Third in the ‘Monarchs of East Anglia’ series, ‘Boudicca of the Iceni’ is a 6.2%abv IPA, hopped with the hoppiest of American hops.
A second brew of Caracolillo Coffee Rye Porter. 5.1%abv and casks to be found at Chelmsford Winter Beer Festival, Edwardstone White Horse Dark Ales Festival, and at the Chappel Winter Beer Festival. Bottles at Two Brews on Crouch Street in Colchester natch.
An oatmeal pale ale packed with new world hops. As to which hops, there’s a clue in the name. 5% abv. Cask and bottles later in January.
A cask-only beer, which won Beer of the Festival at Colchester CAMRA Winter Beer Festival in Jan/Feb 2019.
Colonia Hibernus (City of Winter) is a smoky, roasty stout, perfect for the cold weather. Casks to be delivered to The Victoria Inn, and bottles to Two Brews w.c. 17.12.18.
I decided that it was time for another in the Asgardian series. XEROPHUX is an imperial stout. You can see from the label he’s a dude with attitude, and this became obvious as he sat in the fermenter fermenting away much longer than your normal beers.
More hops than before in the dry hopping stage, so this should be be hoppier than Mr Hoppy when he’s hopping mad.
Festive beer time, so a Winter Warmer seemed A Plan. With ginger and spices, this one is for sipping on a cold night.
I was due to brew semi-regular beer Black Otter BIPA, but had a last-minute offer of some green hops from a garden near Abberton Reservoir.
A slightly lower rating this year, and the single cask is off to South Benfleet Social Club.