- Brooklyn Brewery —Hand & Seal
- Brooklyn Brewery — Intensified Coffee Porter
- Yeastie Boys — His Majesty
- Stone — Your Father Smelt Of Elderberries
Hand & Seal
One of the Brooklyn Quarterly Experiments, this barrel aged barley wine has been rested for months in Bourbon oak before bottle fermentation. Benefiting from a further two years maturation in the bottle, the previously big alcohol flavour has mellowed out, becoming more balanced with the notes of Christmas spices, clove and nutmeg that dance on the palate. Without losing any complexity from the original beer, this age has led to a nuanced beer that's a favourite amongst the team.
This beer is also perfect for cellaring, so enjoy now or save for later.
ABV: 13.3% | 750ml Bottle
Intensified Coffee Porter
Released in Autumn 2015, this member of the Brooklyn Quarterly Experiment range carried on the theme of Bourbon barrel ageing but this time explored a richer, creamier flavour over the sweeter, warming alcohol heat they'd previously worked with. This profile combined with the Salvadorian coffee harvested by Finca El Manzano and roasted by Blue Bottle Coffee creates a luscious Porter that can pair with a diverse range of food from ice cream to strong cheeses.
This can be either enjoyed now or aged for years to come.
ABV: 11.8% | 750ml Bottle
One half of the 2015 His & Her Majesty release, this single batch ale is a celebration of all things red. The smooth mouthfeel of an amber without the strong caramel flavours and the light biscuit flavour of a red ale without the deep hue. An exercise in balance, this is then combined with a mixture of U.S. hops to give a citrus flavour and bitterness to round out the flavour profile.
ABV: 7.6% | 750ml Bottle
Your Father Smelt Of Elderberries
While it wears its Monty Python inspiration with pride, Holy Grail isn't the end of this beers links to Medieval England. Stone's brewers looked at the history of old ale when crafting this Stochasticity release. The first thing you'll taste from this beer is an intense bready malt bill, which is accompanied by mild smokiness, an earthy nobel hop flavour and some hints of spice. The Elderberries take on blueberry flavours which subtly dances through each sip.
ABV: 10.3% | 651ml Bottle