The official Festival Beer of the Tendring & NE Essex CAMRA Clacton-on-Sea Beer Festival in August 2019. Two casks there and also bottles to be had.
After putting most of into casks and kegs, instead of bottling Maquenque Macaw, I popped the remaining beer into secondary with some of next door’s rhubarb, to give that psittacine psaison that little something extra – a taste of rhubarb, in fact.
“AAK! AAK!” said Maquenque Macaw.
This 6.66% abv stout will be in keg at Two Brews in late July, and in bottles at about the same time.
Another, larger scale brew of a beer from earlier this year. Mosaic and Ekuanot hopped hazy pale ale.
Time to spread the Cocos Nucifera goodness.
A hazy, hoppy extra pale ale.
A second brewing of this mocha milk stout, this time at a higher strength (5.6% abv). A small brew – keg and bottles.
This was one of my favourite beers of last year, and I kept a case of it to drink with the BBQs at home during the summer, and that seemed as good a reason as any to brew it again.
With a couple of slightly further-flung beer festivals being the destination for this brew, a cask-only, three cask brew sees the return of Old Ben’s Chocolate Oatmeal Stout.