really is in you.
I can drink a DDH IPA. Nobody can drink a DDH IPA. Did you ever drink a DDH IPA? Nobody ever drank a DDH IPA. My boy says he can drink a DDH IPA with Mosaic, Simcoe & Azacca!
B.P.A.V.K VANILLA CUSTARD
An annual release coming back at ya! One of the most popular iterations of the Baltic Provenance & Village Knowledge (B.P.A.V.K) series packed full of the finest vanilla custard flavour & imperial stout goodness.
GREEK NATHAN'S FOOTLONG YOGHURT HOTDOGS
A hazy pale ale brewed in collaboration with 360 Degrees Brewing. Dry hopped with Southern Cross T90, Galaxy T90 & Simcoe Cryo. Citrus zest with a piney bitterness relish. Don’t dead, open inside.
O FOR AWESOME
New England IPA brewed for Collabageddon 2023 with star contestants Moonwake. Spun with New Zealand favs: Rakau T90, Nelson Sauvin T90, Riwaka T90 & Motueka T90. Too bad - spin again!
Forged Together With Chapter Brewing This Baltic Porter Should Be Everything You Want From This Style. A Deep Rich, Smooth Porter With A Beautifully Dry Finish.
LEAVE NO TRACE
An Easy Drinking, Perfectly Hopped Light Beer That Is Bursting With Citrus And Tropical Notes. Perfect For Those Days On The Fells Or There After.
LEFT HANDED GIANT
A blend of spring and summer honeys from Golden Girls Apiaries, in East Bristol, brings a fullness to LHG's house kettle sour recipe.
With additions of apricot, pineapple and a light El Dorado dry hop for a tropical, nectarous character.
Bright, floral and rich.
FEELS LIKE HEAVEN
An intricate grain bill with ten varieties of speciality malt; oats, wheat, crystal, chocolate and biscuit, to name a few. With additions of walnut, Tanzanian vanilla and Forastero cacao nibs there’s plenty to savour.
Silky, toasted and indulgent.
DOES YOUR DOG BITE?
A West Coast IPA with plenty of bite from Galaxy, Columbus and Centennial. Bitter and zesty with a sweet caramel maltiness. Galaxy and Columbus both known for their dankness, with some lemon and passionfruit too.
The first DIPA released from the new, tiny tank (Tank 5). Single hopped Citra DIPA 8%. With such a small volume of 400L, Baron are able to push it further than what makes commercial sense. Passion project brewing.
A light, full flavoured Pale Ale, brewed with Citra, Idaho 7 & Eclipse. A zingy citrus hit, jellybeans, sweet melon and mandarin.
GET LOW x Rainy City
A super soft Pale Ale with Citra & HBC 586, The result is a juicy, hazy beer with notes of lychee, mango and fresh lemon.
ALWAYS LOST x Fast Fashion
A more hop-forward version of a traditional Amber Ale, with a smooth caramel malt presence backed by an assertive bitterness. Sweet caramel, burnt toffee, bitter orange and dark fruits
November is a very special month for Arpus, because exactly six years ago their dream of their own beer brand turned into reality. Arpus began their journey as a "gypsy" or "contract" brewery and by November 2019 they started operating in their own brewery premises.
They want to celebrate their birthday with you, because without your support and love for their beer, Arpus could not exist!
To celebrate we are receiving 6 Birthday beers to spread far and wide! A Smoothie Sour, TDH IPA, TDH DIPA, Fruited DIPA, TIPA & a BA Impy Stout!
It's pure madness!
FOREST OF ENDLESS IMAGINATION
This is White Dog's first foray into pastry sours & who better to teacher than those Tripping Animals? So thick you can stand a spoon in it, packed with raspberry, strawberry, banana & vanilla.
THE ILLUSION OF SAFETY
And fear not, a delicious full on White Dog pastry stout! This is a pumped up American Cheesecake Chocolate & Vanilla Stout,
PHANTOSAUR x Craft Metropolis
Brewed to celebrate Craft Metropolis' birthday, this super special beer focuses on Phantasm Cryo (YCH 303 Hop Trial). This delicious blend balances Phantasm powder with Citra, Mosaic & Simcoe Cryo. The result is a highly aromatic juicy IPA with enjoyable tropical flavours combined with white grape notes.
This imperial stout was brewed with 11 types of malts including chocolate wheat and coffee malt then finished with Belgian candy syrup. The beer was then aged in American bourbon barrels for 12 months before being conditioned on Cacao Nibs.
The other half to Parabol, this half spent additional time ageing on toasted coconut flakes. This imperial stout was brewed with 11 types of malts including chocolate wheat and coffee malt then finished with Belgian candy syrup. The beer was then aged in American bourbon barrels for 12 months before being conditioned on Cacao Nibs.
PUNCHING IN A DREAM
Using a new product by Freestyle hops, SubZero Hop Kief is a concentrated lupulin primarily created for use on the cold side to intensify the flavours. Overtone used a balance of Nelson Sauvin, Citra and Mosaic hops in the mash and first dry hop for an overall well-balanced IPA with strong mango and sweet berry flavours, then finished the beer off with Nelson Sauvin Hop Kief to enhance the white wine aromas and fresh gooseberry notes.
A HEAVENLY POP HIT
Overtone have been desperate to use Peacharine hops since they first tried them. With it's strong juicy peach flavours they decided to use it in a sessionable pale ale at 5% putting Peacharine at the forefront. They enhanced the bright nectarine and lemon flavours with a little late addition of Pacific Sunrise to bring together this highly thirst-quenching juicy pale.
The latest in their ice cream smoothie sour series, this time with bright orange and sweet mandarin juice added for full on orange creamsicle flavour.
Azvex are turning 2!
So Azvex have made it through 2 whole years.
In some ways, it's hard to believe it has already been that long and in others it feels like they have been here forever.
Either way, they couldn't have done it without all of you amazing supporters and customers!
The only way to celebrate their 2 years of existence was to release 3 massive beers...
THE CAKE IS A LIE
First up is a Tonka and Chocolate Cake* Imperial Stout at 12.5%.
Impeccably balanced and utterly indulgent.
STRATEGIC RESERVE 2
It wouldn't be a birthday if Azvex didn't revamp the original birthday beer!
For this year’s base recipe, Azvex applied all they have learned about their dark beer this past year.
It provides a more robust foundation for the adjuncts to blend in to. Creating a more enriched drinking experience. They toned down the maple (slightly) and added in some El Salvadorian coffee beans.
The ultimate breakfast stout.
MANA - WILD BERRY
This iteration of MANA focuses on the darker fruits...
It is full to the absolute brim with all the wild berries you can imagine…once again becoming the most amount of fruit they have ever added to a beer.
PS. This monster is SOUR.
We'll try to update everyone with anything that's exciting or new. Give us some feedback!