The craft beer landscape is ever-changing. Recipes develop, styles are revived and tastes shift. As seasons unfold and we once again retreat indoors, the style of beers we reach for will also likely change. An emphasis on seasonality and freshness is more integral to the world’s best breweries than ever before. Darker, richer styles such as stouts and porters are embraced wholeheartedly during the colder months. Amber and red ales brighten the dark evenings, and black IPAs ensure lovers of hoppier beers aren’t left out in the cold.
We sat down with beer-experts HonestBrew, who deliver some of the world’s best beers to your doorstep, to bring you a selection of essential brews to ensure you get a diverse lineup of the world’s best beers. Cheers!
Beavertown – Black Betty Black IPA 7.4%
Beavertown’s signature Black IPA, Black Betty, is a complex and contradictory beer – it’s also delicious. Persisting bitter grapefruit and pine notes snuggle up alongside ripe tropical flavours and a rich chocolatey malt base.
Magic Rock – Rapture – Red Hop Ale 4.6%
A heavenly red ale assembled from a variety of malts and hops, a can of Magic Rock’s full-bodied brew will leave you feeling rapturous. Rousing grapefruit and pine aromas go toe-to-toe with pronounced orange and citrus flavours that slice through a robust and malty body.
Siren – Primal Cut – Porter 8.8%
Smoked malt, coffee and blackcurrent, Siren’s potent Primal Cut is an uncompromising brew that will certainly warm you up. However, it is also a beer with several delicious levels of flavour that develop and dissipate as the beer warms and evolves.
Wild Beer Co – Millionaire – Milk Stout 4.7%
A decadent milk stout perfect for enjoying besides the fire on a wet and windy evening. Sweet and salty notes roll over your palate while sampling this sumptuously smooth brew. Lactose, caramel, Valrhona cocoa nibs and Cornish Sea Salts combine to create a dessert beer-lover’s dream.
Lost & Grounded – Keller Pils – Pilsner 4.8%
Bristol’s Lost & Grounded take classic European styles and update them for the tastes of today’s discerning beer lovers. Modern, distinct, and delicious, the brewery’s Keller Pils is an easy drinking beer packed with flavour thanks to a combination of traditional Magnum, Perle and Hallertauer Mittlelfruh hops.