That time of year already! It’s going to be a storming end to 2016 for us here at Abbeydale as by the time you read this the new artwork for our core beers – Moonshine, Deception, Absolution, Black Mass and Daily Bread – will have been unveiled! We hope you’ll agree that the new designs form a much more coherent and modern looking range whilst at the same time paying homage to the history of the beers they represent. We’re thrilled with how they’ve turned out! We also hope you’ve been loving the new look Devonshire Cat, recently reopened just in time for festive frolics!
Anyway, onto the beers. Kicking off December will be Destiny at 4.3%, destined to have a hearty Munich malt backbone, and single hopped with Simcoe at different stages of the brewing process. Our popular Beer Heads series now has a little Reveller to add to its repertoire, another session IPA at 3.9%. This one has a blend of American Simcoe, Summit and Chinook hops for a cornucopia of fruity flavours including pink grapefruit and passionfruit.
Surreal Ale #1 is making a return at 4.1%, and the next in our Animal Vengeance series will be out this month too… this time it’s the Crocodile Farmer! A 4.0% pale, promising to be full snappy Motueka and Rakau hops from down under.
The first beer of 2017 will be a return for Doctor Morton’s Crispy Automatic Duck, pale and aromatic with a distinctive orangey bouquet. We can also announce that January will witness an evolution of the range which began with Heathen earlier this year. Full details still to be confirmed at this stage but expect an exploration into exciting ingredients, forward-thinking beer styles and more of that amazing artwork that makes Heathen so instantly recognisable!
Finally, may I wish you all a very beery Christmas and a hoppy New Year!