Brews in brief

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.

For every bottle of Old Dairy Brewery’s Tentertainment Top (4% ABV) sold, 10p will be donated towards Tentertainment, a free family festival in Kent.

Purity Lawless lagerPurity 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.

Copper (3.6% ABV) is a new session bitter from Skinner’s. It’s a “refreshing copper ale with a light malty nose, floral and citrus notes and a sweet finish,” says the brewer. “A perfectly balanced session ale with a big flavour.”

Chiltern Brewery’s Chiltern Black was voted best in festival at Wobfest — the West Oxfordshire Beer Festival.

Admiral Minstrel (4.3% ABV) is new from Driftwood Spars Brewery. A golden ale with a gentle hop bite, notes of berry and citrus and a biscuit malt base, says the brewer.

Brewer Staggeringly Good Beer has joined the line-up at online beer seller EeBria.