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April 2024 edition of The Epicurean beer club tasting notes:

Boundary – Belfast

A co-operative brewery set up in East Belfast in 2014/2015 by a group of like-minded beer fans, Boundary brew beers in a modern, New-World style as well as play around with Heritage-style beers from Belgium and Germany.

No Blasters – NEPA – 4.3%

A soft and crushable NEPA hopped with Citra, Amarillo and Simcoe.

Unnecessary Symmetry – NEPA – 4.6%

A real citrus bomb, hopped with Motueka, Vic Secret & Citra for maximum lemon/lime tang.

I’m Not Going To Pave The Jungle For You – NEPA – 3.4%

A super-easy-going pale hopped with Citra and Azacca.

Don’t Look At Me – Berliner Weisse – 5.0%

A heavily-fruited Berliner Weisse brewed with heaps of Peach & Mango.

Imagine Not Liking The Corners – Porter – 4.1%

A classic porter brewed with rolled oats and dark malts for a roasty, chocolatey flavour.

Roosters – Harrogate

Having just celebrated their 30th Birthday last year, Roosters are one of the original UK Craft breweries, and continually put out fantastic beer, and have a plethora of awards to their name.

Pangea – IPA – 5.7%

A 3-way fusion of West Coast, New England and English IPAs, using hops from USA, UK, Australia and New Zealand.

High Tea – West Coast IPA –  6.3%

A resinous, piney IPA with an added floral hit from added green tea & jasmine.

London Thunder – Porter – 4.2%

A classic London-style porter, with roasted malt and chocolate notes.

Wild Wild Life – BA Sour Saison – 7.0%

A farmhouse kettle sour, aged in French Oak for 15 months.  Tart, vinous and complex.

Neptune – Liverpool

Started in 2015 by Julie and Les O’Grady, who before brewing ran a family aquatics company (hence the water-based names!).  Neptune brew an extensive range of beer, from Pales and IPAs to sours, milds and Kölsch.

Mantis – Micro IPA – 3.0%

A tropical, citrussy table beer – refreshing and sessionable.

Ezili – Pale Ale – 4.0%

An easy-drinking pale with notes of grapefruit and lemon.

Nelson – NZ Pale Ale – 4.1%

A pale ale full of Nelson Sauvin hops – expect white grape, gooseberry and citrus.

All On Board – Kölsch – 4.8%

A refreshing Kölsch brewed with Mango and Agave for International Women's Day.

Previous Months Beer Club Tasting Notes

RedWillow – Macclesfield

Founded in late 2010 by Toby and Caroline McKenzie, RedWillow have grown and grown since then, opening a new brewery site in 2015, as well as two beautiful bars in Macclesfield and Buxton. Constantly experimenting with new hops and heritage styles, RedWillow are a constant presence across all three shops at the Epicurean.

Perceptionless – NEIPA – 6.6%

A soft and silky NEIPA hopped with Citra, Mosaic and Simcoe.

Contactless – Pale Ale – 5.2%

A crushable soft and juicy pale ale, packed with Cryo Mosaic and Simcoe hops.

Very English IPA – IPA – 5.3%

A malty, pithy IPA brewed with English hops & malt.

Saison 2024 – Saison – 5.6%

A classic farmhouse Saison brewed with Belle Saison yeast, with lemon, herb and pepper notes.

Hackney Church – Hackney

Situated in Bohemian Place, once home to Pressure Drop/Verdant’s The Experiment bar, Hackney Church take their name from the actual church across the way.  The name also alludes to the sense of community fostered at the brewery, with the focus on styles with broad appeal and drinkability.

Renaissance – Pale Ale – 4.5%

A juicy, sessionable Pale with soft bitterness and a tropical flavour.

Superfly – West Coast IPA – 6.0%

A resinous, piney IPA with slightly dialled-down bitterness and sweetness.

Reaper – Stout – 4.4%

A dark and roasty stout, brewed with a blend of 7 different malts for complexity.

St Clements – Hefeweizen – 5.0%

A traditional German-style wheat beer, with all the requisite banana and clove flavours.

Columbia Craft – Columbia, South Carolina

Established in 2017 in the City of Columbus, South Carolina’s state capital and home of the University of South Carolina.  Having recently won awards around the world for their beers and now headed up by Florida and Munich-trained Head Brewer Shaun Piggott, we’re very excited to have their beers on this side of the pond.

Famously Hop – IPA – 6.4%

A classic, old-school IPA with a complex malt bill and a generous dry-hop.

Hazy IPA – IPA – 6.0%

A soft, smooth and pillowy IPA with plenty of peachy and tropical notes.

Citrus All-Pro – Pale Ale – 5.8%

A clean, light pale with a massive dry-hop and low bitterness.

Alien Hat – Sour – 5.0%

A watermelon-flavoured kettle sour, light and tart – perfect as the evenings get lighter!

Farm Yard Brew Co. – Cockerham, Lancashire

Returning to Beer Club this month is Lancashire’s Farm Yard. Having undergone further expansion since their last appearance, they have been busy garnering a host of awards, including Great Taste awards for 3 of their core beers!

Yes, No, Maybe, I Don't Know  – NZ Pale Ale – 5.2%

A peachy, stone-fruit-forward Pale hopped with Rakau and Nectaron.

Splish Splash – Session IPA – 4.5%

A tropical Session IPA hopped with Citra, Mosaic, Sabro & Motueka.

Gulf – IPA – 5.8%

A bold, piney and citrussy IPA with an assertive bitterness.

Chocca Mocha – Stout – 4.4%

A lactose free stout, brewed with vanilla and cacao nibs.

Barney’s Beer – Edinburgh

Situated in Edinburgh’s historic Summerhall arts venue, Barney’s Beer resumes a brewing tradition there stretching back to 1705.  Brewing a full range of beers as well as maintaining an extensive barrel programme, they are rapidly becoming big players in the burgeoning Edinburgh scene.

Shoegaze – IPA – 5.2%

A soft, hazy IPA, dry-hopped with Superdelic for tropical and red berry flavours.

Noisepop – IPA – 5.2%

A pillowy, low-bitterness IPA hopped with Nectaron for full-on tropical taste.

Concept #3 – IPA – 5.5%

A juicy IPA hopped with Pilgrim, HBC520, Idaho 7 and Mosaic.

Sherbet – Sour Pale – 4.2%

Barney’s ode to the Dib Dab!  Full of tingling sourness and citrus tang.

Mourne Mountains Brewery – Warrenpoint, Co. Down

Mourne Mountains Brewery was founded in 2015, situated in the foothills of the beautiful Mourne Mountains.  Using the spectacular water from the Mournes on a traditional brewhouse, they produce some of the finest beer in Ireland.

Mourne Gold – Pale Ale – 4.0%

A bright, gold and well-balanced Pale with a nice malt backbone.

Throwing Shapes – Witbier – 6.0%

A big, fruity Belgian-style wheat beer with plenty of Banana, orange and spice flavour.

Savage Skies – NEIPA – 4.0%

A pillowy-soft, juicy IPA with plenty of tropical hop flavour.

Mourne Mist – Pilsner – 4.5%

A beautifully balanced Pilsner, brewed with Light Munich malt and whole-leaf hops.

Cloudwater – Manchester

Returning once again to Beer Club this month are Mancunian heavyweights Cloudwater.  The Piccadilly outfit had a very busy 2023, with a host of special beers and events to celebrate International Women’s Day, launching their Mashup collaboration series, and reviving their highly- regarded “V” Series of DIPAs.

Dive In – Pale Ale – 5.0%

A full-flavoured Pale, with notes of pineapple, strawberry and melon.

In Rhythm – Pale Ale – 4.0%

A vinous, limey Pale brewed with a blend of New Zealand hops.

Look Closer – Session IPA – 4.5%

A tropical, piney SIPA with Belma, Idaho 7, Southern Cross and Citra.

Peach & Passionfruit Gentle Breeze – Fruited Sour – 4.5%

A tart, zingy sour with a smooth base, layered with peach and passionfruit.

Squawk – Manchester

Another returnee to Beer Club who were busier than usual in 2023 is Squawk.  They successfully opened their City Centre taproom, Pelican, located in the Northern Quarter in the premises formerly home to Beatnikz Republic.

Canutus – Pale Ale – 4.0%

A clean, smooth Pale brewed using 100% Hana malt and Lorien hops.

Mallard – Pale Ale – 4.5%

A soft, juicy pale hopped with Citra and Mosaic.

Potoo – Pilsner – 4.7%

A crisp, clean and bitter Pilsner hopped with Tettnang and Hallertau.

Skua – Porter – 4.5%

A sessionable porter with plenty of roasted character.

Stone Brewing – Escondido, California

True behemoths of the US Beer industry, and currently in their 28th year of operation.  Founded in 1996, they quickly gained recognition for brewing then-impossibly hoppy tasting beer, and are at least partly responsible for pioneering the West-Coast style of pales/IPAs.

Go To – Session IPA – 4.7%

A fruity, piney and citrus-heavy SIPA, with a huge hop and dry-hop bill of classic West-Coast hops..

Hazy IPA – IPA – 6.7%

A big, juicy citrus bomb with tropical notes from El Dorado, Azacca and Sabro.

Neverending Haze – Session NEIPA – 4.0%

A refreshing Hazy SIPA with the classic combo of Mosaic & Citra.

Xocoveza – Stout– 8.1% (CONTAINS LACTOSE)

Stone’s yearly stout inspired by Mexican Hot Chocolate, featuring cocoa, coffee, chillies, nutmeg & cinnamon.

Chapter Brewing – Sutton Weaver, Cheshire

Chapter make their return to Beer Club this month, and since their last appearance have undergone a rebrand.  They continue to make fantastic beer, with can art from local artist Boneface and reading suggestions on every can.

Unconsenting Soul – Session IPA – 4.2%

A full-bodied, sessionable IPA brewed with Mosaic, Comet & Citra.

Psmith – IPA – 6.0%

A bold, bitter IPA hopped with Mosaic and Citra.

Light – Fruited Session Pale – 3.3%

A fruity, refreshing pale with added honeydew melon.

Water Does – Red IPA – 5.5%

Brewed in collaboration with Neptune, with complex malt and hop bills for a bitter, malty experience.

Brew York – York

Another returnee to Beer Club this month are craft beer heavyweights Brew York.  They have gone from strength to strength this year, continuing to churn fantastic beer across a multitude of strengths and styles.

Beluga – Extra Pale Ale – 4.0%

A bright and crisp XPA hopped with Nelson Sauvin and Cascade.

Time Travelling Taxi – DDH Pale – 5.4%

A creamy, soft and juicy DDH Pale with plenty of oats in the grist and a hop bill featuring Loral, CTZ and Citra.

Big Eagle – West Coast IPA – 6.4%

A big, old-school, award-winning Westie with loads of upfront pine and citrus.

Tonkoko – Milk Stout – 4.3% (CONTAINS LACTOSE)

A rich, creamy stout with tonka, cacao nibs, toasted coconut and vanilla.

Bullhouse Brew Co. – Belfast

Starting in March 2016 as the brainchild of Craft Beer enthusiast Willy Mayne, Bullhouse slowly made progress in the burgeoning Northern Irish Craft Beer scene.  Moving into a huge, 6000sq ft unit in South Belfast in 2020, the brewery opened Belfast’s first permanent taproom in 2022 and since have spread their wings far and wide, despite existing in the most restrictive beer market in Europe.

Dubfast – Session NEIPA – 4.5%

Brewed in collaboration with Dublin’s Rascals Brewing, a soft, hazy SIPA showcasing Idaho Gem hops.

Road Trippin’ – Extra Pale Ale – 4.0%

A single hop Citra XPA, with oats and wheat for a soft, pillowy texture.

Budgie Smuggler – Sour Pale – 4.5%

A tart, sour pale featuring Citra.

El Capitan – Export Stout– 7.5%

Bullhouse’s first ever commercial brew – a rich, complex and roasty export stout.

Blackjack – Manchester

Having recently just restarted canning beer, Manchester stalwart Blackjack’s beers are absolutely flying out here at the Epicurean, and they are quickly becoming one of Manchester’s most underrated breweries (in our opinion!).

Dancing Saloon – Pale Ale – 5.2%

A full-bodied, juicy pale hopped with Citra and Simcoe.

Irk Street Pale – Pale Ale – 3.8%

A fresh and simple pale, with a crisp malt base and clean, citrussy hop aroma.

Salvation! – Session IPA – 4.5%

A sessionable West-Coast style SIPA, with Comet and Galaxy for a nice stonefruit twist.

Pub Ale – Extra Special Bitter – 5.6%

Nothing beats an ESB on a cold winter’s evening, and this has all that welcome maltiness with a touch of hop bite.

Squalor – Schwarzbier – 5.0%

Brewed using amber, Munich and Carafa malt, this Dark Lager has big flavours of cold brew coffee and chocolate.

Carnival – Liverpool

Formed in Liverpool after a fundraising event at Clearview Carnival, Carnival Brewing have started to make a name for themselves both at home and further afield.  Inspired by a love of music, they brew a varied range of beers, from DIPAs to Imperial Stouts and everything in between.

Carmen – Pale Ale – 4.0%

Hopped liberally with Mosaic from start to finish on a pillowy base for maximum juiciness.

We Are Diamonds – NEIPA – 6.1%

A hazy, orange-hued tropical fruit-bomb, hopped with Citra, Amarillo and Ekuanot.

Richie’s Homebrew – DDH Pale Ale – 5.0%

Brewed for Baltic Market burger joint Richie's, this is a mighty little pale, double dry-hopped with Mosaic, Amarillo & Citra.

Jet – Imperial Stout – 11.0%

A thick, inky and oily Imperial Stout with bags of robust malt character and complexity.

Brighton Bier – Brighton

Established as Brighton’s first craft beer brewery in 2012, Brighton Bier have won a host of awards over the years and now boast two fantastic pubs in the city where you can enjoy their great beer.

Freshman – Session NEIPA – 4.5%

A hazy, Vermont inspired session NEIPA with low bitterness, juicy hop aroma and plenty of body.

Brighton Bier – Pale Ale – 4.0%

A light, citrussy pale hopped with Citra, Mosaic and Chinook.

Brighton Pilsner – Lager – 4.5%

A classic style Pilsner, using Czech Saaz and US Stirling hops.

Gravity Well – Leyton

Operating out of a Leyton railway arch since 2018, Gravity Well brew outstanding space-themed IPAs, Pales, Sours and Stouts.

Cosmic Dust – Session IPA – 3.8%

An easy-drinking, full-bodied SIPA dry hopped with Mosaic and Enigma.

Sight Glass Hyperion – Pale Ale – 4.0%

A soft and fluffy Pale Ale hopped with El Dorado and Citra.

Supercritical Fluid – NEIPA – 6.0%

A dank, juicy NEIPA with Strata, Citra and Riwaka.

Malinkovich Cycles – Sour – 4.0%

A tart, complex sour full to the brim with blackcurrants.

Hammerton – Islington

Formed in 2012 in Islington. Hammerton have won numerous awards for their innovative yet eminently drinkable beers, with something for everyone, from Milk Stouts to IPA’s, and even Gluten-Free and Low alcohol beers.

N7 – IPA – 5.2%

A fresh, bitter yet balanced IPA, with a mix of 7 different hops from both the US and New Zealand.

Tuned – NEPA – 4.1%

A soft, hazy and tropical Pale with notes of grapefruit, lemon and papaya.

Nguarua – New Zealand SIPA – 3.4%

Utilising a trio of NZ hops, this Session IPA is bursting with tangerine and pine.

Crunch – Milk Stout – 4.2% (CONTAINS LACTOSE)

A creamy peanut butter milk stout – sweet, nutty and rich.

Birmingham Brewing Company – Stirchley, Birmingham

Founded in Stirchley in 2016, Birmingham Brewing are fiercely proud of being one of the few craft breweries in Birmingham, and make beer for a wide range of tastes – so much so that all of their beers are Vegan and Gluten-Free!

Pale Brummie – Pale Ale – 4.0%

A well-balanced Pale, with a biscuity base complemented with Chinook and Simcoe citrus.

Gold Brummie – IPA – 5.5%

A resinous, piney IPA with plenty of citrus aroma.

Bitter Brummie – Bitter – 3.8%

Hopped with Centennial, this Bitter is wonderfully balanced with a touch of US hop character.

Stout Brummie – Nitro Stout– 3.8%

Brewed with oatmeal, and nitrogen-infused, this stout is creamy, roasty and smooth.  Pour Hard!

Marble Beers – Salford

Marble make their return to Beer Club this month, and remain one of the iconic names in UK Craft Beer.  Beginning in 1997 in the back of the legendary Marble Arch pub, they have had a literal who’s who of North West brewers pass through and go on to make waves at some of the finest breweries in the UK.

Ancodia – Session IPA – 4.5%

Inspired by the dynamism of Ancoats, this SIPA is hopped with Melba, Sultana and BRU-1 for a beautifully tropical beer.

1847 – Pale Ale – 3.4%

A soft, fresh and fruity pale brewed in collaboration with the Vegetarian Society.

Late Summer Pints – Pale Ale – 3.9%

How to improve on a classic – a dry-hopped version of Pint, bursting with citrus and pine.

Lemon & Bergamot Witbier – Witbier – 5.1%

Brewed in collaboration with North Riding, this is a unique take on the classic Belgian style.

Burnt Mill – Ipswich

Set up in 2017 in a former dairy, Burnt Mill are a firm favourite here at The Epicurean, especially for their bracing, refreshing pales and IPAs.

Pintle – Pale Ale – 4.3%

A ridiculously drinkable Pale, Pintle is smooth, fruity and bitter in all the right places.

Stack Yard – NEPA – 3.8%

With a generous helping of wheat in the grist, this is a wonderfully soft and peachy NEPA.

Bitter Falls – West Coast Pale – 5.5%

A juicy, crisp and refreshing Pale Ale with plenty of citrus and pine.

Big Sur Moon – Porter – 4.2%

A rich porter with complex malts and cocoa husk to amp up the chocolate notes.

Jiddler’s Tipple – London

Founded in 2019 by keen homebrewer Jacob Liddle, Jiddler’s Tipple focus on making sessionable, vegan and gluten-free beers, each wrapped in a vintage shirt design.

Everyday Pale – Pale Ale – 3.8%

A delicious, well-balanced Pale, caramel malt sweetness cut with tropical citrus.

Another IPA – Session IPA – 3.8%

Plenty of pine and citrus in this SIPA, all on a well-structured malty backbone.

Bog Standard Lager – Vienna Lager – 3.8%

A toasty, malty lager with plenty of noble hop spice and a great snap.

Summer Chug Hazy Apricot IPA – Fruited SIPA– 3.8%

With plenty of oats and wheat, this Hazy IPA is full of lovely stonefruit flavours, both from the apricots used and the Mosaic and Idaho 7 hops.

Siren Craft Brew – Berkshire

Siren have come a very long way indeed since lockdown – dramatically increasing both their range and brewing capacity, as well as adding their first pub, The George & Dragon in nearby Swallowfield.  Their beer, however, remains innovative, accomplished and extremely drinkable.

Lumina – Session IPA – 4.2%

Siren’s flagship session IPA, with juicy tropical notes on a light malt base.

Jouska – NEIPA – 4.7%

A hazy, soft and easy-going NEIPA with plenty of tropical mango and pineapple.

Mesmerist – Pale Ale – 3.4%

A wonderfully soft and crushable table pale, with a satisfying hop bite.

Calypso – Dry-Hopped Sour – 4.0%

An old favourite returns, this time in 440ml format.  Tangy, zippy and super refreshing.

Disruption Is Brewing – Camberley, Surrey

These Surrey-based brewers are making strides, having recently won SIBA’s Best Cask Pale UK award for their flagship beer, Chaos More Chaos.

Chaos More Chaos – NEPA – 5.0%

This award-winning NEPA is chock-full of Mosaic, Citra and Nelson for a really fruity, smooth beer.

Ghost Fiction – Extra Pale Ale – 5.5%

Hopped with Galaxy, Bru-1 and El Dorado and full of flaked oats, this is a wonderfully soft and hoppy XPA.

In My Stompabout Haze – DIPA – 8.0%

A big bruiser of a DIPA, full of citrus and stonefruit.

The Devil Wears Lager – Lager – 4.9%

A refreshing lager hopped with Tettnang and Huell Melon.

North – Leeds

Truly UK Craft Beer Royalty, the team behind North started North Bar in Leeds in 1997 – arguably the first craft beer bar in the UK.  They have since gone on to open a fantastic brewery, with a new taproom opening last year in Circle Square in Manchester.

Atlantis – Pale Ale – 4.1%

A delicious, easy-drinking Pale, with usual suspects Citra & Mosaic backed up with fruity Australian Galaxy.

Telstar – Pale Ale – 3.4%

Pillowy soft, with plenty of wheat in the mash bill and a generous dose of Citra and Mosaic for a super-sessionable pale.

North x Fullers – Sparkling Ale – 4.9%

Brewed in collaboration with legendary brewers Fullers, this is a bright, zesty and refreshing old-school-meets-new-school ale.

Full Fathom 5 – Porter – 6.5%

A silky, rich porter infused with toasted coconut and North Star Coffee.

Triple Point – Sheffield

Triple Point return to Beer Club this month, and since their last appearance they have begun to focus more on a wider range of beer styles, from IPAs to Sours and Stouts.

Solo: El Dorado – Pale Ale – 3.8%

A single-hopped pale using El Dorado, so expect plenty of tropical fruit aroma.

Sundancer – Pale Ale – 4.4%

A hazy, soft and juicy pale with plenty of citrus bite.

Cryo – Pale Ale – 4.2%

A low-bitterness pale dry-hopped with Cryo Citra, Azacca and Cascade, with some Galaxy for tropical juice.

Catharina: Strawberry & Kalamansi – Fruited Sour – 4.5%

A Brazilian-style sour, made with fresh strawberry and kalamansi limes.

Kirkstall Brewery – Leeds

An institution in the UK Craft Beer scene, Kirkstall have been producing top-quality beers since 2011, and are based near Kirkstall Abbey, which itself has a long brewing history.

Eclipse – NEIPA – 5.5%

This soft, hazy IPA uses Australian Eclipse hops for a zesty, citrus-forward beer.

Providence – NE Pale Ale – 5.2%

A pillowy New England Pale, with plenty of Citra, Amarillo and Ekuanot.

Spokane – West Coast IPA – 6.0%

A bold, bitter, and piney West Coast IPA, with a lighter malt base and a clean, dry finish.

Sticky Toffee Stout – Pastry Stout – 6.0% (CONTAINS LACTOSE)

This Pastry Stout is obviously inspired by the classic dessert.  Sticky, sweet and rich.

WEST Brewery – Glasgow

Founded by Bavarian ex-pat Petra Wetzel, WEST are essentially a German brewery based in Glasgow.  Their main products are German-style lagers, brewed in strict adherence to the Rheinheitsgebot, the German Purity law.  They have, however (presumably to local demand) started to brew other styles such as pales, IPAs and stouts.

GPA – Pale Ale – 4.4%

A transatlantic pale, marrying US Chinook with German Mittelfrüh hops for a dry, refreshing pale.

G40 – Golden Ale – 4.2%

A malty but hoppy Golden Ale, with hints of tropical fruit.

Wild WEST – Kellerbier – 4.9%

An unfiltered lager, with plenty of body, bitterness and yeasty notes.

DRK – Dunkel – 4.9%

A sweet, spicy and complex Dunkel, with flavours of chocolate, coffee and walnut.

Full Circle Brew Co. - Newcastle

Newcastle’s Full Circle return to Beer Club this month.  Now firmly ensconced in their Hoults Yard location, they continue to brew some of the North-East’s best beers.

Pace Yourself – NZ Session IPA – 3.9% 

Hopped with Motueka and Nelson Sauvin, expect that typically Kiwi taste of lime and gooseberry.

Electric Wizard – Sour – 5.0%

Brewed in collaboration with Liverpool’s Black Lodge, this sour is hopped with Bru-1 to accentuate the fruitiness from the addition of pineapple and grapefruit.

Call Me Nighthawk – IPA – 6.0%

A soft, fruity and juicy IPA hopped with Galaxy, Citra, El Dorado and Trident.

Call Me Dragon – DIPA – 8.3%

The big (Step)brother to Call Me Nighthawk, a huge juicebomb full of tropical stonefruit and citrus.

Attic Brew Co. - Birmingham

Sine opening in 2018, Attic have firmly established themselves in Birmingham, and now are being spotted more and more further afield, helping to boost Birmingham’s reputation as a craft beer city.

Signals – IPA – 5.6%

A cracking little IPA, packed with apricot and grapefruit flavours, helped along by a little bitterness.

Low Blow – Table Beer – 3.0%

Brewed in collaboration with New Bristol, this Table Beer has plenty of citrus, berry and tropical flavour.

Brum-Do-Bust – IPA – 5.2%

Brewed for the opening of the Birmingham branch of Bundobust, this juicy, relatively sessionable IPA obviously goes perfectly with Indian food!

Cluster – Sour – 4.0%

A blackcurrant and redcurrant sour, perfect for the summer months..

Black Isle Brewery – Black Isle, Scottish Highlands

Starting in 1998, Black Isle have been brewing organic beer for 25 years now, and have just received their certified B Corp status, signalling their commitment to transparency and sustainability.

Organic Pale – Pale Ale – 4.1%

A lovely golden pale, brewed with lager and wheat malt, and hopped with Simcoe, Nelson and Citra.

Spider Monkey – IPA – 5.2%

Piney and resinous yet soft IPA, with pineapple and lime notes.

Hibernator – Stout – 7.0%

A wonderfully rich and complex oatmeal stout, featuring six different types of malt.

Scotch Ale – Wee Heavy – 6.8%

Turning Point – Knaresborough, Yorkshire

Operating since 2017, and moved in 2019 from Kirby Moorside to Roosters’ old unit in Knaresborough.  Turning Point are fast becoming one of Yorkshire’s top craft breweries, consistently putting out fantastic IPAs, sours and stouts

Astral Voyage – Session NEIPA – 3.4%

A soft, full-bodied little session IPA, with Citra, Mosaic and Galaxy bringing tropical aromas.

Magnificent Gestures – NEIPA – 6.5%

A proper juicebomb, using Verdant yeast, and a more than generous dry-hop of Citra, Ekuanot and Simcoe.

Howling At Clouds – Stout – 4.4%

A roasty, rich and chocolatey oatmeal stout with complex malt flavours and a smooth finish.

Virtue Is Lost– Fruited Sour – 5.3%

A guava, vanilla and cacao sour.  Yes, it sounds ridiculous, but it works!

Strange Times Brewery – Salford

An extremely young local brewery, having only opened it’s doors in early 2021, and focussing on a small range of meticulously handcrafted core beers.  The can art is provided by French artist Mina Mond, and evokes fascinating mythological imagery.

Memento Mori – IPA – 5.5%

An old-fashioned, strong, malty and hoppy English-style IPA.

Coyote – Pale Ale – 4.5%

A crisp, refreshing West Coast-style pale with a lovely dry finish.

Neo Kosmo – Blond – 4.1%

A crisp, refreshing blond with a lovely citrussy bite.

Mad King Sweeney – Irish Red Ale – 4.6%

A rarely seen style, the Irish Red uses rye and oats for a smooth, rich and refreshing red ale.

Moorhouse’s – Burnley 

A proper Lancashire institution, Moorhouse’s having been brewing truly great traditional beer in the shadow of Pendle Hill for over 150 years.  They recently launched their new “WitchCraft” range, which takes their brewing tradition and skill to the world of Craft Beer for the first time.

Demdike – Session IPA – 4.3%

A crisp, bitter Session IPA with plenty of tropical fruit flavour.

Curse Away – Pale Ale – 4.8%

A soft, hazy pale using oats for body and bags of tropical flavour from a Citra & Mosaic dry-hop.

Shapeshifter – IPA – 5.0%

A big, bitter IPA brewed with Blood Orange for citrus tang and juiciness.

Go Dark – Stout – 4.9%

A delicious dry stout, with the addition of cacao nibs for a rich chocolate flavour.

Track – Manchester

Since last appearing in Beer Club, Track have gone on to become a real powerhouse in the UK Beer scene, opening their massive new brewery and taproom at Piccadilly, and consistently churning out top, top quality beer.

Hear It Again – NZPA – 4.5%

A soft, clean and zippy pale with a generous dry-hop of Citra, Nelson and Rakau.

No Sleep, No Dream – NEPA – 5.3%

A full-bodied, Sabro-heavy pale, with all that fantastic coconut and lime aroma.

Luna – Pilsner – 5.0%

Cold conditioned, using an acidified mash and hopped with Nelson and Hallertau Blanc, this is a properly crisp and refreshing pilsner.

Tuya – Table Beer – 3.0%

A grassy, lemony and tropical table beer, perfect for sunnier evenings!

Dark Revolution – Salisbury

Founded by Greg Hughes, author of bestselling home-brew book, “Home Brew Beer”, in 2015 and are now one of the big names in beer in the West Country.  Placing an emphasis on ingredients, they brew fantastically drinkable beer in a variety of styles.

Orbital – Pale Ale – 3.5%

Juicy, light and sessionable pale ale with plenty of Mosaic, Citra and Vic Secret.

SoLA – West Coast Pale Ale – 4.5%

A crisp, refreshing West Coast-style pale with plenty of piney bitterness.

Velveteen – Milk Stout – 4.8% CONTAINS LACTOSE

A wonderfully creamy, rich Milk Stout infused with cacao nibs.

Discotec – NEIPA – 6.3%

A juicy, thick and full-bodied New England IPA, with bags of Citra and Mosaic in the dry-hop..

Yorkshire Dales – Askrigg, Wensleydale

Founded over 15 years ago, Yorkshire Dales have previously been known for their traditional cask ales and darker beers, but recently branched out to try their hand at more modern styles, to great acclaim.

Seattle Shake – Milk Stout – 6.6% CONTAINS LACTOSE

A silky smooth milk stout brewed with Crisp Maltings’ coffee malt.

Acid House – Berliner Weisse – 4.0%

Zingy, tart Berliner brewed with lemon and lime.

Vermont Trail – NEIPA – 7.0%

Bold, brash NEIPA brewed with Ekuanot. Expect big tropical flavours on a soft base.

King Pine – West Coast IPA – 6.9%

An all-out West Coast hop assault, with plenty of resinous pine and citrus.

Otherworld – Midlothian, Scotland

The enigmatic Otherworld Brewing have been in operation since 2010, brewing all manner of beer styles from smoked lagers to Leipzig-style traditional gose.

Cryo IPA – NEIPA – 7.3%

Hopped Cryo-Pop, Citra, El Dorado, Mosaic and Sabro, this NEIPA is packed with punchy tropical hop aromas on a soft, pillowy body.

Grapefruit & Talus Hazy Pale – NEPA – 4.2%

A full-bodied, juicy, and piney pale packed with Talus and grapefruit for even more citrus flavour.

Oaxaca Chilli Porter – Porter – 5.5%

A robust, fruity porter spiked with Oaxacan Pasilla chilli for a smoky, spicy hit.

Leipzig Gose Grapefruit – Gose – 4.2%

A traditional Leipzig-style gose with the addition of fresh grapefruit.

Docker – Canterbury

Starting in a shipping container in Folkestone harbour, Docker have grown into a thriving brewery and supllier across Kent and the southeast.  Focussing on making high-quality beer with a modern edge, they are continually tweaking and modifying their recipes to suit drinkers’ needs.

School Night – Table Beer – 2.5%

A very light and sessionable table beer made with Cryo-Pop and Cascade.

DFL – American Pale Ale – 5.0%

A dank, hazy American Pale hopped with Amarillo, Simcoe and Cascade.

Flatten The Curve – IPA – 6.2%

A hazy IPA showcasing UK hop Emperor, both in whirlpool and dry-hop.

Dark Matter – Oatmeal Stout – 5.0%

A rich, creamy stout brewed with oats for body, and bittered with local hops.

Two Tribes – King’s Cross, London

Founded in 2017 by figures in the 90s London Club scene, Two Tribes champions creativity and regularly puts on CAMPFIRE nights, where music, food and beer come together.  Events like these along with great beer have earned them a following in the capital and beyond.

Metroland – Session IPA – 3.8%

A tropical, light-bodied SIPA hopped with Simcoe and Amarillo.  Expect orange peel and tropical papaya.

Metroland New York City – Session IPA – 4.2%

Session IPA with big, bold mango and citrus flavours.

Metroland Tokyo – Session IPA – 4.0%

Brewed with rice for dryness, this SIPA is full of citrus and pineapple flavour.

Coal Drops – Porter – 4.0%

A spicy, earthy, robust porter, inspired by an old London Porter recipe.

Exale – Walthamstow, London

Established in 2019 in East London, Exale have quickly become known for their balanced, bold and full-flavoured core beers.  They also specialise in funky, mixed-fermentation beers and have recently opened their first pub, The Three Colts, in Bethnal Green.

Skoosh – SIPA – 4.2%

Hopped Mosaic and Citra, this SIPA is packed with tropical hop aroma.

Dinky – Micro IPA – 2.8%

This ultra-modern “Micro IPA” is a table beer hopped like a NEIPA, resulting in an incredibly flavoursome, sessionable beer.

Oona – NEIPA – 5.8%

A soft, pillowy NEIPA with a generous New-World dry-hop.

Choose Peace – Saison – 4.8%

A wildflower honey Saison, brewed to benefit the Choose Love Ukraine fundraising appeal.

Missing Link – Haywards Heath, Sussex

A micro-brewery from Sussex, Missing Link are based on a 360-acre farm and strive for sustainability, investing in re-wilding, solar panels and re-using their waste yeast and hops as fertiliser.  They brew a great range of beers, from Belgian Witbier to NEIPA, and are garnering great Untappd scores as they do it!

Marmoset – NEPA – 3.8%

A light, sessionable New England Pale hopped with Idaho Gem, El Dorado and Citra for candied sweets, stone fruit and watermelon aromas.

Bonobo – NEPA – 4.6%

A sturdier Pale, having amped up the strength a little, with old favourites Mosaic and Citra backed up by Azacca for a tropical juice-fest.

Howler – New Zealand Pilsner – 5.0%

A trio of NZ hops – Nelson, Riwaka and Motueka give this rich Pilsner lots of sharp, tart fruit flavour.

Langur – Witbier – 4.7%

A light and citrussy Belgian Witbier brewed with torrified wheat and oats for a fluffy body.

Firebrand – Launceston, Cornwall

Beginning life in a converted milking parlour on Bodmin Moor in 2012, Firebrand have now upped sticks to nearby Launceston.  They have been brewing hoppy, sessionable beers and supplying the South West with them for a good number of years now.

Patchwork Rocket – Pale Ale – 4.2%

Hopped with Apollo and Mosaic, this pale is full of peachy, melon flavours on a biscuity malt base.

Graffiti – IPA – 5.0%

This lower-strength IPA is packed with old-school US hops for a big piney, citrussy hit.

West Coast Session IPA – West Coast SIPA – 4.5%

This orange-hued SIPA is packed with clean, bitter West Coast hop flavours..

Thundercloud – NEIPA – 5.5%

A light, fluffy NEIPA with plenty of oats for body and a generous Citra, Mosaic and Ekuanot dry-hop.

Brew By Numbers – Bermondsey, London

Having just celebrated their 10th birthday, Brew By Numbers are now recognised as one of London’s leading craft breweries.  Celebrating real diversity in styles, they are known for their wide range of beer, from stouts and saisons to lagers and IPAs.

11|Session IPA - 10th Birthday Edition – SIPA – 4.2%

Hopped with fresh-frozen Cryo hops, this SIPA is intensely flavoured yet sessionable.

21|Pale Ale - 10th Birthday Edition – American Pale – 5.0%

A classically styled American Pale, with a citrussy bite backed up by a biscuity malt base.

55|Double IPA - 10th Birthday Edition – DIPA – 8.0%

Brewed with Cloudwater, this is a big, hazy, tropical IPA with just a hint of bitterness.

21|Pale Ale - Grapefruit – Fruited Pale – 5.0%

Spiked with grapefruit, this is a super-crushable juicy pale.

Buxton Brewery - Buxton

A legendary name in the Northern beer scene, Buxton opened their doors in 2009 and since then have continued to build a reputation for exceptionally well made, forward-thinking beers that are still firmly rooted in tradition.

LupulusX Styrian Wolf – IPA – 5.4%

Part of Buxton’s single-hop IPA series, this utilises Styrian Wolf hops so expect flavours of lemon, mango and lemongrass.

LupulusX Styrian Dragon – IPA – 5.4%

Another single-hop IPA, this time with Styrian Dragon, bringing a more tropical vibe with flavours of passionfruit and melon.

Girl From Mars – NEIPA – 4.8%

Brewed using British hops from Charles Faram, expect big peach and apricot flavours next to citrus punch.

Gatekeeper – Porter – 4.1%

Rich, smooth and complex, this porter has a deserving spot in Buxton’s core range.

Bianca Road – Bermondsey, London

Operating since 2016, Bianca Road are possibly better known as the “party brewery” to those doing the Bermondsey Beer Mile, but in reality have developed into an accomplished, sustainable brewery putting out some great beers.

Hay-Z – New England Pale – 5.5%

A wonderfully soft NEPA with citrus aplenty from Citra and Ekuanot dry-hopping.

Game Over – West Coast IPA – 6.0%

Brewed in collaboration with Elusive, expect a big pine and citrus West-Coast hit.

Hottest On Record – Saison – 4.8%

Brewed during last summer’s heat wave, this saison packs a peppery punch with lashings of orange peel aroma.

Tangerine Machine – Fruited IPA – 4.5%

A light, sessionable IPA spiked with blood orange for a ramped-up citrus flavour.

Cloudwater – Manchester

Making their return to Beer Club this month are Mancunian heavyweights Cloudwater. Now the elder statesmen of the Manchester beer scene, Cloudwater continue to push the envelope with their beers and are going from strength to strength.

Happy Christmas – Pale Ale – 3.5%

Cloudwater’s core session pale, given a holiday twist with the addition of cranberry & orange.

Super Happy Christmas – Pale Ale – 4.1%

Super Happy is given a festive makeover with orange and pine added to really make the hops shine.

Ho-Ho-Ho-Hazelnut – Brown Ale – 6.3%

A festive brown ale with hazelnut extract (so safe for those with allergies).

Kold IPA – Cold IPA – 4.0%

Brewed in collaboration with Berlin’s Fuerst Wiacek, this is a “Cold IPA” - brewed using lager yeast to let the hop flavour shine through.

Pomona Island – Salford

A real staff favourite at the Epicurean! Pomona are really smashing it at the moment, with their inventive flavour combinations, incredibly well-made beer, and fun pop-culture references.

Clarky Cat – DDH Pale – 5.5%

A stunning pale, brewed with Citra, Strata and Mosaic for all the tropical vibes.

Phaedra – Pale Ale – 5.3%

Pomona’s core pale, infinitely drinkable and moreish.

Put Down Cello, Take Bongos – Fruited IPA – 6.5%

A fruited sour IPA with tea brewed with us for our debut at this years Indy Man Beer Con.

Letter 23 – Fruited Sour – 5.0%

A delicious strawberry sour, packed with fruit on top of a creamy body.

Campervan – Leith

After being forced to take a career break, Paul Gibson decided to combine his passions of travel, brewing beer and classic VW campervans and started Campervan Brewery in early 2017. Initially brewing in his garage and selling out of a converted camper, he has now upgraded to a dedicated 120HL brewery and tap room.

Leith Juice – Pale Ale – 4.7%

Full of juicy hops and with the added kick of orange zest, a real taste of “Sunshine On Leith”!

Hoppy Botanist – Fruited Pale Ale – 3.8% (CONTAINS LACTOSE)

A rich, fruity pale ale brewed with rhubarb, oats and vanilla pods.

Mimosa – Berliner Weisse – 4.7%

A Mango and Lime Berliner Weisse, with lots of fruit flavour and a lemony acidity.

Leith Porter – Porter – 5.0%

A rich and creamy porter, with notes of chocolate and coffee.

Farm Yard Brew Co. – Cockerham, Lancashire

Operating out of owner Steve Holmes’s family farm in rural Lancashire, Farm Yard weathered lockdown to emerge as one of the North’s fastest growing breweries, and are impressing us at The Epicurean with their fantastic IPA’s sours and stouts!

Chaff – NE SIPA – 4.7%

Low bitterness, full bodied pale with bags of stonefruit and citrus aroma.

Sheaf – Pale Ale – 4.1%

A well-balanced, tropical pale with a nice bitterness – super crushable!

A Rose Between – West Coast IPA – 6.3%

A real old-school West Coast IPA, with lots of bitterness and aroma from the Chinook & Centennial hop bill.

Breezy Gose It – Triple Fruited Gose – 4.0%

A lighter-bodied triple-fruited gose, with cranberry, lime and pineapple.

Cloak & Dagger – Brighton

Owned and run by three friends in Brighton, Cloak & Dagger have been growing steadily due to their fantastic beer and amazing design.

Komodo Bozo – SIPA – 4.2%

A sessionable, fruity session IPA, hopped with a veritable boatload of Mosaic.

Routes To Pluto – DDH Pale Ale – 5.5%

Super juicy DDH pale with Citra, Ekuanot, El Dorado, Mosaic & Chinook.

Hero Hop Series: Simcoe – IPA – 4.5%

A single-hopped IPA, loaded with grapefruity Simcoe.

Lickery Kisses – Cherry Sour – 4.5%

Packed with sweet and sour cherries, a deliciously refreshing sour.

Brockley Brewery – Lewisham, London

Brewing out of South East London, Brockley Brewery was started by seven friends who wanted to run an ethical,

collaborative local business. The brewery runs on 100% renewable energy and supports various charities, including Shelter, Help Refugees, Cancer Research and Marie Curie.

Pale Ale – Pale Ale – 4.1%

A fruity Brittsh-style pale, balanced and bitter.

Idaho 7 Pale – Pale Ale – 4.3%

An Idaho 7 single-hopped pale, with all the characteristic mango and grapefruit flavour.

Altbier – Altbier – 4.5%

A sweet, malt-forward and copper-coloured lager brewed in the Düsseldorf tradition.

Porter – Porter – 4.3%

A rich, smooth and chocolatey English-style porter.

Sureshot – Manchester

The newest venture from ex-Marble Head Brewer and Cloudwater co-founder James Campbell. Brewing out of Track’s old unit in Piccadilly, Sureshot are fast becoming a massive name of the highly competitve Manchester beer scene.

Duck And How To Make Them Pay – NEIPA – 6.5%

Brewed with us for our joint debut at this year’s Indy Man Beer Con! Packed full of Nelson, Citra and Mosaic, for a massive tropical fruit hit.

Milson – NE Pale Ale – 5.2%

A full-bodied, fruity New England Pale, full of Citra, Galaxy & Mosaic.

My Old Man’s a Chimney Sweep – Stout – 5.6%

A classic London dry stout with a complex malt bill for a beauƟfully layered flavour.

Heavens To Murgatroyd! – NE DIPA – 8.0%

A big bruiser of a DIPA, with big citrus and pine flavour from Citra and Cryo Simcoe.

Thirst Class Ale – Stockport

Returning to Beer Club this month, Thirst Class are still pumping out incredibly drinkable beers from their site in Stockport and are still huge favourites here at The Epicurean.

Haze Craze – NE Pale Ale – 5.2%

A DDH Pale hopped with Amarillo, Citra, and a massive Ekuanot dry-hop.

Pale Ale Sabro – Pale Ale – 5.5%

A single hop Pale brewed with award-winning home brewer Gregory McCormick. Full of tropical, coconutty Sabro!.

Ch-Ch-Ch Cherry Bomb – Fruit Sour – 4.4%

A thirst-quenching sour packed with a veritable boatload of cherries.

Trial By Combat – Pale Ale – 4.2%

Brewed with Nottingham Sludge Metal band Tigguo Cobauc, this is a traditional pale, bitter yet balanced.

Big Smoke Brew Co. – Esher, London

Starting in a 500 sq ft. space in The Antelope pub in Surbiton, Big Smoke recently saw massive expansion, and now not only boasts a huge, 3.5M pints per year brewhouse but also a string of 13 pubs across London and the South East.

Fruju – NE Pale – 4.9%

A full, fruity hazy pale with plenty of oats in the grist for texture and a generous dry-hop.

Cold Spark – Pale Ale – 3.6%

A Citra single-hopped pale, with a bite and body that belies it’s low ABV.

Festbier – Märzen – 5.5%

Big smoke’s take on a traditional German Oktoberfestbier – pale, sweet and crisp.

Medicine Man – IPA – 6.0%

Big Smoke’s flagship IPA – brewed with extra pale malt, balanced with an assertive bitterness. 

S43 – Coxhoe, Co. Durham

Formerly known as Sonnet 43, S43 initially started as a cask-focused brewery.  The addition of Texan Alex Rattray to the team in 2018 signalled the start of a move towards a more hop-forward, innovative craft approach, and they are now known for producing some of the most interesting beers in the North-East.

Trippin’ On Citra – DDH Pale – 5.0%

Hopped with Citra and Cryo Pop, expect loads of citrus fruits and mango notes.

Taika – NZ Pale – 5.3%

Jam-packed with New Zealand hops including Motueka, Wai-Iti, Nelson, Moutere and Sticklebract.

Brown Paper Bag – Stout – 7.1%

A silky smooth, roasty stout with zero adjuncts and fermented with English Ale Yeast.

Diamond Hands – American Barley Wine – 11.0%

Brewed in collaboration with VAUX, this barleywine is full of toffee and caramel notes, backed up with a US hop bite.

Hops And Dots – Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham

Founded in 2018 by Braille teacher John Chester, Hops & Dots aim to produce modern, accessible beer with a focus on US Hops.

Fat Fingers – American Wheat Ale – 5.1%

A full-bodied and flavoursome double dry-hopped American Wheat ale.

Resolution: Pool Party – NZ DIPA – 8.5%

West Coast DIPA using New Zealand’s “The Bruce” hop blend.  Expect lots of aromatic citrus peel and tropical fruit.

Don’t Know Yet – Pale Ale – 4.8%

A “trans-Pacific” English-style IPA, fusing the best of US and New Zealand hops.

A Great Asset To My Life Experience… I’d Say – Belgian Dubbel – 7.4%

A big, bold Belgian Dubbel brewed with Leeds-based dark beer experts Tartarus.

Howling Hops – Hackney Wick, London

Founded in the basement of the Cock Tavern in Hackney, Howling Hops eventually expanded to their current site in Hackney Wick, where you can drink their fantastic beer direct from tank.  Perennial favourites of the staff here at the Epicurean.

Tropical Deluxe – Pale Ale – 3.8%

A soft, hazy and extremely crushable pale ale featuring Citra, Mosaic and Simcoe

Hauketo –  Kveik Pale – 4.8%

Brewed in collaboration with crazy Norwegians Amundsen, this is a piney, dank and tropical DDH Pale.

House IPA – NEIPA – 6.9%

Chock-full of mango and pineapple flavours, with a soft, pillowy base.

Crisp Flaxen – Sour – 4.6%

A fruit cobbler-inspired sour with Damson, Pear and Quince.

Abbeydale – Sheffield

Founded in 1996 in the city’s Antique Quarter, Abbeydale have become a true Sheffield institution.  Known for their fantastic cask beer, bold IPAs, rich stouts and mixed-ferm “Funk Dungeon” series, they provide for all tastes.

Serenity – Session IPA – 3.8%

A great little session IPA, with piney, tropical notes provided by Galaxy & Cascade hops.

Splendour – DDH Pale – 4.4%

The addition of fresh orange peel amps up the juiciness in this crushable summer sipper.

Salvation: Cappuccino – Stout – 5.5% (CONTAINS LACTOSE)

A rich, creamy and complex stout with the addition of locally roasted coffee.

Funk Dungeon: Gothic Country – Saison – 5.6%

A Saison using heritage grain Plumage Archer, part aged in red wine barrels and dry-hopped with Amarillo.  Bright, zesty, and subtly funky.

Black Lodge – Liverpool

Making their return to Beer Club this month are Liverpool’s Twin Peaks-inspired juice merchants Black Lodge.

Start The Parade – Pale Ale – 4.2%

An extremely drinkable pale with a classic hop bill of Citra, Mosaic and Simcoe.

Welcome To Paradise – Pale Ale – 4.8%

A juicy pale hopped with Ekuanot and Columbus, with the addition of green tea and mango for a big tropical punch.

Pirates, Skulls & Bones – DIPA – 8.0%

Big, hazy bruiser of a DIPA generously hopped with Simcoe, Azacca and El Dorado.

I Know Karate, Voodoo Too – Berliner Weisse – 3.8%

A tart and sour Berliner Weisse, packed with raspberries.

Duration – West Acre, Norfolk

Founded in 2017 by Miranda Hudson and ex-Brew By Numbers brewer Derek Bates, Duration have turned their farmhouse in West Norfolk into a haven for beer lovers who enjoyed expertly crafted pales, lagers and saisons.

Bet The Farm – Belgian Pale – 4.5%

An award-winning “continental” pale, hopped with European Tettnang and Mandarina Bavaria, and pitched with a mixed yeast strain to encourage fruity yeast esters.

Shifting Baseline –  Pale Ale – 5.0%

A soft, juicy, single-hopped Mosaic pale.  Expect a huge tropical mango hit.

Sail – Cellared Saison – 4.2%

Grapefruit peel and black pepper additions to this lagered Saison provide extra crispness and refreshment.

A Shared Sky – Saison – 5.0%

A beautiful dry-hopped Saison using US hops brewed in collaboration with American Farmhouse brewery Forest & Main.

Pentrich Brewing Co – Pentrich, Derbyshire

Starting out as keen homebrewers, Joe & Ryan from Pentrich went all in on brewing in 2015, and have been producing a wide range of modern, exciting beers ever since.

Sample & Hold – NEIPA – 6.8%

A real juice-bomb, with bags of Mosaic and Simcoe for a full-on fruit assault.

California Cheeseburger – Pale – 5.2%

Amarillo and Mosaic provide the fruity notes in this clean, bitter American-style Pale.

Cut Your Teeth – Session IPA – 4.7%

A hazy, hoppy Session IPA full of citrus and pine aroma.

Bad Weekend – Imperial BIPA – 8.0%

A deceptively fruity and tropical dark beer, brewed for Pentrich’s 6th Birthday.

By The Horns – Wimbledon

Brewing since 2011, By The Horns set out to make modern, approachable beer and brew a diverse range of styles.

Squeezer– Pale Ale – 4.5%

A hazy, soft pale liberally hopped with Citra and Mosaic and plenty of oats and wheat for a soft, pillowy base.

Das Hoff – Hopfenweisse – 5.0%

A dry-hopped Hefeweizen, with all the classic banana and clove esters backed up with a punch of New World hops.

Hopadelic – IPA – 4.3%

A wonderfully clean light bodied, jam packed full of US hops in the boil & dry hopped with Yakima Valley hops.

Panowow – Bitter – 3.8%

A “proper” English Bitter, made with all-British malt, hops and yeast.

Ridgeside – Leeds

Operating out of Leeds since 2010, Ridgeside have become firm favourites in the Leeds beer scene, not only making quality modern beer, but experimenting with different styles and flavours.

You Can Be A Robot Too– Table Beer – 3.0%

A Talus and Idaho 7 make this “small beer” punch way above it’s weight.

Hold Fast: Moutere –  Session IPA – 4.0%

A single hop SIPA with New Zealand Moutere hops. Expect notes of white grape, passion fruit and peach.

Equator: Mango And Pineapple – Fruited IPA – 5.6%

Mango and Pineapple pulp up the tropical vibes on this juicy IPA.

Crumb Luck – Fruited Sour – 5.5% (CONTAINS LACTOSE)

Raspberry, Apple and Bramble crumble sour.  Dessert in a glass.

Wilde Child – Leeds

Starting with a tiny 1-barrel kit, Keir McAllister-Wilde’s brewery has grown incredibly in the last few years, now boasting a large, 10-barrel, 2000sqft facility where he and his team pump out exciting, tasty craft beer!

Enduring Libation – Pale – 4.4%

A Centennial and Citra dual-hopping provide familiarity and a healthy bitterness to this tropical, citrus-forward pale.

Imposter Infiltrator – Pale – 4.2%

Amarillo and Ekuanot play off each other for a pithy, fruity pale that is extremely moreish.

American Psycho – West Coast IPA – 6.6%

An all-out West Coast assault on the taste buds with bags of pine, grapefruit peel and a bracing bitterness.

Gimme S’More – Porter – 5.3% (CONTAINS LACTOSE)

A delectably indulgent yet easy-drinking milk porter brewed with marshmallow, biscuit malt and cocoa.

Allendale – Allendale, Northumberland

Based near the borders of Cumbria and Durham, Allendale have been brewing traditional real ales since 2006.  Recently they have been trying their hand at more modern fare, even launching their own range of Hard Seltzers in 2019.

Anvil – IPA – 5.5%

Formerly known as Allendale Pale Ale, Anvil is highly-decorated English pale packed with Galaxy for a notes of passion fruit, on a rich malty backbone.

Hop On – Session IPA – 4.7%

Hopped with Galaxy and Simcoe, this gluten-free IPA is extremely well-balanced with big tropical and citrus notes.

Last Exit – NEIPA – 5.8%

A soft, full-bodied and fruity IPA, full of stonefruit flavour and tropical aromas.

Gargoyle – Grisette – 4.8%

A spicy and complex rye Grisette, full of tart, funky character and noble hop aromas.

gwei·lo – Hong Kong / York

Originally starting in Hong Kong, Gweilo produce exotic and interesting beers inspired by the bright lights, atmosphere and flavours of their adopted home (gweilo is a friendly Cantonese term for “foreigner”).

Session IPA– Session IPA – 4.5%

A big Mosaic dry-hop gives plenty of tropical character to this immensely drinkable Session IPA.

PB&J –  Pale Ale – 4.9%

Combining peanut, raspberry and vanilla with Mosaic hops might seem like a stretch, but they come together wonderfully in this dessert-style pale ale.

Tropical Lager – IPL – 4.2%

A sizeable dose of Ekuanot in the dry-hop gives this light-bodied lager notes of tropical Papaya while retaining a crisp, dry finish.

Rainbow Sherbet Sour – Fruited Sour – 4.5%

Raspberry puree and lemon zest amp up the tartness in this sour, combining for a nostalgic flavour explosion!

Chapter – Sutton Weaver, Cheshire

Drawing inspiration from the literary world, Chapter are a brewery with a growing reputation.  With a widely varied output ranging from Pales and IPAs to Witbier and Smoked Porter, expect to see more and more from them.

Taller Than A House – Pale – 3.9%

A soft, oaty body provides the base for citrus-forward hops to shine in this session pale.

Kandata – Pale – 4.7%

Quite an – old-school APA – think smooth caramel malt, piney notes and an assertive bitterness.

KTS – Dry-Hopped Export Kölsch – 5.3%

Amping up the strength and dry-hopping transforms this Kölsch into an altogether different beast, something more akin to an IPL or Cold IPA.  A real staff favourite at the Epicurean!

Dead Man’s Fist – Smoked Porter – 5.5%

A former winner of CAMRA’s Champion Beer of Cheshire, a beech-smoked porter with black pepper.

Villages – Deptford, South London

Founded in 2016 by brothers Archie and Louis Village in Deptford, Villages are starting make it outside of London and we’re delighted to showcase them in this month’s beer club!

RODEO – Pale Ale – 4.6%

A soft, hazy Pale with just a hint of bitterness and bags of tropical fruit flavour.

RAFIKI – Session IPA – 4.3%

An amber, juicy yet still bitter session IPA, full of resinous, pithy notes.

BIG SALAD – IPA – 5.8%

A soft, full-bodied and fruity IPA, full of stonefruit flavour and tropical aromas.

NIGHT OWL – Stout – 7.5%

A rich, roasty stout conditioned on cherry wood chips for complexity.

Goodh – Indian Queens, Cornwall

Goodh are a brewery on the rise – having recently opened their taproom in Truro, they are collecting very good scores on rating sites and have appeared on the Epicurean shelves more than a few times before!

Afterloaf – Pale – 5.0%

A rich, malty pale using bread from a local brewery to complement the complex malt bill.

Falifornia –  West Coast Pale – 4.7%

A proper West-Coast style pale, with an assertive bitterness and a piney, citrussy hop profile..

Joe – Coffee Stout – 7.5%

Jam-packed with coffee, chocolate and roasty notes, this stout provides a very complex experience for it’s strength.

Frambooze – Fruited Wheat Beer – 6.6%

Tart raspberries deliver real refreshment in this amped-up and dangerously drinkable wheat beer.

Wiper & True – Bristol

Going from keen home brewers, to nomadic brewing and now based out of a huge facility in St Werburgh's, Bristol, Wiper & True have cemented themselves as an accomplished and reliable names on the UK craft beer scene.

Wild Places – Pale – 3.9%

Hopped generously with Idaho 7, this pale is full of peach and citrus peel notes.

Amity – Table Pale – 3.5%

A smaller, extra-refreshing pale for summer with soft bitterness and beautiful floral notes.

Cherry Bomb – Sour – 4.6%

A vibrant, full-bodied sour, packed with heaps of juicy cherries.

Tall Mountains – IPA – 6.3%

Bursting with juicy citrus and stonefruit flavours, this IPA is hopped with Amarillo and Mosaic.

Brew York – York

Having recently celebrated their 6th birthday, Brew York are known not only for their accomplished IPAs and Pales, but their dedication to sours and pastry stouts, cramming simply bonkers flavours into their beer!

Kairuku – Cold IPA – 6.8%

A relatively new innovation, the “Cold” IPA utilises a West Coast IPA base but with lager yeast and adds a crispness to it’s resolutely bitter and aromatic hop profile.

Blood Eagle – Fruited IPA – 5.7%

Packed with blood orange and citrus-forward US hops Columbus, Centennial and Comet, this fruited IPA is a reinvention of a competition-winning recipe from 2017.

Big Toucan – Nitro Stout – 4.8%

Brew York’s take on the classic Nitro Irish Dry Stout recipe.  Expect coffee and chocolate notes with a super-soft body due to the nitrogen.  Follow the pouring instructions on the can – pour hard!

Rhubarb And Custardz – Sour – 4.9% (CONTAINS LACTOSE)

Based on the classic boiled sweets, this sour has tart rhubarb, with a creamy vanilla finish.

Cassels & Sons – Christchurch, New Zealand

Founded in Christchurch in 2008, Cassels & Sons have become a firm favourite at the Epicurean, with their use of native New Zealand hops and award-winning Stouts a real highlight.

NZ Pale – Pale – 5.3%

Hopped with Nectaron, Kohatu, Moutere and Wai-iti, this golden pale is jam-packed with tropical aromas.

NZ IPA –  IPA – 5.7%

A full-bodied IPA with Moutere, Nectaron and Taiheke, with notes of juicy fruit and a strong malt backbone.

Brut IPA – Brut IPA – 7.5%

An oft-maligned style, this Brut IPA is a real treat.  Crisp, refreshing and very dry, full of juicy hoppiness.

Double Cream – Milk Stout – 8.1% (CONTAINS LACTOSE)

A real staff favourite here at the Epicurean, strong, malty and ridiculously rich and creamy.

Lacada – Portrush, Co. Down

Based on the scenic North Antrim Coast, Lacada have grown from a father & son operation to a thriving brewing co-op, consistently ranked as the top Northern Irish brewery on Untappd.

West Bay – Pale – 4.6%

Dry-hopped with Citra, this pale is full of pine and citrus flavours.

Shore – Stout – 7.0%

This export stout is given huge complexity with the addition of smoked malt and locally harvested dulse.

The Slab – Pale – 4.6%

Brewed with Vic Secret and Mosaic, this pale ale is packed with juicy tropical aromas.

Knockout Brewing – Castlereagh, Belfast

Founded in 2014, Knockout are a great addition to the Belfast beer scene, brewing modern, hop-forward beers.

Counterpunch – IPA – 5.2%

Wonderfully balanced and aromatic IPA, dry-hopped with Azzaca, Mosaic, Galaxy and Simcoe.

Uppercut – Pale – 4.5%

Single-hopped with Citra, this pale is crisp, citrussy and crushable.

Prizefighter – IPA – 4.0%

Brewed with Mosaic, Azzacca and Simcoe, a juicy, zesty IPA with bags of tropical flavour.

Farmageddon – Comber, Co. Down

Founded in 2013 by a group of like-minded home brewers, Farmageddon is a co-operative brewery specialising in extremely drinkable IPAs and great dark beers.

IPA –  West Coast IPA – 5.5%

A full-on West-Coast flavour assault, with Amarillo, Simcoe and Cascade providing that old-school hop profile.

Porter – India Porter – 5.2%

Brewed using cocoa and a generous dose of Amarillo, this is a cracking little chocolate orange bomb.

Session IPA – Session IPA – 4.8%

Hopped with Mosaic and Simcoe, with plenty of wheat for body, this SIPA is extremly crushable and thirst quenching.

Mourne Mountains Brewery – Warrenpoint, Co. Down

Mourne Mountains Brewery was founded in 2015, situated in the foothills of the beautiful Mourne Mountains.  Using the spectacular water from the Mournes on a traditional brewhouse, they produce some of the finest beer in Ireland.

Cliff Hanger – Pale – 4.2%

An assertively bitter West Coast Pale, dry-hopped with Chinook and Citra.

Overdue – Amber Ale – 6.3%

Brewed with crystal malts and dry hopped with Centennial and Cascade, this amber is wonderfully juicy and malty.

Parallel Lines – IPA – 6.7%

Dry-hopped with Citra, Simcoe and Mosaic, this “No-Coast” IPA is perfectly balanced and dry.

Black Iris - Nottingham

Based in Nottingham, Black Iris pride themselves on a producing a wide, diverse range of beers.  Their fantastic beer and eye-catching, tattoo-inspired labels have made them a firm favourite here at The Epicurean.

Endless Summer – Session IPA – 4.5%

Packed with Mosaic and Simcoe, this session IPA is bursting with pineapple and grapefruit flavours

Divine Elements – IPA – 6.0%

Single-hopped with Mosaic, expect a big tropical juice-bomb, full of that signature stonefruit aroma.

Dead Man’s Hand – NEIPA – 6.5%

With a classic combo of Citra and Mosaic, this murky NEIPA is juicy, hoppy and pillowy.

Rise And Shine – Coffee Stout – 5.2% (CONTAINS LACTOSE)

Brewed with coffee from the nearby Outpost Coffee roasters, this cracker of a stout is smooth, easy-drinking and full of beautiful coffee aroma.

Hophurst - Wigan

Founded in 2014 by Stuart Hurst, Hophurst are a social enterprise Microbrewery based in Hindley, Wigan.  Working with disadvantaged people and helping them re-skill and re-enter the workforce.  Their beers have recently won awards such as SIBA’s Overall Champion Cask Beer Award at 2021’s North West Independent Beer Awards. 

Cosmati –  Pale Ale – 4.2%

A really refreshing American Pale, with flavours of blueberry, citrus and tropical fruit.

Wolf – Pale Ale – 4.0%

Using rarely seen Dragon and Wolf hops, this pale is full of floral mango and citrus flavour.

Fjord – Pale Ale – 4.5%

Brewed using Kveik yeast, Fjord is packed with pithy bitterness and fruity yeast esters.

Sourface – Sour – 4.5%

A kettle sour using Sicilian lemons, this beer is dry, tangy, zesty and super refreshing.

Stannary Brewing - Tavistock

Formed in 2015 by a group of like-minded home-brewers, and moved to a new, larger premises in 2017.  They brew a wide variety of beers, but are well known for their pales and IPAs.

Winnemucca – DDH IPA – 5.4%

Double-dry-hopped with Citra, Mosaic and Columbus, this juicy IPA is full of citrus and super juicy.

Stannary Pale – Pale Ale – 4.0%

Stannary’s core pale is extremely crushable, clean, crisp and hoppy.

Candid Charlatan – DDH Table Beer – 3.0%

A super-sessionable DDH pale using Ahtanum, Simcoe & Mosaic for a full on citrus hit.

Darker Nights – “Roasted” Saison – 6.0%

Brewed with Abbaye yeast, this Belgian-inspired brew is rich, fruity and warming a little hint of funk.

Newtown Park - Bristol

Founded in 2020 by husband & wife team Michael & Lara, and with former Moor brewer Virginia Casadio as Head Brewer, Newtown Park are one of the newest outfits in the ever-excellent Bristol beer scene, and we’re all big fans of them here!

Infinite Horizons – IPA – 6.9%

A pillowy, oat-y body makes way for a massive dry-hop featuring Simcoe, Amarillo and Centennial.  Expect peachy, tropical vibes with a punchy citrus hit.

It Comes In Waves – West Coast Pale – 4.0%

Assertively bitter yet well-balanced, with a malty backbone.

Internal Monologue – Stout – 5.0%

Easy drinking yet complex stout, full of nutty and roasty flavours with hints of chocolate and coffee.

Rhythm Is Life Life Is Ryhthm – Berliner Weisse – 2.8%

A classic Berliner, hopped with Mittelfruh and packed with lemony and pineapple notes.

Hideaway - Salford

Born during lockdown, Hideaway are a new operation out of Worsley, Salford whose gaming-inspired beers and Akihabara-sytled cans are new to us here at the Epicurean.

Cheat Mode – Small Pale – 3.2%

Packed with Mosaic, this little table beer doesn’t skimp on stonefruit flavour!

Arcade Nights – Rye Pale – 4.7%

Crisp and spicy, this pale has plenty of juicy hop flavour from a generous dose of Galaxy, Mosaic and Citra.

Button Basher – NEIPA – 8.0%

Well rounded but still packing a punch, this NEIPA is chock-full of pineapple, grapefruit and coconut notes.

End Boss – Milk Stout – 7.4% (CONTAINS LACTOSE)

Rich, smooth and complex, this stout combines caramel malts with cocoa and vanilla for a luxurious dessert experience.

One Mile End – Whitechapel & Tottenham

One Mile End first started in the White Hart in Whitechapel, and have since moved their brewing operation to North Tottenham, brewing exceptionally fine hoppy pales, stouts and farmhouse beers.

Juicy 4PM – New England Pale – 4.9%

Double-dry-hopped with Citra, Mosaic and El Dorado, this supremely crushable pale is One Mile End’s flagship beer.

Salvation! – Pale Ale – 4.4%

With lots of pilsner malt, this pale is exceptionally crisp and drinkable, and packed with fruity American hops.

Dirty Cash – IPA – 6.0%

With Citra, Mosaic and Amarillo and utilising Verdant’s signature yeast strain, this is a juicy hop bomb.

Biere De Garde – Biere De Garde – 10.0%

Modelled after the traditional French style of “Keeping Beer”, this Imperial Farmhouse Ale is an aged blonde – expect sweetness, funk and boozy heat.