We are very lucky and super privileged to be part of Siren's 5th Birthday Celebrations. We and a handful of other wonderful bars are gonna be pouring some exclusive beers 24 hours before anyone else in the UK!
«What beers?!» I hear you cry? THESE BEERS HERE!
Limoncello IPA (Hill Farmstead Collaboration)
A Tart & Juicy Lemon DIPA 9.1%
Limoncello IPA is returning for one batch only to celebrate 5 amazing years of brewing, with the support of long-standing friends, collaborators and inspiration: Hill Farmstead. A malt base of pilsner and wheat creates a subtle crisp backbone that is kettle soured. We add lactose to hint at the mouthfeel and sweetness of the liqueur, balance it with lemon zest and juice for sharpness, then round everything off with lemony, citrus-led hops. One of our all time favourites.
Caribbean Chocolate Cake (Cigar City Collaboration)
A 7.4% Tropical Stout
Caribbean Chocolate Cake is an indulgent collaboration with Cigar City Brewing – a dense, rich and luxurious stout. Hand-roasted cacao nibs from the USA give hints of tamarind and soft lemon. The malt provides coffee and chocolate notes in abundance, while the hop profile offers orange, chocolate and coconut flavours. Ageing on Cypress Wood is the icing on the cake.
Barrel Aged Barley Wine Blend 11.3%
Maiden was the first beer ever brewed at Siren and is the first new batch brewed each year. It was always designed to represent everything we’re about as a brewery; creativity, experimentation, good fun, and most importantly, great beer. The American style Barley Wine is aged in a variety of spirit and wine barrels, before being blended back together with a percentage of fresh beer, to create that year’s vintage. The barrels that have been used are left with 10% aged beer in them before being topped up with fresh Maiden, in what is a form of the Solera system. This ensures a constant evolution and development of flavour. Maiden 2017 celebrates five amazing years of brewing at Siren. The 2017 blend contains beer from Rum, Bourbon (including Heaven Hill & Jim Beam), Red Wine (French Oak), Tequila and Auchentoshan Single Malt barrels, along with about 15% made up of fresh Maiden. The aroma truly sings this year with red wine and berry notes prominent, before pillowy soft marshmallow on the palate gives way to spirit and spicy wood undertones. The blend rounds off with a long, rich finish.
These, along with some other special new releases, will all be available on draught or in bottle; I think we can all agree this a birthday not to be missed!!!