The DeskBeers Craft Beer Box
12 craft beers, £30+VAT
This is our signature box, our continuing rampage through the best and the brightest of independent UK brewing culture. Each week sees a new brewery commandeer our cardboard and showcase their beer. From the breweries you know and love to those you don’t yet know you love, every week we select something different for you to look forward to.
What’s in the box?
The DeskBeers box is designed to be shared. Each box contains 12 beers made up of 2 or 3 styles of beer (sometimes four) from a single brewery (but sometimes more). We try a pick "crowd-pleasers" - great craft beers that are interesting but not too off the wall. Usually we send out bottles, but sometimes we send out cans. We always send you the best beer possible.
We buy beer from around the country every week. Here are two boxes we're particularly excited about shipping to customers at the moment.
Peel Session (4.3%)
A great introduction to the world of bitter ales. This beer tastes of citrus fruits with a hint of pepper shining through. These flavours combined with the relatively low ABV make this a perfect session beer.
Neu is a Krautrock-inspired update on the traditional Altbier style. It has a big hazelnut nose, a light body and pleasant herbal hop character, with only very restrained caramel or toffee flavours from the malt. The bitterness level is firm but not aggressive and it finishes lovely and dry.
Ivo Watts-Russel founded a label called 4AD. They went on to sign acts from Pixies to Bon Ivor. They also inspired one young chap that would grow up obsessed with music, but also German beer. Ivo is a fine tribute to these influences.
One could argue that this beer is somewhat ahead of its time. With the recent rise in popularity of low bitterness, juicy IPAs with a super-round mouthfeel, this "white IPA" has been ticking all those boxes for a couple of years now. Super-drinkable, juicy and refreshing.
Slow Loris (4.0%)
Ahh, the session IPA. We do love them here at DeskBeers. Loads of flavour at an ABV that means you can drink at your desk rather than under it. Slow Loris is packed full of hoppy goodness, and a few oats in the malt bill lend a soft, almost creamy mouthfeel. Delicious.
Bruno is brewed to the traditional Pilsner recipe, but with a bit of artistic licence on the hop selection. The result is a slightly spicier, fuller body that one may expect from a lager, yet still retaining that light, crisp finish.
The DeskBeers Big Beer Case
24 Big Beers, £48+VAT
Some craft breweries are small, some are a bit bigger. The important thing is that they all make great beer. With Big Beers, we’ve identified a shortlist of the bigger craft breweries that are brewing beer in larger quantities, thereby bringing down the price a little. We call these "Big Beers" - less small batch, more price match. Usually cans, sometimes bottles.
What’s in the box?
Big Beer cases are perfect for events, parties or bulking out your regular delivery. In each mixed case of 24 beers you’ll find an even split between a lager and a pale ale or IPA. The current roster of Big Beer Breweries includes BrewDog (Kingpin Lager, Punk IPA), Camden Town (Hells, Pale) & Meantime (London Lager, London Pale).