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.
Traditional "noble" hops and contemporary US hops combine to make something of an unusal take on lager. Super floral on the nose, with a crisp, fruity finish, this is a lager with some real bite.
LA Bloods (4.5%)
Orange infused IPAs are becoming a bit of a thing - Fourpure's Juicebox, Beavertown's Bloody 'Ell and the Mondo/Heretic collab, Global Heresy, are just a few we've seen recently. And they are wonderful things! We loved the bittersweetness of this effort from the relatively new kids on the Peckham block.
Long Play IPA (3.6%)
Dry hopping is the process of adding hops to the wort (uh, "raw" beer?) after boiling. This means the hops impart flavour and aroma, but no bitterness. The result is a juicy hop bomb. In this case, it's all wrapped up in a session-strength package.
Alphabet Brewing Company
Hoi Polloi (4.8%)
Lager is the most popular style of beer on the planet. Branded in the 80s with continental sophistication, it became the blue collar drink of choice. And it was awful. This beer is a different take on working class lager. Still approachable, but packed full of good ingredients and real flavour. Pilsner for the people indeed.
Charlie Don't Surf (4.0%)
This session-strength IPA is packed full of "Antipodean" hops (err... that's hops from New Zeland, to you and I), giving it all the zing of an IPA, but at an ABV that won't knock your socks off.
A to the K (4.6%)
Oats in the malt bill give a nice, round mouthfeel to a beer - a bit of thickness, gravitas. It makes a beer a bit more... assertive. And in doing so it carries forward big, juicy hop flavours that make this beer so appealing. Love those oats.
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).