We’re thrilled to have been selected as one of just three breweries nationwide to create a special collaboration with Indie Beer Shop Day, which will be exclusively available in the 100+ independent beer shops around the country who have signed up for the event. We’ve named the beer Independence, in keeping with the theme! A 4.0% pale ale single hopped with Idaho 7, vegan and gluten free, intended to be deliciously sessionable and very accessible. It launches on 2 July so there’s plenty of time to pick up a can before the day itself on 17 July, when we’ll be taking part in a special virtual beer tasting evening hosted by the legendary beer write, Pete Brown. Find out more about where you can find it on the Indie Beer Shop Day website, and look out for the other two national collaborations from Pilot and Double Barrelled Brewery too!
In cask, we’ve got a new release in the form of Speculation, a 4.0% easy drinking pale hopped with Summit and Southern Cross. And our Geoglyph series comes to a close with Phoenix (4.1%), named in celebration of the birth of our designer James’ baby. This one is a gorgeous golden beer hopped with Chinook and Pacific Jade, for flavours of bold citrus coupled with grassy hints of pine. July also sees the return of our summer seasonal special Splendour (4.4%), infused with boxes and boxes of fresh oranges along with Amarillo and El Dorado hops. This one will be released in cask as well as keg and can. So look out for these popping up on bars during July.
Plus we’ve got three all new beers due out under the Brewers’ Emporium banner – the latest in our Wanderer series is called Outlaws IPA, a 6.0% crisper take on the New England style with plenty of maize in the grist. Inspired by our brewer Christie’s love of country music, this is a Will(ie)amette Nelson Sauvin IPA! We’ve teamed up with Batch Tea Co to make an Earl Grey infused wheat beer, called Reaper – and check out their Crowdfunder campaign to find out how to snap up one of the places on a very exclusive brewery tour! Finally we’re very excited to have another special beer coming out to celebrate our 25th anniversary – Celebration, a Mimosa Quarter IPA (2.8%). Juicy and refreshing and featuring an all new product from our friends at Yakima Chief Hops called Cryo Pop for a supercharged hop character! Here’s hoping we’ll all be able to drink one of these together very soon.
Laura, Abbeydale Brewery