The photo above is not, you may struggle to believe, my beer selection for the weekend ahead. It is in fact all the new arrivals for March which I could round up in the shop for a picture. I thought it would be fun to illustrate just how many new beers come through the doors each month. Keep in mind that the picture doesn’t show what is sitting in our coolroom waiting for a space in the shop nor those new arrivals that have already sold out. No wonder I struggle to keep up with tasting them all!
A quick update on Reigate, the fit out is progressing well and an opening in late May is still on track. In early April we will start advertising for staff so if you or someone you know are interested in coming and working with us keep an eye on our social media and of course this email for details on when applications open.
The temptation to list all the new arrivals like last week is strong, there is just so much good stuff this week but I have put my mind to it and managed to choose three to highlight.
Pressure Drop Tamborine Mountain 5.8%
You might remember this beer from our Birthday Micro pub pop-up last year where we had it on draught. Well now it is available canned and it is tasting just as fine. Soft and juicy with all the mango and pineapple notes you could want. Pure, juicy, goodness.
Stigbergets West Coast 6.5%
The first beer we have stocked from these Swedish brewers and it is a good one. Strong citrus notes, tropical fruit flavours and a refreshing bitterness ticks all the boxes.
Duration Small Doses 3.7%
Light, refreshing, and quenching Small Doses has the crispness of a Pilsner but at a lighter than usual strength. A duo of German hops (Hallertau Mittlefruh and Huell Melon) lend a soft, grassy, and slightly spicy note to the beer. When I finally pull the lawnmower out of winter hibernation this is the beer I will have in the fridge to wash the grass cutting dust away.
Available Draught Beers
Kicking things off from Friday will be the Mallinsons New World Pale, I think there is a good chance that the Gipsy Hill Beatnik will be on as well.
Burning Sky Plateau 3.5% (cask) Easy drinking Pale
Moor Revival 3.8% (keg) Light and fruity with a bitter finish
Northern Monk Faith 5.4% (keg) Modern Pale
Mallinsons New World Pale 4% Hoppy Pale
Oakham Citra 4.2% (cask) Citra hopped Pale
Roosters Buckeye 3.5% (cask) Easy drinking Pale
Gipsy Hill Beatnik 3.8% (keg) Light and hoppy
Siren Undercurrent 4.5% (keg) Oatmeal Pale
Ruth and Mike