These are our Weird Beard Brew Co's flagship beers. We try to always have them available throughout the year, although demand sometimes makes this impossible.
Mariana Trench – 5.3% ABV, Pale Ale
A Transpacific Pale Ale with New Zealand Pacific Gem and American Citra hops that give tropical fruit nose. Mango, peach and passion-fruit flavours carry into the taste and are balanced with light malt sweetness.
Little Things that Kill
Little Things That Kill – 3.9%, Session IPA
Part of a series where the grain bill is the same but the hops differ in each batch to make one hoppy session beer. Always low ABV but still full-bodied because of additions of lactose and oats.
Five O'clock Shadow
Five O'clock Shadow – 7.0%, American IPA
Big on hoppiness: both in aroma and taste with citrus and floral notes. Also big on mouthfeel. Bitterness is balanced by classic U.S. IPA malt backbone.
Black Perle – 3.8%, Milk Coffee Stout
Sweet, roast malts, big coffee and chocolate all star in this beer. Brewed with lactose to smooth the bitterness of darker malts and add a light creaminess to this sessionable dark beer. We use wonderful whole bean Hasbean coffee for this brew.
These beer we brew when the schedule permits. Some of them are available for most of the year but we make no guarantee about this.
Sadako – 9.5%, Imperial Stout
Brewed with 10 different malts including oats with additions of honey, molasses and fresh coffee beans. This is a deliciously rich, complex and intense dark beer that has been held back in the brewery for 6 months to ensure it’s ready for release.
Holy Hoppin' Hell
Holy Hoppin’ Hell – 9.5%, Double IPA
Part of a series where the grain bill is the same but the hops differ in each batch. We’re always going big on hops for this beer for aroma, flavour and bitterness, which complements the slightly chewier malt-bill of this style of beer.
Something Something Darkside
Something Something Darkside – 9.2%, A Double India Stout
A beer that transcends styles, with mega hoppiness from Pacific Gem and Citra kettle hops as well as dry-hopped with the same plus Simcoe and Columbus. Bitter but also roasty from dark malts, it’s true to a stout style. The bold dark flavours are softened with molasses and honey. Bourbon barrel-aged versions available also called Something Something Barrel-Aged.
Double Perle – 8.6%, Imperial Milk Coffee Stout
An amped up version of our Black Perle, it is more of everything: creamier, slightly sweeter, richer and more chocolate-y. It’s a richer beer but we suitably add more Hasbean coffee to compliment the roasted flavours of the darker malts used.
Sorachi Face Plant – 8.1%, Double IPA
This is our most cherished DIPA as we love Sorachi Ace but we only occasionally brew this beer. It is fantastically bitter, hopped with Summit and Apollo as well as exudes Sorachi Ace character: it's got bubblegum, sherbet-lemons and is dangerously moreish.
Fade to Black
Fade to Black – 6.5%, Black IPA
An innovative style that matches roasty notes with fruity/hoppy ones. Dry hopped with Sorachi Ace, there are hints of coconut coming through the toastier flavours of the darker malts.
K*ntish Town Beard
K*ntish Town Beard – 5.5%, American Wheat Ale
Not to be mistaken for a German Wheat/Weisse beer! This is a Pale Ale brewed with substantial wheat in the grain bill and American Ale yeast. It has bold U.S. hop flavour from Cascade, Centennial and Willamette with a robust body and slight spicy flavour from the wheat.
Faithless Spreadsheet Ninja
Faithless Spreadsheet Ninja – 5.5%, Black Pilsner
A black lager style but inspired by Japanese drier versions, this is a chocolate-y, mildly malt-sweet beer that still finishes crisp and clean. Hopped with Summit but kept traditional with Hersbrucker, this remains a hop-forward lager. Sorachi Ace adds complexity with coconut flavours and aroma to round it all off.
Dark Hopfler – 2.5%, Small Dark Beer
We dislike the term ‘mild’ so call this a small beer. It’s made from the 2nd runnings of the brew when we make Sadako. Although low ABV, it is hoppy and amazingly satisfying because of additions of Lactose. Dark and roasted malt bitterness is matched with hoppier bitter notes and then smoothed over with (lactose) creaminess.
Decadence Stout – 5.5%, Stout
Cacao and coffee flavours play a key role in this luxurious and smooth stout, made with a roasted malt bill and some oats to add creaminess.
Safe Word – 6.5%, Chokeberry IPA
As juicy and aromatic as fruit IPA's come. This beer is dry and subtly tart because of the chokeberries. We've packed in punchy Mosaic hops to make this one helluva thirst quenching IPA.
These beers are available at certain times during the year.
Out of Office
Out of Office – 7% Coffee I.P.A
Made with Has Bean Yirgacheffe Konga Sedie Natural beans. This gives bright Ethiopian coffee flavour, predominantly of blueberry, to balance with the IPA bitterness.
Available February March
Spreadsheet Ninja – 4.8% German Pilsner
Clean, crisp and refreshing owing to Pilsner yeast. A healthy addition of choice kettle hops, which vary from batch to batch, makes this beer both flavoursome and with the right amount of bitterness.
Single Hop Centennial
Single Hop Centennial – 8.7% DIPA
Number 5 in the ‘Single Hop Series’, hopped with Centennial and brewed with English Ale yeast, rather than usual American yeast strain. It is in-your-face hoppy, resinous, floral but mildly sweet to balance the bitterness.
Available June July
Saison 14 – 5.6%, French/Belgian Farmhouse Beer
Brewed to pair yeast notes with hoppy ones. Sorachi Ace, used in dry hopping this beer, gives herbal and sherbet-y aromas to brighten the subtle bready malt qualities. Saison yeast gives orange peel and dried fruit aroma, with dry lingering finish.
Available July August
Defacer –11.1%, Triple IPA
Originally our 200th brew! It is an amped up version of Sorachi Faceplant with Apollo, Summit and Sorachi Ace hops but is massively bitter. Although it’s a monster of a beer and does as its name suggests, it’s juicy for a triple IPA and deliciously drinkable.
Available July August
Duke of Dank
Duke of Dank – 6.3%, Northwest Pacific Red IPA
Brewed in collaboration with Matt Curtis and The Duke’s Head Highgate, this is our new red ale which sold out on its release day. It’s got a delicious biscuit and caramel malt backbone that is lifted by pine and dank notes from Chinook, Simcoe and Nugget hops.
Available September October
Smoke, 5.1% Rauchbier
Our take of the quintessential smoked lager style from Bamburg using Beechwood Smoked Malt that gives the beer its distinct aroma and flavour.
Available October November
Fire, 5.1% Rauchbier with chipotle chillies
Our smoked lager style made using Beechwood Smoked Malt with the added kick of chillies that builds with each sip.
Available October November
Weird Brodmance – 10%, Maple Imperial Stout
Initially a collaboration with Brodie's Beer, this is a big, bold and flavoursome stout. The malt base exudes candied sugar and caramel qualities with chocolate and vanilla sweetness in the after-taste. Lavished with maple syrup, softened with lactose but bittered with Galena and Chinook hops, it’s deliciously balanced.
Available December January
Black Christmas – 4.5%, Cranberry Christmas Stout
A festive stout with subtle roast character that plays well with fruity and slightly tart notes from the cranberry. Sorachi Ace hops, which there are plenty of in this beer, gives hints of vanilla and coconut.
Available November December
Specials and Collabs
Every now and again we get to do something special, a collaboration or other beer that will be a one off. This includes lots of our barrel aged series beers and new beers that we trial.
Heaven and Hell
Heaven and Hell – 9.2%, Barrel aged imperial IPA
A Heaven Hill barrel aged version of our Holy Hoppin' Hell DIPA. This beer is big, bold and beautiful when it comes to aroma, flavour and bitterness. The vanilla and marshmallow notes from the barrel compliments the slightly chewier malt-bill of this style of beer.
Mesca Ulad - A Barrel Aged Veda Bread Porter 8.4%
Made by a team of Ulster Exiles at Weird Beard, this brew features Veda (Irish malted) bread and has been barrel aged in The Quiet Man Irish whiskey barrels. Expect sticky, date-y, malt flavours meets Irish dry porter paired with vanilla and oak sweetness from the barrel-aging.
Follow The Worms
Follow The Worms - An Agave Chili Stout
Ooopf you get that agave sweet hit right on the first whiff. Black Treacle creeps out the dark malts to contribute to the aroma. This beer drinks silky smooth and syrupy but its not to be mistaken for a soft or sickly stout! Although agave sweetness carries through in each sip, the grain-bill keeps the balance with a dry and roasty undertone. Somewhere there is a little kick of licorice. As you drink on, the touch of chilli and light heat is kindled and completes the Mexicana essence to this complex and beautiful beer.
A Lemon Tree My Dear Watson
A Lemon Tree My Dear Watson – 3.7%, A Lemon Meringue Pie Beer
A collaboration with Bexar County Brewery that has flown out from the brewery. A treat of a low ABV beer with the right amount of lemon tartness and fruitiness, met with subtle sweet biscuit malt notes and creamy lactose. All the delicious components of a lemon meringue pie served up in a refreshing beer.
Rye Smile - A Rye Wine, 10.6%
Collaboration with The Hanging Bat, this is ridiculously drinkable at it's ABV. A sticky, sweet beer similar to a barleywine but with the spiciness of rye to boot. Caramel, candied fruit and leathery notes add to the complexity of this beer.
A World Without Dave
A World Without Dave - Mint Chocolate Stout, 5.0%
A collaboration with Kew Brewery, this beer is chocolately and robust with deep, layered peppermint aroma and flavours. Lactose affords silky, sweetness that compliments the milky, herbal quality of Perle hops. Willamette introduce subtle spiciness and warmth to the cooler flavours.
Pankot Palace – 5.4%, A Masala Chai Milk Stout
A collaboration with La Débauche, this is an aromatic beer, rich in cinnamon, ginger and clove notes. The spices, particularly ginger, compliment the earthy, roasted tea flavours as well as maltiness from the grains. Lactose mellows the bold flavours and encourages you to take another sip.
Weird Wired – 5.7%, An Extra Pale Ale
A collaboration with 8 Wired Brewing from New Zealand, this beer is about showcasing their hops with ours. The crisp and light malt backbone allows the hops to shine. English Bramling Cross adds some spiciness and blackcurrant; NZ Kohatu and Pacific Gem bring tropical fruit aroma and flavour to the table.
Suspect Device – 8.3%, A Double IPA
A collab with Farmageddon from Northern Ireland, this beer is about showcasing experimental hops the guys brought over. Simple, sweetish malt backbone lets this to happen with dank, experimental, WOLF hops, balanced with more floral (codenamed) FARMAGEDDON hops. You've got a bouquet of pine, fruit & flowers - almost American-style DIPA - with something not 100% familiar keeping it interesting.
Saison 28 – 10.1%, Imperial IPA
A beer to mark our 300th brew and for lovers of Belgian brews this is an amplified version of our farmhouse ale, Saison 14. Balancing the increased malt bill, we've enhanced the hops here. Tonnes of Sorachi Ace and Pacific Gem give bold fruity qualities to this beer which plays with the peppery quality of the Saison yeast.
Attack of the Ryeclops
Attack of the Ryeclops – 5.5%, A Rye Pale Ale
A true rye beer with bold spice character and chewy body. Peppery Columbus, fruity Equinox and herbal Chinook make up the spicy bouquet of this beer. Ginger and pine notes linger reinforcing flavours from the malt backbone.
7th Church of the Apocalyptic Lawnmower
7th Church of the Apocalyptic Lawnmower – 6.5%, A Dark Cream Ale
A twisted version of a cream ale, with dark chocolate-y malts to play with the creaminess from flaked corn and coconut notes from Sorachi Ace hops. Slightly sweet, silky and smooth, this is a very easy-drinking beer.
Bearded Nurse – 10.2%, A Barley Wine
Originally a collab with our friends at Electric Nurse, this is a deliciously sticky, fruity and bold beer. that drinks easy for its strengtyh. It boasts chewy toffee and date-notes with a spicy edge that is subtly reminiscent of Swedish gingerbread.
Sally Squirrel: Teen Detective
Sally Squirrel: Teen Detective 5.7% A multidimensional beer brewed with Tim Anderson (headchef of Nanban and Masterchef) and feautures miso, walnuts, chokeberries and Sake yeast. Tastes of chocolate and toast are mixed with earthy flavours. Umami and savoury qualities build and are balanced by the tartness of juicy chokeberries. Tropical Mosaic hops boosts those fruitier notes whilst Sake yeast gives a subtle botanical edge and dry finish. Vegan
Hops Maiden England
Hops Maiden England: 4.5%, English Hopped Pale Ale As the name states, the oatmeal pale ale uses all-UK ingredients. We're putting out various prototypes of this beer as we experiment with traditional and new English hops. Expect earthier hop aromas and flavours but none of the drabness, we're Weird Beard after all!
Curse of the Ryeclops
Curse of the Ryeclops – 7.5%, A Rye I.P.A
The next in our Rye series, an amplified version of the first with added zesty Citra hops. Same bold spiciness, bigged up to match the bitterness and ABV; similar hops but with the injection of Citra, this Rye IPA is bursting with pineapple notes too.
Dead By Dawn
Dead by Dawn - 5.6% A Cherry Breakfast Stout
Our 2016 collab festival beer with Brewdog Shoreditch. It’s easy drinking, slightly tart, yet full on breakfast stout. We added smoke malt for ash, cherries from the fruit cellar and our Has Bean Coffee. This along with huge quantities of oats and lactose for full bodied stout.
Night of The Ryeclops
Night of The Ryeclops - 6.9% A Rye Stout
Third in our Ryeclops series, our rye stout boasts a rich chocolate aroma mingled with rye spice. In every sip, flavours of dark chocolate grow mingled with a powerful crisp bitterness of pine and some liquorice. Creates a beautiful dark complex stout.
Safe Stout - 7.7% Chokeberry Stout
First there was Safe Word…then comes our Safe Stout. We packed our 7.7% Stout full of Chokeberries which creates a complex mouthfeel of bitter-sweet sensation. The aroma comes off with hints of dark chocolate and playful tart fruit notes that create an interwoven full flavoured stout.
Pig Smasher - 6.8% American Red
Brewed in collaboration with Against the Grain out of Louisville KY, here's our take of a classic American Red. Chock full of lovely, citrus & piney hops in the shape of Bravo, Chinook, Simcoe and Summit along with ample honey in the boil for a long lasting sweet finish. This beer drinks mega-easy!
Don't Worry Bee Heavy
Don't Worry Bee Heavy - 7.8% Wee Heavy Style
Our in-house collab with Brussels Beer Project and an innovative take on the Scotch ale style. 13 different grains add layers of complexity with combinations of caramel, toast and tobacco-like notes from peated malt. The roasted and subtle smoked flavours are balanced with honey. Scottish Ale yeast used gives rise to raisin, Dundee cake-like and stone-fruit flavours that works in harmony with the honey to give this beer it's sweetness and warmth.
Master of Nuggets
Master of Nuggets - 7.0% Mutant Brown Ale
Brown ales often taste "brown". We made sure this one doesn't! Spicy characteristics of the Nugget single hops mingles with spiciness from rye malt and raisin from Special B malt. Some more currant-like flavours and sweet dark fruit notes come from Nottingham yeast and plays well with the pepperiness of American Nugget. Combined, you get a semi-sweet, rich and complex ale with layers of flavour.
Coconhagen Interpretation - 6.5% Coconut Stout
One of three beers we collaborated on with Wild Weather. As if a coconut just fell on your head, a whiff of this stout and you get coconuts! Teaming dried coconut with Sorachi Ace hops means the coconut factor is amplified and well-matched in a fruity meets robust stout. Chocolate and dark malts work well to balance the sweeter flavours and a fresh bitterness keeps the beer from being too heavy.
Peat Rock - 7.0% India Brown Porter
A warming aroma of incense and myrrh with some almost cinnamon spiciness. Smokier ash flavours follow through in the sip of this drier porter style. Some resinous hop character lifts the heavier undertones of the brown malt and makes this beer an innovative take on the old traditional English porter style.
Top Ranken Bitter
Top Ranken Bitter - 4.8%
Sunshine-sweet mix of summer-fruits and hops muddled with the banana and light spice quality you get of Belgian beers. We've made a sup-on all day long, Belgian Pale that has easy drinking floral and fruit flavours, enjoyable bitterness and some sweetness to compliment long lazy days to come. Inspired by our favourite Belgian bitter pale ale, this beer showcases "hot side" additions of whole leaf Motueka and Ella hops.
Opulence - Vanilla Imperial Stout 10.9%
Opulence, as it's name clearly suggests, is an opulent beer. Take a whiff, and you get dark roasted coffee on the nose, some black treacle and a big hit of luxury Madagascan Vanilla. Sip the beer and find yourself sinking into its oaty smoothness. Otherwise a dry Stout, vanilla softens all the darker character and add sweetness without shattering the complexity of this beautiful beer.
Retired and Historic Beers
Hit the Lights
Hit The Lights – 5.8%, IPA
One of our first beers and a stalwart for the first two and a half years of brewery life. Retired in Late 2015.
Hive Mind – 5.5%, Honey Red Ale
An occassional, originally brewed with London Amateur Brewers that last saw the light of day in early 2015.
Upside to a Down day
Upside to a Down day – 4.6%, Breakfast Black IPA
A one off beer that was released in 2015, a version of Black Perle with a load of dry hops added.
No More Bright Ideas
No More Bright Ideas – 7.3%, India Brown Ale
A hoppy brown ale brewed with Muscovado sugar and cacao nibs to balance the bitterness of healthy doses of American hops. It has a nutty flavour with subtle hints of liquorice coming through, giving the beer complexity that satisfies the palate.
You Taste Better When You Are Scared
You Taste Better When You Are Scared – 6.5%, Tart Grapefruit IPA
Collab brew with The Bottle Shop, Marble and Bullfinch breweries. Made using loads of acidulated (sour) malt, Chinook and Cascade hops and finished off with some fresh pink grapefruit juice. Zesty, bitter, tart and refreshing.
Out of House Collabs
Lord Nelson (2016)
Lord Nelson: 7.4%, Dry-Hopped Saison
Originally this recipe was brewed at our place in 2014 but is now brewed at Elusive Brewing. A farmhouse style ale fermented with Saison yeast and heavily hopped and dry hopped with New Zealand Nelson Sauvin. Expect gooseberry and vinous notes on the palate with a dry finish.
Brewed at Tiny Rebel, this is a mash-up recipe between our Black Perle and their Dirty Stop-Out. Big coffee hit meets smooth lactose with smoked oats and roasted barley padding up the bitterness which is then lifted by slightly salty flavours from the oysters. Sounds immense, tastes sublime.
Weird Pig: 5.5%, California Common
Brewed at Pig and Porter to celebrate birthdays of brewers from both sides, this is an easy-drinking beer style that you'd bring to the party. Lightly fruity, lingering bitterness meets go-to sessionability and crispness.
Kwantum State: 7%, Kaffir Lime Saison
Collab No. 2 of a series, this was brewed at Wild Weather Ales. A easy-drinking, fresh and zippy saison, with big Kaffir lime flavour. Zesty and floral with some white grape sweetness from Nelson Sauvin and lemony Sorachi Ace hops, it's very refreshing.
Such a Bohr
Such a Bohr: 7%, Kaffir Lime Saison Coconut Stout Blend
A combination of both collab beers, this was blended at Wild Weather Ales. It mingles the dark chocolate and coconut from the one beer with the limey sweetness of the other. It's like sippin' on chocolate limes.