St Peter’s Brewery has launched All Ale to the Queen (4.2% ABV) tomark Her Majesty’s 90th birthday. The amber-coloured ale has a treacle toffee flavour and a light, sweet, floral aroma. There are subtle hints of fruit courtesy of Sovereign dry hopping.
Viiking Ventures is importing Goa Premium Beer to the UK. Goa Premium Beer (4.8% ABV) is available in 340ml and 650ml bottles and 500ml cans. Using a unique malt and maize based recipe, the beer is gluten free and endorsed by the Celiac UK charity.
Hound (3.3% ABV) is a table style beer developed by Tring Brewery which is packed with flavour. “There’s an incredible variety of malts and hops in here, plus more dry hopping for added growl,” say the brewer.
Charles Wells’ Bombardier Burning Gold has been named as the official beer of National BBQ Week. Charles Wells customer marketing manager, Sarah Mahoney, said: “Complimenting barbecue food perfectly, these beers go great with a flame-grilled steak, or lamb kebab. Whether you go for bottle or can, these brews offer the crisp freshness you need in the summer months, with the depth of flavour that makes British beer the envy of the world.”
BrewDog’s cold-conditioned Kingpin lager is available now, brewed with “a juggernaut of hops”. Full-bodied malt character is followed by spicy, citrus notes followed by an assertive bitter finish.
Beer seller Belgibeer has come up with a special Father’s day gift box. At £24, it comes with eight beers (four flavours) from Ter Dolen, a typical small-scale craft Belgian brewery whose production happens in a castle with the same name that dates back to the 16th century. Besides the beers, the offer includes a bottle opener, tasting guide, special card, beer coasters, a magazine containing information about the brewery and the beers, and a Belgibeer glass.
Siren Craft Brew has launched a #CalypsoFace campaign to encourage people to submit photos of themselves enjoying the brewer’s well-known sour beer. Post a reaction on social media, using the hashtag #CalypsoFace. Siren will announce a winner every month for May, June and July, and an overall champion. Prizes will include beer and merchandise.
Moncada Brewery, from Notting Hill, London, and Orchard Pig cidery, from near Glastonbury, have been added to the producers listed at online retailer EeBria.
Kopparberg, famous for its fruit flavoured lagers, is launching a lemon and lime flavoured fruit lager.
Billericay Brewing Company is marking the arrival of spring with Norsey Gold, a dry-hopped pale ale. It is also brewing Golden Sovereign, to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday.
Punch has announced the return of its free pint promotion, this year in partnership with Stella Artois and Carling. Up to 900 pubs are expected to take part. The promotion,which runs from May 16-29, is being offered to Punch Buying Club pubs, who stock Stella and/or Carling and show live sport, with the aim of encouraging footfall and sales in their venues. Publicans will be supported with social media content to raise awareness of the promotion in their local community.
Light, crisp and refreshing, Chiltern Brewery’s Cobblestones Summer Ale is back for May and June. A rich fruity beer with a slight hint of bitterness and tastes of blackcurrant, recommended food matches include fish and chicken dishes, cheeses and fresh salads.
For the mild month of May, Box Steam Brewery’s limited edition is Pole Dancer (4% ABV). It’s a full-flavoured, but session friendly, sweet and dark chocolatey mild, says the brewer.
Eden Brewery is to can its Depth Charge (Pilsner) and Dynamite (IPA) beers. But conscious that some drinkers may still be suspicious about this packaging, they have written a blog extolling the virtues of the modern can. Read it here
Moorhouse’s is rolling out seasonal brew Pure Witch (4% ABV), a light golden brew, for May. Top-quality Maris Otter malt is paired with the American Calypso hop to offer “upfront citrus-like aroma followed by full malt biscuit-like flavour, with ripe peach and pear overtones.”
Adnams Ghost Ship Crisps are the latest innovation from artisan crisp maker Fairfields Farm Crisps. Teaming up with the Suffolk brewery, the team has created what they describe as ‘hauntingly-good snacks’.
Lerwick Brewery’s Shetlnd Pale Ale has had a revamp. Single hopped with Azacca, this 3.8% ABV session ale has sweet biscuit and lightly toasted malt flavours followed by a refreshing citrus finish. Lerwick has also revealed that Asda has started stocking 60° North and Skipper’s Ticket as part of its Scottish Craft Beer Range.