Beer, glorious beer
Whatever you call it; craft beer, real ale, beer, we don’t care. All we do care about is the fact it’s well made and tastes good. Put it down to US influence, a government tax break, or a the general desire to consume things from small producers these days, who knows… Either way, this sudden increase in microbreweries up and down the country can only mean one thing. More good beer.
There are now over 70 commercial breweries operating in London (compared to just one in 1999!), with hundreds more around the country. And the growth doesn’t appear to be slowing down just yet.
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.
Global Heresy V2 (4.8%)
Brewed in collaboration with Heretic Brewing out in California, this is a Blood Orange Saison. Made with fresh oranges (juiced and zested by the brew team themselves), those sweet and tart citrus flavours mingle with the "mad funk" of the Saison yeast to for a spectacular summer beer.
Little Victories (4.3%)
Light and bright and packed with all the tropical fruit flavours we love in an IPA. Dialled down a bit on the ABV, this session strength uses lactose to bring back a nice, rounded mouthfeel. The result is a terrifically well-balanced beer weighing in at just over 4%.
ALL CAPS! (4.9%)
Brewed in the style of a classic American Pilsner, this beer has a distinct sweetness running throughout which is countered by the bitterness of the Saaz and Cascade hops. Full and rich with each mouthfull this is a beer that doesn't disappoint.
Pale Modern Ale, Postive Mental Attitude. Juicy citrus fruits and sweet sticky toffee notes are what struck us most about this contemporary classic of a beer. Very flavourful, yet approachable and easy drinking. A modern Pale Ale indeed.
This is a nailed-on West Coast IPA. Bursting with tropical fruit flavours and laced with that resinous bitterness that defines the style, this is a standout classic of the genre. To carry off all those hops there is a good slug of booze though, so be careful!
Session strength and packed with flavour, this is a super-refreshing brew, hence the name! Originally brewed to celebrate the revival of the brewery, now it's brewed to aid the revival of you.
Brewed to show off the hops grown north of the equator, this is a big, floral, citrus fruit explosion of flavour. It's so good it's in Ratebeer's top 10 Golden Ales, too!