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August 6th is International Beer Day - we've picked out some of the best draughts and cans to celebrate all year round!
To celebrate Beavertown’s 9th birthday, Crosstown has teamed up with the North London brewery to create a pastry-inspired brew - and it's not for the faint hearted at ABV 12%!
Pastry Stout is rich, sweet and delicious, and perfect for enjoying as an after-dinner treat. It is inspired by Crosstown’s popular Crème Brulee doughnut and features notes of vanilla and caramel.
To celebrate the partnership, they’ve released 50 limited edition Crosstown x Beavertown Beer Boxes which includes the either six Crosstown favourite doughnuts or cookies, plus three cans of Crosstown x Beavertown Pastry Stout (330ml) and three Beavertown Neck Oil Session IPA (330ml).
Where to buy: Crosstown, from £34.95
This vegan, gluten-free beer brand comes in Grapefruit, Peach and Elderflower flavours.
It is a refreshing and light bodied craft lager cut with fruit. The founders of Jubel were inspired to create the beers to fill the gap in the market between sweet cider and bland lagers.
Where to buy: Whole Foods Market, £2.49 a can
korev is the flagship lager of Cornish-based St Austell Brewery - the UK’s largest independent, family-owned brewery.
Brewed in a helles style at 4.8% with a clean, crisp taste, korev captures the laid laid-back essence of Cornwall. It is the perfect summertime sipper, ready to be enjoyed with weekend BBQ’s, picnics in the park, or some well-earned down time.
korev comes in a handy 6-can fridge pack and 100% plastic free packaging.
Where to buy: Morrisons, £5 for 6x330ml Can Pack
Lowlander Beer is an award-winning brewery from The Netherlands – literally the Lowlands.
Each of its botanically brewed beers has a unique story and a unique flavour. Lowlander’s ‘Chief Botanical Officer’, Frederik Kampman, has a background working in Gin.
He said: "As soon as I got into the world of distilling, I was gripped by the number of herbs and spices used. As a beer lover, I started to wonder what these botanicals could add to beer."
4% Cool Earth Lager is a clean, crisp and hoppy Pilsner brewed with fragrant lemongrass for a subtle zesty zing.
Fourpure is one of London’s most popular craft breweries known for creating innovative and delicious beers.
Based in Bermondsey, you can also visit their taproom and enjoy a bite to eat with a freshly poured pint or two!
Their signature line-up includes:
Where to buy: Fourpure, prices start from £2
Treat yourself to a craft beer subscription service from Beacon & Buck which makes it easier than ever to keep your fridge stocked with delicious craft beer.
The subscription service allows customers to choose from three different styles of box, with different flavoured profiles of beers to match their taste.
Where to buy: Beacon & Buck
Salcombe Pale Ale (ABV 4.6%) is a fresh, full-bodied and powerfully hopped pale ale.
Its orange twist raises a glass to Salcombe’s 19th century fruit trade, with orange, pink grapefruit and anise on the nose.
It is dry hopped with Summit and Simcoe, for a robust, complex beer that’s bursting with flavour.
Where to buy: www.salcombebrewery.com, £24 for 12 x 330ml cans
Earlier this week Beavertown Brewery launched a brand new lager, Bones.
It's described as 'Dead Refreshing. Dead Crisp. Dead Good' and is available on both draught and in 330ml cans.
Where to buy: Beavertown, prices start from £2
Enjoy a taste of Spain without worrying about amber lists and PCR tests with this bumper haul of Estrella and manchego.
Every kit contains:
Where to buy: Iberica, £35
Sapporo Premium Lager is Japan’s oldest beer and has been brewed since 1876.
Sapporo is a classic Japanese beer, easy to drink, with no aftertaste and a clean, crisp taste with 4.7% alcohol.
Where to buy: Japan Centre, £2.55 a can
Discover some of West Berkshire Brewery's best brews in a box of 16 beers.
Contained are bitter, lager, pale ale, pilsner and IPA.
Each box contains the following:
Where to buy: West Berkshire Brewery Discovery Box £30
Sign up to this subscription and on the 15th of each month for 3 months you will get NINE great beers, delivered direct to your door.
Handpicked by Macknade hop heads, every beer is produced in Kent from a variety of hops cultivated around the world and grown in the Garden of England, with the selection ranging from pale to dark and several stages in between.
Alongside your beers, you’ll receive informative tasting notes each month and a score card booklet with your first box, so you can keep a note of your favourite tipples.
Where to buy: The Kentish Beer Subscription from Macknade, £38.00 inc. VAT
Yes, you read that right! Cocktails! That can of lager at the back of your fridge might be the new base of your favourite boozy concoction.
Here are some recipes to get you started...
Can’t Have Your Cake And Drink It, by Brandon Stewart of Meatliquor Queensway
Das Pirate, by Jordan Elliott-Peart from Meat Liquor Shoreditch