Summer is quickly approaching and that means one thing: the wait is nearly over for Beer Guerrilla to be back at the Northampton County Beer Festival! We are setting up tent again this year and getting ready to bring you some of the best and freshest brew from the craft beer scene. This year we will be pouring from even more taps making sure that we provide you with all your favourite beers across the weekend of entertainment. The tent will feature a huge variety of local brewers including our ‘beer of the festival’ winner from last year: Boot Town Brewery and other local favourites Nene Valley, Three Hills and Maule Brewing Co.
Furthermore, there will be all our shop favourites, special edition ales, refreshing lagers and our own very special festival brew to choose from! So, until then, dig out your sunnies and keep your fingers crossed for sunshine as this will definitely be a weekend to remember.
We have been very busy trying to plan the best festival possible and have decided that you deserve something a little bit special this year. We have banged heads with two of Northampton’s best craft breweries Boot Town and Three Hills to come up with our very own festival ale. We wanted to make a beer that would be the perfect pairing to a weekend in the sun with your mates, something easy drinking and light that was jam packed full of flavour. With great pleasure, we are able to announce that “Festival Cry-teria”, a Cryo-Citra and Denali Ultra Pale Ale with be exclusively available at the Northampton County Beer Festival 2018!
A low ABV ultra pale full of tropical and citrus fruit flavours from the Denali and brand new Cryo-Citra hops is going to make this a sure festival favourite for us and we hope you can come down and get some for yourself!
Brass Castle: Disruptor
Devilishly drinkable hazy IPA, the first of its kind to be gluten free in the UK!
Northern Monk: Alefarm Patrons Project 7.01
7.0% DDH Saison
The first in a new series of New England Saisons. Six different malts and oats give a rich creamy mouth feel which is enhanced by mineral rich spring water.
Boot Town: The Goz
6.5% Chocolate & Coconut Milk Porter
Smooth, dark, intriguing and always in good taste and thats just the name sake!
This beer is a hybrid of chocolate milk stout and coconut porter… just what Goz would have wanted.
5.3% Tropical Fruit Sour
The newest release in Amundsen’s fruit sour range, this one is perfect for shades on lazy days!
7.5% Double Orange and Grapefruit Infused Pale Ale
A big double punch of orange puree and grapefruit zest make this a serious citrus pale ale.
Lost & Grounded: Running with Spectres
6.8% Special Black Beer
A rich, strong, smooth and hoppy version of a baltic porter. Large malt bill combined with Magnum, Columbus, Chinook and Savinjski Goldings.
Wild Weather: Ask Me About Loom
4.8% Orange and Passionfruit Sour
A forward thinking tart colossus of a beer. An under current of rich passion fruit gives way to the satsuma umbrella wrapped around a lip puckering sour wheat base.
Wilde Child: Pushing Boundries
The burning desire to constantly produce bigger and better beers has resulted in nearly 2 kilos of hops per barrel of beverage and one beast of a brew from Wilde Child.
Spirit Animal Loquat Elderflower
4.6% Mixed Fermentation Beer
This low strength mixed fermentation beer was brewed in collaboration between Cloudwater and Jester King in October 2016.
Fermented in FV on saison yeast, before secondary fermentation in an ex-Amarone foudre on Jester King’s house mixed culture, this beer was infused with local, hand picked elderflowers, and Spanish loquats.
Aged for over a year now, the beer drinks with ripe apple, funky and floral notes, pale and refreshing and as the weather warms up a perfect bbq sharing beer. We recommend you pair this with a good meal. Saisons go great with light spicy food as well as ‘Farmhouse meals’. Think char grilled chicken, BBQ sausages, strong cheese, pate, bread and chutney.
Spring Has Arrived!
Thanks to everyone that came down and enjoyed the Cloudwater Tap Takeover last month, we had a wicked weekend, and have certainly seen out their Autumn/Winter range with style! Spring has officially been declared, Cloudwater’s new range heralds the changing season and with it the fresh ingredients they use to brew. We have three of their brand new beers in stock and will follow this new range closely as it grows.
Small Citra Mosaic Pale, 2.9%
DDH IPA Vic Secret, 6.5%
IPL Cashmere, 6%