So it’s time for the Bank Holiday “part deux” or the “Spring Bank Holiday” as most like to call it and the weather looks… timid, perhaps slightly wet! But as a wise band called Crowded House once said “everywhere you go, always take the weather with you”… Well you can’t quite do that, but you can most certainly bring a decent brew or two with you and here are a few that will make it a brighter one for sure!
SKA Brewing – Modus Hoperandi (IPA, 6.8%)
Based in Colorado, SKA Brewing was created by two guys named Dave and Bill who loved drinking great beer and listening to thinking music, (Ska).
Appearance: Deep amber, with a reddish glow, slight haze and a dense head that retains throughout your enjoyment.
Aroma: Notes of bitter grapefruit, pine and resin, matched by a sweet hit of malty marmalade and caramel.
Flavour: The sweet and maltiness are followed into the flavour, complimented by a touch of chocolate and a hint of spice in the finish.
A well balanced, bitter-sweet brew, very warming but exceptionally easy going at the same time.
Pick it up here!
Bath Ales – Gem (Amber Ale – 4.8%)
Bath Ales have recently appointed Georgina Young from Fuller, Smith & Turner as their new Head Brewer. This coupled with the launch of Gem in a can in Tesco stores nationwide, is hinting at a busy Summer ahead for the brewery.
Appearance: Deep amber with a moderate head that retains, fed by bubbles slowly rising to the surface.
Aroma: Sweet malts and treacle, finished off by a cracking little touch of spice.
Flavour: The sweetness is followed into the flavour, met by a blast of toffee and liquorice, finished off by a slightly dry bitterness.
A well balanced brew that is very easy-going!
Grab a few cans here!
Birmingham Brewing Company – Pale Brummie (Pale Ale 4%)
After taking on a new head brewer in March 2018, Birmingham Brewing Company have come on in leaps and bounds, creating limited batches for their taproom. Recently, they have revitalised their core range recipes, one of which is Pale Brummie.
Appearance: Golden, with a slight haze and a very lively frothy head.
Aroma: Hoppy, with a hint of citrus and bitter grapefruit, mellowed by a sweet biscuity underlay and a touch of caramel.
Flavour: An epic combo, sweet caramel and a dry, hoppy, bitter finish.
Whether rain or shine, this bad boy has a thirst quenchingly nice twist on the traditional English pale ale!
Get a case here!
So there you have it, our EPIC line-up to sort you our rain or shine this bank holiday!