Let's get you psyched about Sunday’s Open Day by announcing the taplist, shall we?
As with last time, for this event, we’ll be pouring 6 taps of great beer: 5 of our own and 1 which is “The Friend’s Tap”. Just a reminder of what this relatively new feature is about: at each Open Day we're now offering a guest beer from a brewery that we have collaborated with or are in the process of collaborating with. We showcase their beers because we rate them and think you should to, hence providing you the opportunity to try the beer.
This time around we’ve got something from the guys from Anspach and Hobday who we've quite recently collaborated with to make a Dark Cream Ale (sorry, you'll have to wait to hear more about that in later blogs).
Cream Ale 5.2%
A cross between a pale ale and a lager, Anspach and Hobday's take on this style is uniquely aromatic and flavourful. Bursting with Sorachi Ace deliciousness, perfectly creamy, this beer remains light and quaffable.
Black Perle 3.8%
Roasted flavours and chocolate star in this beer which has the added oompf of Hasbean coffee. Lashings of lactose smoothes the bitterness of dark malts and plays well with the milky quality of Perle hops. It's a treat of a sessionable dark beer!
Little Things That Kill 3.9%
This brew is part of a series where the grain bill is the same but the hops differ in each batch. Here we've got UK Archer and Olicana teamed up with US Amarillo for fresh fruit hopiness. Always low ABV, this session IPA is still full-bodied because of additions of lactose and oats.
Attack of the Ryeclops 5.5%
A new beer from us: a Rye Pale Ale in fact, that we're launching on Sunday. It's got the perfect combo of floral and spicy hoppiness meets rye chewiness and further spice. Peppery Columbus, fruity Equinox and herbal Chinook all feature in this beer but we've struck an awesome balance to ensure this beer is easy drinking.
Boring Brown Beer 6.5%
Originally number 1 in our "Single Hop Series", this is a our rendition of an Imperial Best Bitter, hopped solely with Chinook. It's lightly nutty, satisfyingly biscuit-sweet but balanced with resinous hop aroma and flavour. This beer is the first we ever brewed commercially on our premises so it's a bit special. It's also a beer we're thinking of laying to rest so be sure to have it this weekend or you may regret it!
This Japanese inspired I.P.A is brewed with fresh yuzu juice and fermented with sake yeast, certainly a great summertime beer. Sorachi Ace hops add lemon-sherbet notes that compliment the citrus yuzu as well as imparting herbal qualities to the beer. Chinook hops add spice and rounds the drier flavours given off by the yeast.
Other special beers, which are not mentioned above, that will be available for drink-in and/or take away include:
- Limited bombers of Saison 28 (an Imperial Farmhouse IPA)
- Double Perle - Jim Beam Barrel Aged (Bourbon barrel-aged Coffee Milk Stout)
- Something Something Barrel Aged (Bourbon barrel-aged Double India Stout)
- Weird Wired (Extra Pale Ale brewed in collaboration with 8-Wired)
No doubt about it, we'll have a range of our core and other occasionals too. Plus, expect some seriously tasty snacks from Pig and Hay and Karkli. Food from Redneck Smokehouse will be on sale outside and we've stocked up on refreshing Square Root Sodas including their "prepared-to-get-hooked" seasonal Strawberry soft-drink.
Merchandise will be on sale from Unit 5 including:
- New addition of branded Pint glasses (£3)
- Branded stemmed or Craft Master glassware (£3).
- Assorted T-shirts including new Baseball designs (£15)
- Hoodies (£25)