Every year we like to say thanks to our customers for working with us, our pal’s for drinking with us and to celebrate the year we’ve had. In honour, as a brewery we all come together and create a barrel aged beer. It’s our ‘Year Beer’ series, and we’ve been doing this since 2013, and every year is different.
SAY HELLO TO BEER 2018
Our new Barrel Aged Imperial Pilsner, aged in whisky barrels all year long.
ABV: 10%, Hops: Magnum, Amarillo and a Mandarina Bavarian Hop, Malt: Pilsner, 15% Rye, 15% Wheat, Barrel time: 5 months
Here’s where YOU can get your hands on our new beer this December.
CAMDEN BREWERY BAR
2 maximum bottles per person. You can find the beer in the fridge and on the taps here until it sells out, and at our pub - The Horseshoe in Hampstead.
IN STORES AT CLAPTON CRAFT
Kentish Town NW5, Finsbury N4, Forest Hill SE23, Clapton E5 and Walthamstow E17
ONLINE AT BEER HAWK
We’re here to spread the beer joy far and wide, so we’ve teamed up with Beer Hawk to get out beers out across the nation from Monday 19th November, delivered straight to you door. Hint: great for those festive gifts and stocking your fridge up for Christmas.
ON THE BAR AT: The Pregnant Man WC2A 1JA, The Temple Brewhouse WC2R 3JF
IN THE FRIDGE AT: The Social W1W 7JD
What’s Barrel ageing all about?
The character of a barrel aged beer is defined by the barrels chosen to age in, and for beer Beer 2018 we wanted to explore what we could achieve with Bourbon barrels (16 to be precise). So we set out researching what we enjoyed in our favourite bourbon influenced cocktails, as a way of understanding what tastes could work with this spirit.
The result is Beer 2018, a beer inspired by the classic sipping cocktail the ‘Old fashioned’. A simple, uncomplicated combination of sweet bourbon punch, and orange spicy bitter background.
And the bottle?
Each year we collaborate with a different illustrator to come up with the design of our bottles - throughout 2018 we’ve had the pleasure of working with London based artist Alice Bowsher, who’s illustrations you can find on our 500ml bottles in gold screen print.