Our Head Brewer, Mat Henney, reports from the Craft Beer Rising festival in London:
“We’ve had a lot of local support over the last 18 months and last week the Totnes connection paid off again. Mick Troy, who first introduced himself at our launch and helped with the first brew on our big kit sorted tickets for Jac and me to attend the trade day of Craft Beer Rising.
I love heading to London, especially on the train. All those little things you can’t do on your doorstep are available to you, new food, new music and new beer! Craft beer rising definitely ticked the new beer box with some outstanding creations available to taste.
I’ll try and recap, but it’s a bit of a blur! Five points Hook island red, Dark Star Revelation on keg, Elgoods sour beers, Adnams Mozaic pale, Harbour IPA…
Here’s my top three:
3) Rogue, Yellow Snow IPA.
Typically wonderful hop aroma of Pine and grapefruit, what sets this beer apart is the massive Munich malt background, still balanced at 6.2% ABV!
2) Beavertown, Bloody ‘ell.
One of the first Brewers in the UK to embrace craft can, these guys are right at the vanguard and with beers like this they’ll stay there! Brewed with blood oranges and hopped to ‘ell with Amarillo and Citra, superb.
3) Yeastie Boys, Gunnamatta IPA.
Brewed with Earl Grey this beer is a lesson in synergy, and a perfect example of what makes craft brewing so important. It gave me and Jac a few ideas, watch this space!