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.
You could argue that this beer is somewhat ahead of its time. With the recent rise in popularity of low bitterness, juicy IPAs with a super-round mouthfeel, this "white IPA" has been ticking all those boxes for a couple of years now. Super-drinkable, juicy and refreshing.
As the name suggests, Big Hug don't hold back on the fruity flavours here. Stone fruits, pineapple and grapefruit are all prominent both in the aroma and flavours themselves, which is anchored by a crisp, clean bitterness. An electrifying brew which would brighten up anyone's day.
Hopped with Magnum and Perle, Big Hug's Pilsner is a light and floral brew with just the right amount of bitterness. A touch of wheat adds substance to the body of this wonderfully balanced take on the style. Aromatic and 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!
A strong, intensely flavoured IPA, single hopped with Amarillo. The bitterness of the hop is well balanced with a distinct fruitiness. The hops come out on top in the end though, with a crisp and bitter finish.
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.