Hope y'all have had a good fortnight. We've been busy digging into cases of curious imports, tasting classics of contemporary continental beer and largely hiding in the cold rooms for as long as coud be considered reasonable.
Plenty of releases have come in from our usual brewery mainstays - but this week, we'll be rounding up two of the more recently available imports specialising in proper hoppy stuff!
Starting off as a rural farmhouse distillery making acclaimed, whisky, gin, coktails etc. in proximity to Ontario back in 2016, Willibald
are now in the business of everything tasty that they can produce in their little slice of Canadian utopia.
As much as we'd like to take a seat in their restaurant and have our olfactory senses wonderstruck, we'll happily settle for some of their beers.
Brewing up predominantly impressive hazy IPAs since October 2019, it was only a matter of time before Willibald was going to traverse the Atlantic...
The Swedish brewers based in Orebro have been all about their music (particularly heavy duty stuff) and chewy, fruity new england hoppy beers since 2017.
You may have already tasted their beers at one of the UK's recent top-notch beer festivals (Hop City 2021/22 anyone?).