BUXTON X OMNIPOLLO
"A yellow belly is a person who is without courage, fortitude, or nerve; a coward. To us, one of the most cowardly deeds is to act anonymously, hiding behind a group - a signifying trait of institutionalised racism. This beer is brewed to celebrate all things new, open-mined, and progressive. A peanut butter biscuit stout with no biscuits, butter, or nuts. Taste, enjoy, and don't be prejudiced."
And we completely agree, definitely a beer you won't want to miss and such an powerful important message.
Cloudwater are thrilled to announce that they are going back to their roots, and setting out once again with the intention of exploring the length and breadth of the world of modern hoppy beer innovations by re launching their legendary DIPA v-series.
Originally conceived as a series of developing their benchmark for DIPA, back when hazy, and highly hopped beers of all strengths beers were new to the UK, this time they’re excited to explore the newest production techniques, the very latest hop varietals, products and developments, and innovations from the field of brewing yeast from a position of expertise and experience.
They’re excited to challenge every one of their norms, and edge towards the limits of their comfort zone, all while presenting this series of collaborations with a depth of explanation and periodic analysis.
Cloudwater's intention is to work hand-in-hand in collaboration with breweries that broke ground and helped create the scene we love today, integrating breweries whose work now also focuses on progressive modern hoppy beer along the way.
With that in mind, this week we will be receiving...
V14 IMPERIAL IPA x Other Half
This version has Nectaron Cryo, a hop variety and product that wasn’t available, and Motueka Cryo which wasn’t available as a hop product at the time of the original V series release. Let’s keep exploration alive!
CHERRY POPSICLE SODA
This is the first in Cloudwater's new series of sodas made in collaboration with Coffee Shop, Yas Bean, based in Macclesfield. Absolutely bursting with Cherry flavours and light carbonation which makes this a super refreshing adult soft drink.
Cloudwater have been utilising new hop HBC586 over the last few months and have finally decided to give it a show of its own. They've brewed up a 4% Pale Ale that punches above its weight in terms of pure fruity impact. Bold tropical flavours are balanced with a slightly herbal finish.
Their passion for West Coast IPA continues in this 5.8% beer. A bold West Coaster, this is the little sibling of their Crystallography series, with all the hop burst and clean finish but in a lighter and crisper body.
A once a year kind of beer, with huge addition of Raspberry & Passionfruit to create a tart, punchy, sour experience everyone has come to expect with this style. The added salinity balances out the huge fruit flavours with a savoury edge.
THE IMMORTAL JELLYFISH x Time & Tide
The Immortal Jellyfish features copious amounts of big hitting New Zealand hops Riwaka & Motueka hops. Expect a flavour profile dominated by soft lime, prickly passion fruit, and overripe mango in this juicy collab with Time & Tide.
Track's beloved Arosa Helles, dry hopped with a healthy dose of Riwaka.
A re-brew of one their favourite sours. Filled to the brim with tart blueberries and conditioned on a whole load of coconut. A thick, creamy, tangy fruit smoothie of a beer.
SPACE TO ROAM
A DDH IPA brewed in collaboration with The Seed: A Living Beer Project, Atlantic City, NJ. One of many new friendships formed when Track went over to the USA for the first time to pour their beer at Whale Watching. Dry hopped with a generous amount of Nectaron T90, Motueka T90, Nelson Sauvin T90 & Nelson Sauvin Subzero Hop Kief, we get overripe peach, cantaloupe melon, white wine and a slight lime sharpness that keeps everything in check. This might be their best DDH IPA to date.
TURN ON THE LIGHTS
It's been 3 months since Track's last Gold Top release, and it's certainly back with a bang. Citra, Citra Cryo, Galaxy, Eclipse Spectrum & HBC 586 work together for an absolute assault of hops, all on top of their big body base of Extra Pale, wheat & big juicy oats combined with Track's signature lactose addition gives a super smooth mouthfeel with a touch of sweetness.
Showcased last week and all through London Craft Beer Festival, our much anticipated collab with Amundsen is now available.
We've been good friends with the Amundsen team for some years and are very excited to showcase what is a very UnBarred and Amundsen beer - incredibly creative, incredible flavours, and with incredible theatre.
Cherry Garsour boasts a full-bodied, velvety smooth Berliner Weisse sour base. Big aromas of luscious cherry, decadent dark chocolate, and the delightful sweetness of vanilla and lactose draw you in, ending in an underlying rich indulgence of fudge chunks, perfectly complementing the tangy cherry base.
Delightfully tart, the interplay of cherry, chocolate, and fudge come together to give those dessert flavours you’d expect to find in the tub of ice-cream!
It's been a while since Azvex gave you some wallpaper hop paste so they thought they would give you the murkiest yet and are very proud to present to you Battle Swans.
As you can probably tell by looking at it, Azvex didn't hold back on the hops for this 8.5% DIPA. Citra, Strata & Motueka attacking from all fronts.
Azvex have had a few pops at the west coast style now, and more recently, goes at the modern take on it. This time they made a few bigger changes and not only did it lead to their best West Coast IPA yet but it is one of their best beers period.
Reality Blizzard is a modern West Coast IPA at 6.5.%. Azvex matched up the bitterness and fruitiness really well in this one thanks to the Chinook, Citra & Strata hops. Drink cold for maximum refreshment.
LEFT HANDED GIANT
HIDDEN WATERFALL x Hudson Valley
When Hudson Valley Brewery came over from the US for a visit to LHG, they just had to brew something special!
Peachy with a little botanical hum upfront, followed by nostalgic sour sweets, bursting with juice that then make way for fresh baked cherry pie, with a little hint of drying cranberry from the Citra. Jammy as sin, this is class in a glass.
PEACEFUL NOISE x Gamma
Hailing from Denmark, Gamma Brewing took a trip over to Bristol a few weeks back, so they put their heads together and came up with this delicious brew!
Warming lemon balm and ripe passion fruit greet you, promptly followed by a beautiful pairing of fresh gooseberry and round mango with a trademark spice from Zappa. A huge backbone of apricot and buzz of menthol round out this funky fruit bomb.
YOU ARE FLYING
Floral aromas led by lemon balm and young berry leaf give way to white peach and soft pink grapefruit. Gently rounded stone fruit vibes are held alongside bright citrus peel, giving way to piney notes that deliver a lovely bitterness towards the end. Full bodied and pillowy, just delightful.
CROP ROTATION IN THE 14TH CENTURY
An American wheat beer which all of Sureshot agree is tasting fantastic. A fresh take on the style, they've brewed this one like a wheat beer, fermented it like a West coast, and dry hopped it like one of their IPAs. Brewed with Citra BBC, Mosaic Cryo, Motueka T90 & Mandarina Bavaria T90 it's all the complex citrus you'd expect with a wheaty, pillowy body.
DUNBLOBBIN IS BACK!
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Now double dry blobbed with a frightful amount of Simcoe Cryo and T90 hops. Blobbier than ever.
NO NO NOISE
Remember No No Noise? Well it’s back and juicier than ever. Idaho 7, Citra, and El Dorado give this New England IPA a full on orangey Yes Yes Taste!
Realistically, no no noises never really go away do they? Maybe it’s a creaking floorboard when you’re trying to sleep at night, maybe it’s a loud bang at the bottom end of the brewery, or maybe it’s our aging knees when we get up…anyway, this beer will ease those noises, even if only for a short while!
🎉BEAK ARE TURNING THREE 🎉
Beak's little brewery turns three this month and they wanted to take this opportunity to thank each and every person who has supported them so far. The journey to this point has faaaaaar surpassed all expectations and their collective heart is bursting with the love they’ve received from their customers and the wider brewing industry. They’re celebrating with the launch of PARAAADE a TIPA version of their flagship IPA that’s been dialled-up to be thrice as delectable with the help of the freshest Citra and Mosaic hops imaginable.
I'D BUY THAT FOR A DOLLAR
A Double Dry Hopped IPA with 100% Strata? I’d buy that for a dollar!
A sour beer with an exotic blend of fruits and a touch of lactose to cool your mind, and whisk you to tropical places, like what you’d see on a fancy lifestyle advert for shampoos or posh ice cream or something.
A DDH Pale with Azacca, Mosaic, Motueka & Nelson Sauvin. The Sun is out and I want some.
Juicy IPA with plenty Azacca, Citra, Galaxy and Simcoe on the exchanges. Lemon, lime and lychee notes following through to mango and light caramel with a clean, soft bitterness... absolute banger!
THE SOLAR SYSTEM ET CETERA
The classic combo of Mosaic, Citra & Galaxy floating on a luxuriously fluffy bed of oat and wheat. A true fan favourite, sure to please the entire solar system.
It's the Lakes Brew's 2nd Birthday and to celebrate they've brewed three new super tasty beers...
A big birthday sour bouncing with cherries and berries with a smatter of lime to finish, getting up in your face with this fun, fruity combo.
Growing up with lakeside parties & raves near abandoned slate mines, all the hidden secret sides of the Lakes were the best!
PRESS ANY KEY TO START
Press any key to start…which is the ANY key! Time goes by so fast when you are having fun but there’s always time for ridiculous quotes and references to keep us grounded.
So let their birthday hazy, full of dankness ease you into soft sweet tropical fruit with a pop of citrus from the king of hops.
First brewed as part of The Lakes Brew's inaugural birthday celebration it’s one of everyone's favourites, they’ve brought it back with gusto giving you all the peanutty chocolate feels. Peanut butter & chocolate all rolled into one sumptuous silky imperial stout.
WHOSE ROUND IS IT ANYWAY
Brewed in collaboration with the beautiful guys over at Dexter & Jones comes an equally beautiful IPA. Motueka, Simcoe and Azacca hops take centre stage, delivering a punchy performance of citrus, tropical and pine notes, presented with a well balanced finish. Cheers to a brew that leaves you wanting more and questioning, 'whose round is it anyway?'
X SLY DOG
The beer of the summer, a seriouSLY good Heist lager cut with Sly Dog Rum. Canine Tooth has been going down an absolute storm at the taproom, with a delicious undertone of spice & vanilla making this beer the closest you can get to a Caribbean delight in the bleak British summer time.
Since day one, Heist have been brewing this beer. Something to drink in the taproom with food, this Kolsch Style Ale is lightly hopped with Saaz and Hallertau Mittlefruh for an infinitely drinkable beer.
HISTORIANS & HIPPIES
Step into the realm of "Historians and Hippies" a groovy NEIPA thats a hoppy blast from the past. At 6.2% this brew bridges generations with the NZ revolution blend, blending old school charm and hip new flavours. With each sip embrace the harmony of citrus and tropical notes that'll have you feeling like you're tripping through the past.
I'M A BIG DEAL IN SKEGNESS
Are you a big deal in a seaside town? If not you should be. With tropical fruit, citrus and notes of coconut you'll be a true headliner that everyone wants to meet.
DIVINE COFFEE INTERVENTION
Brew York have been busy working with their favourite local java junkies Divine Coffee Roasters, developing a delectable Espresso Martini style stout as a part of our new ongoing Cocktail Series. They supplied the coffee (hand roasted here in York), and Brew York added a whopping 100 kg of gorgeous toasted coconut for extra indulgence and another level of complexity.
All that's missing is the Martini glass!
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