For those of you who’ve been following the journey of our new brew kettle, we’re pleased to report it is indeed now fully commissioned and we’ve got some fantastic beers coming out of it already! Fortunately everything ran to schedule meaning we have some tasty Christmassy beers on the way. As well as Wishlist, a 4.2% pale ale with Willamette and Columbus hops, the next version of Salvation (4.5%) will have a festive twist – it’s a Chocolate Orange Stout! A classic combination and an absolute treat, with a roasty toasty background, layers of silky smooth sweetness and a zesty finish. It’s mine!
We’ll be bringing back Wilderness (4.5%) for winter, too – we’ve gone for the same hop combination as last year’s release (Amarillo, Nelson Sauvin and Simcoe Cryo), but at a slightly more sessionable ABV. This one’s a hazy, juicy, New England style pale with low bitterness and a clean, refreshing finish.
Fresh Hop Heathen is also back for 2022, but this time it’s also a Cryo version! Allllll the buzz words, luckily also all the flavour, still weighing in at a tasty and very pintable 4.1%. This year we’re pioneering the use of YCH 301 Mosaic hops from the Yakima Chief Hops Elite Product Trial programme… freshly harvested, unkilned hops, processed into Cryo form! This state of the art process keeps all those delicate fresh hop aromas and flavours but in a punchy little pellet. Expect blueberry and tropical notes to come through on the aroma along with a refreshing, tasty grapefruit and stone fruit character. This one sold out on pre-orders last year and we’re not expecting it to hang around for long.
And in the new year (HOW is that coming around already?!) we’ll be seeing the return of our 2.8% Restoration Table Beer and the always popular Citra hopped Dr Morton’s Duck Baffler, PLUS rumour has it there might be a Lost Souls shaped big boozy stout on the way to get 2023 off to a corker of a start.