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.
I went into Mad Scientist mode with this one, experimenting with a new (small) unitank, with the intention of fermenting under pressure…
Maldon & Dengie CAMRA inquired as to whether there would be another gyle of Byrhtnoth porter (named after a local hero in olde times in Maldon).
Ygrrfur II : Raisin Hell has a sekrit ingredient. Can you guess what it is?
It’s my most-brewed beer, Black Otter black IPA, but with a sekrit new ingredient. Can you guess what that ingredient is?
If you want to try this on cask, head over to Bristol, else wait for bottles in mid-March 2019.
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.