Carlsberg UK’s premium world beer, Mahou, will celebrate its 125th anniversary with a special pop-up bar in Regent’s Place in London’s West End on July 30 and 31, bringing a touch of Spain to the capital.
There are new beers fresh off the bottling line at BrewDog. #Mashtag 2015 is a “brooding barley wine” with a blast of ruity hop aromas quickly followed by an undercurrent of coffee and pine, plus waves of chocolate warmth. Elvis Juice is a prototype brew aimed at pushing drinkers’ citrus tolerance to the limit. It is packed with tart, pithy grapefruit and orange flavours, against a toasty malt backdrop.
Everards has created an American rye beer as its August special. Jam packed with hops, the substitution of rye in the brew gives a smooth caramel note with a spicy flavour and honey aroma, says the brewer.
Skinner’s Brewery enjoyed great success with its own bar at Chelmsford Beer Festival. Lushingtons proved the biggest seller, while thirsty festival-goers also enjoyed new Copper and favourites River Cottage EPA, Porthleven, Betty Stogs, Heligan Honey and Cornish Knocker.
Hop and Stagger Brewery, of Bridgnorth, has created Apley Gamekeeper Pale for the farm shop on Apley estate, close to where its new brewhouse is located.
Beers from Shepherd Neame have been listed in the UK’s first Smith & Wollensky restaurant. Established in 1977, the Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group is an iconic collection of boutique American steakhouses.
Old Dairy Brewery has released limited edition Ashes Special, a 4.6% ABV pale ale available in cask only. Also new is Cattle Shed, a 4.5% American pale ale with Amarillo, Cascade and Citra hops.
Long Spoons (4% ABV) is Tring Brewery’s July special, a light brown ale with East Kent Goldings hops and cara and crystal malt.
Chiltern Brewery’s seasonal for July and August is Summer Gold (3.9% ABV), light and refreshing with UK-grown cascade hops.
Siren Craft Brew has collaborated with Evil Twin Brewing to create Summer Spreeze, a 3.8% ABV pale ale infused with coffee and jasmine green tea. Also out this month is Siren’s Magic Rock collaboration, Ginspired. It’s an IPA which takes the essence of gin and tonic to create a beer/spirit crossover.
BrewDog has released Dog D, an imperial stout with speciality ingredients which has been barrel aged.
Purity Brewing Company’s unfiltered lager, lawless (4.5% ABV) is now available in 330ml cans.
Dry-hopped with Citra, Endless IPA (3.8% ABV) is a new session IPA from Black Rock Brewing in Cornwall. It’s pale and zingy with an inviting aroma.
Hook Norton has brewed two celebratory cask beers to mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo and the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. Waterloo 200 and 25 Barons form part of the brewery’s Crafty Ales range, developed in order to respond quickly to customer needs and brew specific beers for special occasions.
Dark Star is venturing into canned beer. First up will be American pale Ale Klaxon, due for release in July.
Summer Pale (4.1% ABV) and Sun Storm (4,5%) are making seasonal appearances from Acorn Brewery. They are, respectively, a clear, light straw coloured wheat beer with slight bitterness and a dloral aroma, and a pale straw coloured hoppy beer with tropical fruit flavours and aromas.
Hook Norton is bringing Nice Try (3.8% ABV) back for the forthcoming Rugby World Cup. The smooth, light malty, auburn beer was launched for the Six Nations earlier this year and proved popular.