London-based Two Tribes has launched a World Tour Case of beer featuring four versions of its core Metroland Session IPA.
Two Tribes builds its brand around beer, music, and art, spreading a passion for creativity through collaborations with a range of industries and partners, including record companies, Michelin star chefs, and football brand COPA90.
This box aims to take drinkers (and their tastebuds) around the world — specifically to London, New York, Rio de Janiero, and Tokyo — at a time where people can’t physically travel without a quarantine period.
Two Tribes founder, Justin Deighton,said: “Metroland can represent any metropolis on the globe. With the recent travel ban in mind, we combined imagery and ingredients to ignite the flavour and cultures of four of our favourite Metrolands.”
Head brewer, Christoffer Tuominen, added: “For New York, I wanted to pay homage to the classic American IPA, so we’ve used caramel malts to fill out the body and pushed the hops for more bitterness to get that oh-so-satisfying and moreish Seville orange flavour that just invites you for a second sip.
“With Rio, my thoughts instantly went to Ipanema and the yellow colour of the Brazilian national team’s home strip. So we set out to make a yellow and tropical beer that would be a real quencher on the beach. It uses a malt base that’s very close to an American wheat ale to make it super soft and yellow. We finished it off with some Galaxy hops to evoke flavours of pêssego and maracujá.
“Tokyo is inspired by the legendary Izakayas in Omoide Yokocho. What you really want to be drinking with all the savoury treats served up is something dry and refreshing. Brewed with rice for a dry finish, it’s hopped with Azacca and Summit, producing flavours of intense but refreshing citrus with floral side notes of pineapple. It’s great on its own or with a meal.”
During lockdown, Two Tribes upscaled its brewing capacity with new tanks from Europe. The install increased capacity by 300%. This upgrade not only improved functionality, but included improvements to the canning line and the addition of a laboratory.