This week we decided to add to our ever expanding bottle range, specifically in our UK and US sections. Right, let’s get cracking!
Here at The Grove we love American beer and we know you do too. So let’s give a warm welcome to New Hampshire, USA based brewery, Smuttynose! Founded in 1994, these guys have certainly seen the rise of quality US beer and adapted with it. So today we bring you two of their IPA’s and an English style Pale Ale.
Smuttynose Finestkind IPA – Light bodied, crisp with a slight haze as it’s unfiltered. Sweet, citrusy and herbacious flavours with a long last bitterness on the aftertaste. I see this as a “go-to” IPA due to it’s drinkability and classic American hop flavours and malt build.
Smutty Nose Bouncy House IPA – An odd one, not what you would expect from a US session IPA but I think that’s what they were going for, tasty nonetheless! Lots of earth, bitterness, soft flavours of grass and bready malt come through too. Just a well balanced session IPA!
Smuttynose Shoals Pale Ale – Predominantly a malty palate up front with notes of zingy hop flavours. It tastes like a very good untraditional English Pale Ale. Simple, crisp and easy drinking.
Now i’m sure you will be familiar with these guys. Buxton Brewery have taken the English beer scene by storm by pleasing everyone due to their extensive range of beer styles, innovative new world beers and maintaining quality over the years. We have been lucky enough to snaffle up a dry hopped Berliner Weisse and a white wine barrel aged Saison from them.
Buxton Far Skyline – Berliner Weisse, Dry yet refreshing, lemony tart flavours work well with the tropical and floral notes that come from the dry hopping. There’s a lot going on in this beer, it will really send your tastebuds wild!
Buxton White Wine Saison – I personally don’t think we see enough wine barrel aged beers in this country, so this was a pleasant surprise. Sweet, herbacious and a hint spice as you would expect from a saison with some woodiness too. The Chardonnay barrrel aging has added a warm fruitiness to it and a slight tartness.
There we have it, 5 new brilliant beers for you to try out just in time for the weekend.