We love beer so much that we’ve had a round of quirky pours brewed just for us to celebrate our latest Beer Festival. Here are eight new bottles from some of our favourite British breweries - look out for these and other ‘Beers of Interest’ in store and online.

 

1. Chocolate Orange Stout

Tasting Notes:
A beautifully balanced Stout with the orange flavours adding a note of sharpness against the sweet malt.

Food Match:
Try with a slice of Chocolate Fudge cake.

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2. Greene King Mocha Stout

Tasting Notes:
A light and easy drinking Mocha stout, with rich chocolate characters complimented by subtle roasted coffee.

Food Match:
Roasted meats and sweet, chocolatey desserts.

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3. Little Valley Cherry Saison

Tasting Notes:
A golden beer brewed with 2018 UK hop varieties, easy drinking with toffee and caramel notes.

Food Match:
Open this one with a portion of fish & chips.

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4. Brains Coopers Reserve

Tasting Notes:

Matured with Penderyn whisky infused toasted oak chips, this distinctively warming ale has sweet caramel and light roasted flavours with hints of vanilla and honey.

Food Match:

The ‘Reserve’ is perfect with mature cheeses.

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5. St Peter’s Plum Porter 

Tasting Notes:
This is a dark, sweet full bodied plum porter with background notes of damson and blackcurrant, followed by the fruitiness of the plum in flavour and aroma.

Food Match:
Hard cheeses, fruit crumble or cooked red meats such as steak and game.

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6. Oakham Ales Kiwi Gold 500ml 4.2% ABV

Tasting Notes:
Complex aromas of lemon zest, pine needles, tangerines and gooseberries backed up by citrus fruit flavours, subtle herbal notes and a finish which shows a soft and balanced dry bitterness.

Food match:
Excellent with pulled pork, lamb tagine or chicken dishes - try with recipes featuring a hint of garlic or just snack on green olives and salted nuts.

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Greene King Black IPA

Tasting Notes:
The Greene King Black IPA is a delicious beer packed full of flavour. Brewed with Citra and Simcoe hops giving fruity notes that combine with the roasted malt used to give this beer its intriguing colour, delivering a thirst quenching, moreish, mouth watering beer.

Food Match:
Spicy beans, chilli, sweet & sour dishes or bbq ribs with a fruity glaze.

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8. Belhaven Querkus

Tasting Notes:
A deliciously balanced golden ale, aged on whisky-infused oak. Sweet vanilla and a hint of cedar spice on the nose, finally giving way to a warming hint of whisky on the finish.

Food Match:
Great with roast chicken and cold-smoked meats.

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