The Bristol-based brewers have created what has quickly become the go-to lager of the craft beer world. A crisp and clean beer that will quench your thirst any time you crack open a can thanks to the expert blend of German pilsner malt and three varieties of hops.
Fun fact: Lost and Grounded's hand-drawn labels make a panoramic scene when you put them all side-by-side.
Now we don’t actually suggest you have this instead of your morning brew, but Broken Dream is a breakfast stout, meaning it has been brewed with oats and coffee.
This is a thick and luxurious beer with a deep and complex flavour. As well as oats, there are six different malts including a smoked variety. There’s also lactose which adds to the body and flavour.
Siren won CAMRA’s Supreme Champion Beer of Britain 2018 for Broken Dream.
New England style IPAs have become hugely popular in the last year. This is an India Pale Ale but not as you know it.
Unlike Jaipur, it’s thick and hazy thanks to the addition both oats and wheat. The triple dry-hopping treatment means the juicy stone-fruit flavours are not exactly subtle. As the name suggests, you’ll either love or hate it but there’s only one way to find out.
There’s no debating that this is one of the best IPAs around. Jaipur has won over 100 awards worldwide including Gold at the World Beer Awards.
Jaipur tastes great on cask, keg and bottle, and is now available in stunning bright orange cans making it a perfect fridge filler. The blend of six different hop varieties such as Cascade and Centennial give it a big hit of aroma, bitterness and flavour in true American IPA style.
Nestled in the railway arches in Hackney, Five Points is quietly making some of the best beer in the UK.
Railway Porter provides a huge punch in the face (in a good way) of aroma and flavour with more than just notes of burnt toast, chocolate and coffee. Dark and delightful, yet this beer is still somehow incredibly smooth and drinkable
You can think of this as a 'pudding beer' but you don't have to have it after dinner. It's silky smooth, chocolatey and moreish with a nice hit of vanilla.
It’s called a milk stout due to the addition of lactose sugar. This gives it a sweet and think texture akin to a milkshake. Well-balanced ingredients make it sweet without being sickly and thick without being cloying. The perfect milk stout.
Sours beers are an acquired taste but don’t write them off until you try them. This is a gose, which is a German style typically brewed with coriander and salt.
Wild has taken the style in a Moroccan direction by using the tradition of preserving lemons in salt - there’s also a lime version. You can expect a tart and refreshing experience that’ll go perfectly with fish if you don’t like it alone.
Also look out for the gin inspired by this beer.
This crisp blonde beer is brewed with three honeys from different locations in the UK; apple blossom honey from Kent, urban London (from London) and Yorkshire heather (from Yorkshire). The result isn't overly sweet but there's definitely a good honey aroma and flavour that comes from the beer. It's award-winning too, having won a gold medal at the World Beer Challenge in 2018.
No decent craft beer list is without a Belgian beer and Duvel is a true classic. There are only four places in the UK you can get it on draught but you’ll find it tastes just as good, if not better, from a bottle where it undergoes secondary fermentation.
It’s a strong blonde ale with a fruity flavour and distinctive hop profile. If you like regular Duvel, make sure to check out the Citra Triple Hop version for a modern twist.
Lambic is not a style for everyone but if you enjoy the sour end of the beer scale then this is a classic.
The style is Belgian and undergoes spontaneous fermentation from wild yeast. A Gueze is made from blending young and old batches together. The sourness here is mellow followed by a long dry finish, giving it a champagne-like quality.
Drinking this beer is considerably more enjoyable than trying to pronounce it. If it seems daunting, try the kriek (cherry) version first.
1. New and exciting, innovative whiskies - we've seen how popular gin has been over the last few years and still continues to go strong today, we're starting to see a similar rise in unique whiskey flavours and and experimentations which suggests to us there's a growing whiskey market.
2. More flavoured gins - It seems to be the gift that keeps on giving, we've seen an endless supply of uniquely flavoured gins and the gin market continues to go strong. I think to believe it will continue would be a pretty safe bet!
3. The rise of cans, boxes and bags.
Boxed wine, cocktails in bags and cans seems to be becoming more and more popular, whether it's the environmental factor or the corona crisis more people are converting to boxed wines, we saw sales soar in the summer of 2017, and 2019 it was officially classed as trendy, we are seeing sales rise again as the corona pandemic makes shoppers want their wine stock to last longer and go further.
4. More independent pop up bars - This one has been slowly burning in the background for a while, pop ip bars in trailers and vans are starting to become more popular for shows, events and weddings, the service they are delivering has stepped up it's game and delivers a service that is professional unique.
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