What’s In The Box?


What’s In The Box?

A picture of a beer case? what’s interesting about that? Well as they say it is what’s inside that counts and something interesting lurks behind those cardboard walls. What could it be though? Hmmm, I feel the scene is set for another competition, shall we call it the ‘Great Mystery Beer Case Challenge’

The rules are:
The first person to email me the correct answer as to what is in the pictured case will be declared the winner.

The correct answer means the name of the beer inside, I am not looking for comedy answers such as ‘beer’ or ‘bottles’ or ‘cans’ although if someone comes up with a really good comedy answer I might consider a bonus prize.

Speaking of prizes the winner will receive a Hop Stop Glass, as an extra incentive I will even wrap it in tissue.

Since I am a nice person here are two clues:

1)Due to legal reasons this is the final time the beer will be released.
2)We are not allowed to sell this beer before Friday.

All there is to do now is hit reply and get your answer in. Good luck!

Oxted Beer Festival
Once again we are excited to be organising the cask ale for the Oxted Beer Festival. This year we are planning on a mix of festival favourites and a range of breweries never seen at the festival before including some top names from the UK brewing world. You can find the beer list here, check it regularly as it will be added to over the coming months. Tickets are also available now or why not sponsor a barrel and get VIP access. All the details are on the festival website.

Lost Property
If you think you lost something in the shop last Friday evening please get in touch, we have it here waiting for you.

New Arrivals

The three below aren’t the only new arrivals this week. Beer from Seven Sisters, Moor and Burning Sky to name just a few and of course a Buxton collaboration brew, hmm is that a hint?

Collective Arts Saint Of Circumstance 4.7%
A hoppy little blonde ale with a good dose of citrus perfect for when that sun decides to poke out from the clouds again. Pouring with a fluffy white head and a slightly hazy body the beer almost appears to give off a golden glow. A strong citrus flavour comes from not only the use of Citra hop but also an added dose of orange and lemon which really dials up the juicy refreshment level. All this plus you can choose the can design you like the most.

Fyne Ales / Cigar City Remote Parts 7%
From the label: ‘Resinous’ ‘Piney hop’ ‘Crisp bitter finish’ That’s a yes, yes and yes from me. If you need more well how about the fact that this beer has been brewed with a beta-glucosidase enzyme (nope, me neither) to enhance the citrus juice flavours.

Northern Monk Hop City 2019 7%
If you had to name a line up of top hop juice brewers in the UK I think the list would look something like this:
Deya
Verdant
Cloudwater
Wylam
Northern Monk
Oh, hang on that just happens to be the five breweries that have collaborated on this years Hop City 2019 DDH IPA, brewed to celebrate the Northern Monk Festival of the same name. If that wasn’t enough the brew features a new hop variety called Sabro which is reputed to have lime zest, grapefruit and coconut notes. Having only just arrived I haven’t tried this one yet, but it is going in the fridge ready for the weekend.

Available Draught Beers
The Salopian Tenderfoot didn’t hang around long but never fear, the Wild Beer Nebula is a more than adequate replacement. On Friday we will have a cask double header with Redwillow Faithless 98 and Dark Star’s Session IPA vying for your drinking pleasure.

Pouring Now
Mallinsons Nelson Sauvin 3.8% (cask) Single Hop Pale
Time & Tide Kiss Me Quick 2.9% (keg) DDH super Session IPA
Wild Beer Nebula 5% (keg) Juicy, low bitterness IPA

Pouring Next
Redwillow Faithless 98 3.5% (cask) English Pale Ale
Dark Star Session IPA 4.2% (cask) Crisp and Sessionable Pale
Roosters Buckeye 3.5% (cask) Easy drinking Pale
Moor Revival 3.8% (keg) Light and fruity with a bitter note
Northern Monk Eternal 4.1% (keg) Citrusy, light and refreshing

Cheers

Ruth and Mike