This Saturday 2nd July we're throwing an 'Independence Day' Tap Takeover event at our Hitchin shop - specific ULTRA RARE beers TBC, brewery lineup as follows:
Saint Errant / Transient Artisan Ales / Forest & Maine / Evil Twin NYC / Adroit Theory / Aslin Beer Co / Stone Brewing / Oscar Blues
(Our St Albans shop will be serving up beers from Adroit Theory, Aslin Beer Co, & Evil Twin NYC on the same day)
We know we get excitable anytime fussy American beer is due to drop at the shops, but can you blame us? Quality control is ace, the specific hop crops and other ingredients are often first dibs selections & the pool of professional brewing talent is continent sized!
Plus, read on for an update on our new Beer Shop Stortford project.
It's also the Summer Session of the Hitchin Homebrew Club (at Beer Shop Hitchin) on Monday 04th July - enquire if interested!
Whilst we haven't had a chance to snap pics of the latest American smallpack releases, we thought we'd better give you a quick heads up before they're all gone!
Spotlight on some rising stars closer to home.
We said they'd be a big thing a few months ago and they seem to have hit the ground running. They're brewing up crowd pleasers with a little well considered nuance & devoting a respectable amount of time to passion project, deep-cut, old-school styles too.
Whilst not as new as an industry entity, the rural Lancashire brewery has evolved organically, hitting its stride within the last few months, nailing the enigmatic science/art of producing consistent, tasty haze!
We've also got a couple of blasts from the past back in stock.
Wild Beer Co's 750ml bottles were an indulgence of beery sessions with adventurous friends in years gone by. As it happens, the West Country funk pioneers have followed the trend towards smaller, more manageable 500ml bottles.
It's about time we caught up with the development of the annual Coolship (2022) program and the latest iteration of their very first commercially released beer - American Wild/Flemish Red - Modus Operandi.
And going back to the source of inspiration - traditional yet experimental Belgian lambic. In this case we've picked up some Hanssens Artisanaal for the first time in a long time. Comparatively, a little lower in carbonation when compared with the beers of their peers (& sometimes way more acidic)!
Beer Shop Stortford
The shop-fit is on track and we're in the final stages with furniture arriving from the workshop.
Brewing space nearly done!
Bar and service area is progressing and we're awaiting delivery of our 10 meters of display fridges.
Still on course for opening later this summer 🙌. Official date TBC.