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.
Base Ejection (4.7%)
Base Ejection is a delicious, mellow rye ale which fuses spicy notes from the rye with a delicate smokiness from beech-smoked Bamberg malt. A disarming sweetness in flavour is offset nicely by a bitterness which builds to the finish. This is a subtle and sophisticated brew with a pleasing degree of depth.
Lactose is a sugar derived from milk (sorry, vegans - this one isn't for you), that is unfermentable to yeast. That means it sticks around in the beer, adding a little sweetness and a lot of body to the final beer. Roasty-toasty coffee and chocolate flavours abound.
This low ABV pale ale is brewed using Sussex spring water, pale malts and a tonne of hops. Floral and gently tropical notes make this vegan, gluten-free beer a chilled-out winner. The outcome is a refreshing beer with a delicious zing to it.
Numb Angel (4.0%)
Numb Angel is a lager in the Helles style, brewed with three different malts, and hopped with Saaz and Wakatu. Expect a full body, moderate sweetness, just a hint of citrus flavour from the Wakatu, with herbal and spicy notes from the Saaz. A heavenly take on this type of lager.
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.
Shoreditch Blonde (4.5%)
This blonde beer, made from a blend of English, American and European hops, was never going to disappoint. Citrus smell and taste with great depth - it’s a staff favourite.
N.Z. Pils (5.1%)
A big pilsner in between the Czech and German styles, this one has absolutely loads going on. Clean and smooth, with just the right degree of bitterness, and supplemented with plenty of flavour from the hops: lemon and lime zest from the Motueka, pine and citrus from the Waimea, and a floral spiciness from the Hallertau. Superlative stuff.
Cherry Chocolate Porter (4.0%)
This deep red brew is absolutely bursting with flavour, boasting six types of malt and Apollo hops, in addition to liberal helpings of cocoa nibs and sweet cherries. A full body and rich texture mean this one more than holds its own as a porter, but its session-strength ABV and balanced flavour profile signal its appeal to a broad spectrum of drinker.