Ho Ho Hops…….
Merry Christmas Everyone
It is late on Wednesday night as I write and yes, I do have a glass of something festive by my side. This is our biggest week of the year and with a few days still to go before we close for Christmas I am going to keep this brief so I can head to bed.
We are still taking orders for Christmas draught beer or just drop into the shop and see what we have available, a 9 pint minican filled in the next few days will be perfect for Christmas day as long as you can resist opening it early!
Our opening hours for the Christmas and New Year Period are as follows:
Friday 21st 10am – 8pm
Saturday 22nd 10am – 8pm
Sunday 23rd 10am – 5pm
Christmas Eve 10am – 4pm
Christmas Day Closed
Boxing Day Closed
Thursday 27th Closed
Friday 28th 12pm – 6pm
Saturday 29th 10am – 6pm
Sunday 30th Closed
New Years Eve 10am – 4pm
New Years Day Closed
Wednesday 2nd Closed
Thursday 3rd Closed
Friday 4th Normal Hours Resume (12pm – 8pm)
Please also note that for 2019 we will be closed on Mondays.
Apart from the usual new arrivals and what’s pouring that is all for now. Beermail is going to take a rest for a couple of weeks and then resume in the New Year, a year which is going to be a big one for us. Thanks for your continued support and we wish you all a beery Christmas and a hoppy new year!
To Ol Santastique! 4.7%
Spritzy, funky and packing a whole lot of character Santastique hits the refreshment spot dead centre. A Belgian Wit in style with those orange peel and coriander notes you would expect but also a hit of tartness that readies the palate for the next sip.
Brick Brewery 1251 Jerk Stout 6%
A collaboration between Brick Brewery and Chef James Cochran (winner of the Great British Menu this year) Jerk Stout is so called as it includes the jerk spice blend which has become a signature of Chef Cochran. Add in some malt which has been lightly smoked and the result is a stout which has a spicy edge with a slight prickle of heat and a whiff of the bbq about it. We wondered if it was going to be a bit gimmicky but no, this really works and we were impressed.
Ayinger Celebrator 6.7%
You might remember Celebrator, we certainly do as it was one of our favourite festive beers from last year. So good in fact we couldn’t resist getting it back for this year. Strong, dark and malty it warms you from the inside but in no way is it heavy, in fact it fits that old description of dangerously drinkable. There is a note that I think of as tar like, in fact it reminds me of a souped up version of Harveys’ Best…….. If you aren’t sold on it already, well, what other beer comes with a plastic goat to hang on the tree?
Available Draught Beers
Salopian Firkin Freezin 4.1% (cask) Copper Coloured Ale with NZ Hops
Saltaire White Christmas 4.8% (cask) Pale ale with Orange
Redwillow Weightless 4.2% (keg) Session IPA
Dark Star Crème Brulee 5.9% (keg) Dessert in a Glass
Mystery Cask 4.1% (cask) Modern take on a Classic Bitter
Arbor Mosaic 4% (cask) Mosaic Pale
Marble Pint 3.9% (cask) Session Pale
Oakham Citra 4% (cask) Citra Hopped Pale
Salopian Auric 4% (cask) Shop favourite keg beer
Tiny Rebel Clwb Tropicana 5.5% (cask) Tropical IPA
Ruth and Mike