Polly's Against The Darkness
Polly's Brew Co
Regular price £6.10
Unit price per
Against the Darkness – Christmas Spiced Imperial Stout 11.0% Back in October, we made a challenge to our head brewer, Lally. The test? Something we’d never done before – a Christmas themed beer. Never one to back down from a task, the first phrase on his design sheet was simply “A beer that makes you feel like you’re in front of a roaring fire, even if you’re not”. Opting to go down the Imperial Stout route, we got on the phone to our pals over at Simpsons Malt to collaborate with them and use some of their newest specialty malts. With a grist bill of Chocolate, Double Roasted Crystal, Brown, Medium Crystal, and Aromatic malts, as well as our tried and trusted Extra Pale and Oats, we’ve complimented this big, bold stout with Cinnamon, Ginger and Nutmeg to impart a distinctly seasonal vibe; creating maybe our best Impy yet.
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Orders placed before 9am Monday can be collected from Tuesday anytime between our opening hours. Orders placed after 9am Monday and before 9am Thursday can be collected anytime after 4pm Thursday.
Cask ale pre-orders must be placed before 5pm Wednesday for collection after 4pm Thursday. Orders placed after 5pm Wednesday will be ready to collect the following week from 4pm Thursday.
Orders must be collected within 14 days unless agreed beforehand.
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Orders placed before 9am Monday will be delivered Monday to Wednesday (most will be delivered Monday but some will be done on Tuesday or Wednesday during busy periods). Orders placed before 9am Thursday will be delivered Thursday to Friday (most will be delivered Thursday but some will be done on Friday during busy periods).
Cask ale pre-orders must be placed before 5pm Wednesday for delivery the same week on Thursday. Orders placed after 5pm Wednesday will be delivered the following week on Thursday.
B) UK WIDE VIA COURIER
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We can ship to the Scottish Highlands however due to the increased shipping costs for delivery to these areas we charge a higher fee of £16.95. For Scottish Highlands deliveries choose ‘Shipping - Scottish Highlands’ on the shipping method page. Please note free shipping is not applicable to the Scottish Highlands.
We are currently unable to ship orders outside of these areas (including Northern Ireland).
Orders (excluding physical gift card orders which are sent via Royal Mail 1st Class Signed For - please allow up to 5 working days for delivery) are shipped on Mondays and Thursdays on a next day delivery service. Orders placed before 9am on Monday will be shipped Monday for next day delivery and orders received after, but before 9am Thursday, will be shipped Thursday for next day delivery.
Most UK mainland deliveries will arrive the next working day once shipped, however please allow 2-3 working days for unexpected delays. Orders shipped to the Scottish Highlands may have longer delivery times.
Deliveries are made Monday to Friday excluding public holidays.
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Since launching in early 2018 they have grown and adapted their setup to form a small but tight-knit team of six running the day to day operations of the brewery.
Their passion is to create hop-forward, modern styles of beer; with an emphasis on freshness. They’ve developed and grown their Originals range, the core of their output since day one, to a high level of consistency. From this they’ve been able create the Augment range – the next step in their brewing journey.