1) Bristol Beer Factory | Independence (4.6%) | US Pale Ale | Southville – BS3
A US-Style pale ale showcasing American hops – Citra, Amarillo, Mosaic, Nugget – while shouting loud and clear about Bristol Beer Factory’s support of independence as a key facet of the pub, brewery and beer business. It has a malt backbone to balance the tropical fruit aromas and punchy citric flavour of the hops.
2) Dawkins Ales | East Bristol Session Porter (4.1%) | Porter | Easton/ BS5
A rich malt, roast and nutty flavour with complex deep red fruit tones. A SIBA multi-award winner, with a gold medal for this beauty of a deep, darkest ruby red Porter.
3) Fierce & Noble | British Pilsner (4%) | Pilsner | St. Werburgh’s/ BS2
A brilliant introductory craft lager for ale fans out there. Light and crisp whilst carrying a pleasant dry finish and malty sweetness. Sit back, relax and think of Bristol!
4) Arbor Ales | Massive Azzacc (5.4%) | New England Pale Ale | Easton/ BS5
A delicious, flavoursome New England Pale Ale with a very fruity note. The mix of Azacca, Citra and El Dorado hops gives it a vibrant hoppy taste. Apart from its flashy can design, the judicious use of different hops results in a stand out pint.
5) Good Chemistry Brewing | Business Casual (4.1%) | Saison | St. Philip’s/ BS2
First brewed back in 2016, Business Casual gives a nod to the tradition of saisons being brewed as refreshment for the Belgian farm workers, but adapted for the tastes of the hardworking beer lovers of today. The Hallertau Blanc hops create a crisp and smooth taste – perfect after a long commute from the spare room to the living room – long live the work-from-home era!
6) Tapestry | Propeller (4.2%) | Pale Ale | St. Philip’s Marsh/ BS2
Propeller was where it began. The clean, light and crisp nature of this pale ale makes it easy to drink for lager lovers, hop heads and IPA experts. It doesn’t fail to excite the beer lovers’ taste buds with its citrus bite, stone fruit notes and a mix of hops that give a refreshing, hoppy aroma.
7) Moor Beer Company | All Dayer (3.5%) | Session IPA | Temple Meads / BS2
This one is crisp, citrusy and pleasantly light. It comes as hoppy as it is sessionable – the perfect companion for a long drinking session or a lazy Saturday afternoon.
8) Moor Beer Company | Raw (4.3%) | Bitter | Temple Meads / BS2
A traditional English Bitter that boasts a deep fruity flavour and reminds us of our favourite village pubs. One issue – once you’ve had one, you’re going to fancy another.