The Craft Beer Box
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.
Dry Hop Sour Citra (5.4%)
A terrific beer, which showcases the great strides being made by craft breweries in the production of sours. Here, Citra and Simcoe hops abound, giving the brew a bouquet of fruit flavours over a moderate acidity. A lot of people are raving about this beer, and it's easy to see why: highly accomplished and will appeal to a variety of preferences.
Paradise Pale Ale (3.7%)
This light Pale Ale has been created to be the perfect session beer. With enough depth of flavour to keep you wanting more without being overpowering, it fits the description perfectly.
Redchurch Lager (4.7%)
UK malts and US hops come together to create a dry lager with deliciously fruity notes. Cold fermented, this lager is light, yet has enough body to keep even ardent ale fans happy.
By The Horns
Lambeth Walk (5.1%)
A vibrant London porter brewed with all British hops, Lambeth Walk is full-bodied and malty, replete with flavours of coffee, cocoa, hazelnuts and dark fruit. Yet there's an enduring sweetness to this one, which skilfully keeps the complex flavour profile predominantly light and refreshing.
A straight-up, American-style lager. With a session-strength ABV, mild sweetness and malty undertones, this is just ideal for the post-work cold one. A regional winner in the 2018 SIBA awards.
Cosmic Warrior (4.8%)
T Rex's frontman Marc Bolan once lived on the site of what is now By The Horns' brewery, and this iconoclastic pale ale is brewed in his honour. With lashings of smoke and tea counterbalancing the fruity hop flavours more typical of a pale, this is a unique and satisfying take on the style.
This psychedelic session IPA is an exhibition of New World hops. Amarillo, Centennial, Citra and El Dorado all feature prominently here, resulting in wave upon wave of tropical fruit tones. A low ABV and dialled-down bitterness means that this one is all about the uplifting juicy flavour.