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.
This 'South Pacific Porter' is named after the Maori word for 'beer', and appropriately is single hopped with the New Zealand hop, Waimea. This tweak gives the brew a surprising citrus hit, moving it almost into black IPA territory. Gold award winner at the SIBA South East Beer competition 2018, this is an inventive and refreshing take on the porter style.
Think Tank (4.6%)
When a session IPA is done right, the results are splendid. Big fruity notes on the nose, a killer piney bitterness, and a robust malt base - but all of this coming together in a session-strength package. Hopped with Northdown, Centennial and Simcoe, Think Tank is a superb example of this crowd-pleasing style.
Air Supply (4.0%)
Air Supply is all about the fruit flavours, with tropical and citrus juiciness balancing expertly with a crisp, hoppy bitterness from UK Cascade, US Cascade and Citra. A really agile brew, this is full of flavour with a lightness that makes it ideal for chilled out, sociable drinking.
This seasonal golden ale is light and moreish, but it brings the big flavours. Brewed with Motueka hops from New Zealand, it is hazy, floral, and with subtle notes of citrus. A playful spiciness throughout, and a light, bitter finish. Highly refreshing.
Named after the Covesea Skerries Lighthouse a couple of miles west of Windswept's brewery, Lighthouse provides the lively refreshing qualities of a good lager, whilst also bringing something of the satisfying mouthfeel of an ale. Finishes crisply and brightly; this one offers succour even in the worst of storms!
Indian Summer (4.7%)
Hopped with Perle, which is best known for its role in a range of lager styles, Indian Summer is described by Windswept as a 'citrus tea beer'. It manages to impart the refreshing kick of the former and the restorative quality of the latter, whilst also outdoing both by containing alcohol! Flavoured with Earl Grey tea and citrus peel, this is a brew which is at once punchy and nuanced.
Produced in collaboration with the RAF Benevolent Fund to celebrate the RAF's Centenary year, Hurricane is a hoppy and crushable session IPA. Amarillo and Citra hops give citrus fruit on the nose, and a well-rounded malt and stone fruit flavour. Windswept are donating 5p from every pint sold to the RAF Benevolent Fund.