This year, why not make your Easter Egg Hunt a little easier with this Easter Assortment of six sumptuous beers and eight delicious chocolate eggs. The Saveur Bière Easter Assortment contains: - 8 chocolate eggs from the prestigious Belgian chocolatier Jean Neuhaus. Neuhaus is a Swiss chocolatier based in Brussels and holder of the Royal Warrant of the Belgian Royal Family. - Cocoa Wonderland by Thornbridge, an English Chocolate Porter brewed to celebrate the Thornbridge Brewery's tenth anniversary. This sumptuous beer offers a wonderfully soft chocolate, vanilla, and coffee character. - Basqueland Brewing Project Coco Chango, an Imperial Porter from Spain, brewed with dark chocolate and toasted coconut that combine to give a soft, spicy bitterness. - Celebrator Doppelbock by Ayinger, a German Doppelbock beer that promises big flavours despite a relatively low alcohol content. This complex beer is fruity and malty, with coffee, caramel and dried fruit notes that compliment your sweet treats perfectly. - White Rabbit by French brewery Sainte Cru. This Blanche beer offers fresh, lime, mango and pineapple notes, balanced with a soft acidity and bitterness that provide a perfect balance to the sweet chocolate. - Erable by Canada's Saint Ambroise brewery, a gourmet Amber Ale with woody caramel and maple syrup notes that promise a truly surprising taste experience. - Oppigards Golden Ale, a yellow-orange-bodied Golden Ale from Sweden that breathes fresh floral and citrusy hops notes. This refreshing, fruity beer offers a light, dry finish, to round off the Easter Assortment wit the perfect foil to your chocolate eggs.
Friends for many years, Omnipollo finally joined forces with De Molen to bring you Sitis Pineapple, an Imperial IPA that offers a range of lively fruit flavours wrapped up in an inviting hazy gold body. Beneath the fine white head, Sitis Pineapple IPA breathes big tropical fruit notes, with a strong pineapple accent and hints of grapefruit. As you might expect, the palate is an explosion of fruit, with pineapple first and foremost, and mango and herbs further back in the mix. Just sit back and let this sumptuous ensemble lead you to a superbly hopped, deliciously bitter finish.
Pils must be the ultimate summer beer, and London-based Camden Brewery have come up with a recipe that is sure to offer ultimate refreshment. Pouring bright yellow beneath a seductive white head, Camden Pils is a classic with all the hallmarks one would expect to find. The bouquet is a mix of crisp pine and malt notes, with a zesty Zeus and Simcoe hops nose. On the tongue, the choice of hops lends a fruity character offset by a soft bitterness that make this unfiltered, unpasteurised beer such a welcome relief from the heat.
A cornerstone of Dutch craft beer, Kees Bubberman is proud to unveil his latest creation, 50k IPA. At 9.4% ABV, and with a respectable IBU of 72, this is more of an Imperial IPA, with a flavour profile to match. Pouring hazy gold with beneath an attractive white hea, 50K IPA breathes big citrus and exotic fruit notes, with grapefruit and pine galore. On the tongue, the hops really shine through, treating you to more citrusy notes all set in a wickedly bitter, big-bodied ensemble.
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Located in the Paris suburbs, Brasserie Parisis is gaining a reputation for quality, and Parisis IPA is no exception. Brewed with wild malts from central France, this bright orange brew breathes inviting stone fruit scents from beneath a fine white head. On the tongue, this summery brew boasts mouthwatering plum and peach notes that marry well with the bitter hops note to create a deliciously fruity finish.
Founders Porter by the Founders Brewing Company is yet another triumph for the American craft brewery. With a RateBeer score of 100/100, and voted 4th best Porter worldwide, this jet-black porter releases waves of classic caramel, chocolate, coffee and vanilla, which reappears on the silky palate with a strong, bitter espresso quality. Truly a masterpiece.
One of England's finest Craft Breweries, Thornbridge continues to delight thanks to recipes like Mango Halcyon. Brewed with Galaxy, Chinook, Nelson Sauvin and Bramling Cross hops, this vivacious IPA offers a bouquet of eloquent mango and orange hops notes that emanates from its bright yellow body. The palate is a similar story, with a pleasing malt presence and refreshing peach, mango, orange and lemon hops notes that make this such a rewarding beer.
The French are a proud nation, and with a collection of Craft Beers this good, it seems only fair. Consisting only of beers brewed in France, this collection is a perfect introduction to France’s impressive brewing culture. The collection includes: Sainte Cru Red is Dead – An exquisite Amber Ale with rich malts and caramel and fruity, citrusy hops. Ardwen Hop’s Cure – specially created for Ardwen’s 1000th brew, Hop’s cure is a sublime Triple with a deliciously fruity yeast side. Parisis IPA – Brewed in the Paris suburbs, soft fruity notes collide with crisp citrusy bitterness in this delightful IPA. Craig Allan Agent Provocateur – Expertly hopped IPA with all the finest hallmarks of the style. La Débauche Menestho – A satisfyingly robust Porter from Angouleme, southwest France, offering spicy ginger and pepper notes. Vézelay Ginger Beer Bio – Invitingly malty organic Ale with bright ginger and coriander notes. Pietra – Highly individual Corsican beer brewed with chestnut flour to give intriguing malty, woody notes. Page 24 Reserve Hildegarde Blonde – Bière de Garde from northern France with a generous fruity hops profile. Blanche du Mont Blanc – Spicy, fruity orange-tinged Blanche brewed with refreshing glacier water from the slopes of Mont Blanc. Orgemont Bière de Rèmes – Superb Belgian Pale Ale brewed with Marc de Champagne for a sumptuously malty, yeasty character. Akerbeltz IEPA – Big, powerful Triple with tasty malts and lively floral and fruity hops. Ninkasi Ambrée – Refreshingly bitter Pale Ale with a mix of scintillating citrus and exotic fruit tones.
Over the last 20 years, Founders Brewing Company has built its reputation on quality brewing. This award-winning craft brewery continues to scoop prizes and new fans thanks to beers like its Curmudgeon Old Ale, a robust, amber-bodied beer with a warm spicy caramel nose. The palate is a thick mix of spices, with a generous malt backbone that supports sweet, yeasty notes, and an attractive orange character. This superb ensemble effortlessly offsets an ABV of 9.8% to make for a truly exceptional tasting experience.
Renowned for its range of quality craft beers, Founders Brewing Company continues to impress with Rubaeus, a raspberry-infused Fruit Beer so mouthwatering you'll want to dive in. If the seductive flame-red body isn't enough to ensnare you, then wait till you sample the bouquet. Rubaeus fills the senses with sweet, fruity malt and a whole field of raspberries, which translate to the palate with an exquisite sharpness that gets you right on the back of the tongue. This raspberry Fruit Beer is yet another triumph for Founders Brewing Company.
One of Omnipollo's whackier recipes, Hypnopompa is brewed with vanilla pods and frankly obscene quantities of marshmallows for a sweet candy-store flavour. This latest incarnation of Hypnopompa is the brainchild of Omnipollo's Master Brewer, Henok Fentie. Following the recent Bourbon barrel-aged version, Omnipollo is proud to launch a Hypnopompa barrel-aged in Rum casks to give complex rum, cocoa, vanilla and candy notes. The bouquet translates effortlessly to the tongue, where it is joined by a generous alcohol note, making this a perfect accompaniment for ice-cream and desserts.
Out of Office is yet another superbly crafted beer by Estonia’s Sori Brewing. This superb Session IPA is great anytime – although maybe NOT during office hours – offering crisp, hoppy refreshment thanks to the generous use of Simcoe and Cascade hops. Pouring clear bright orange beneath an attractive white head, Out of Office offers a promising bouquet of crisp malts and exciting fruity, herbal hops. Along with ripe fruity and floral notes, the taste is reassuringly bitter, perhaps more so than a standard IPA, making this light, crisp IPA a truly refreshing drop.
Winemakers for many years, Verdus recently moved into craft beer with surprising results. Their range of beer marries beer and wine, in this case a Blanche beer brewed with Sauvignon-Blanc grapes. Pouring pale yellow with a foamy white head, the Verdus Blanche offers a bright, fresh nose with spicy, malty notes. The palate is a similar affair with intense fruity grape and lemon notes and a lingering bitterness that conspire to make this an exercise in refreshment.
Dark and slinky, yet playful - just like the cat featured on the bottle – Birra Del Borgo’s Hoppy Cat is a Black IPA that pours deep chestnut brown verging on black. The bouquet is full of dark-roast malts, caramel, hops, and fruity, citrus, which are echoed on the tongue along with a chocolaty tone and a pronounced, though no less balanced bitterness. One thing is for sure: hoppy cat is one lucky kitty!
White Lies by Estonia's Sori Brewing is a White IPA brewed with Mosaic and Equinox hops to give this pale, hazy yellow-bodied beer a mouthwatering fruity bouquet full of peachy, floral tones. If the nose is floral, then the palate is a whole florist's store which, along with more citrusy hops and a soft bitter character make this sparkling, deliciously dry beer so wonderfully refreshing.
Charm and elegance are two words that perfectly encapsulate l’Equilibrista, a hybrid Sour Ale by Birra Del Borgo brewed with 39% Sangiovese wine must. L’Equilibrista is initially fermented with wine yeast before undergoing a second fermentation with Champagne yeast, resulting in an exquisitely complex brew. Pouring orange beneath a fine white head, this hybrid offers a bouquet composed of fruity malts, wine, grapes, lemon, and yeast. The palate is slick and moderately carbonated with more of the same woody, wine-like character, and an appreciable Champagne note, that lead inexorably to a sour, crisp finish.
Always a source of new ideas, Birra Del Borgo has excelled itself once again with Morning Rush, an exquisitely crafted American Pale Ale brewed with the very freshest Italian grown hops. Brewed with Cascade hops picked the same day for ultimate freshness, this hazy pale yellow beer presents a crisp, bright malt bouquet with fresh, fruity, floral hops scents aplenty. The taste is equally clean, with more fresh hops set against a malty, yeasty, cereal backdrop that make this light-bodied, delicate, moderately carbonation such a treat.
The Pianoplayers is a lively American Pale Ale brewed by Thornbridge. This striking beer makes fine use of the classic American hops varieties Amarillo, Mosaic and Simcoe. Pouring hazy pale yellow with fine white head, you’re immediately struck by the fresh pine, citrus and tropical fruit bouquet. On the tongue, you’ll get waves of mango, pineapple and grapefruit hops, that make this light, 5.2% alcohol APA such a delight, especially when served well chilled.
Sainte Cru is a young French craft brewery from eastern France, that is rapidly building a name for itself thanks to a range of quality beers. One such example of its work is Don't Panic – a hazy-blonde IPA with a range of classic fruity hops tones. Both bouquet and palate are alive with the same mouthwatering passionfruit, mango, and grapefruit notes offset by a terrific malt profile. Added to this is an immediate, though not excessive bitterness, to lead Don't Panic to a dry, supremely well-balanced finish.
Cerveza Mexicali Dark Beer was first brewed way back in 1923 by Cerveceria Mexicana. This chestnut bodied Amber Ale is awash with toasted malt, caramel and hazelnut notes, with just a hint of dried fruit on the nose. The palate is soft and sweet, with a subtle bitterness that leads to a pleasingly dry, spicy finish.
Sedicigradi by Birra Del Borgo is a barrel-aged Barley Wine brewed with Champagne yeast, which raises the alcohol content to an impressive 16%. This unique character pours deep chestnut beneath a fine dark head, with a nose packed with generous malts, caramel, grape and warming jammy, woody notes. The palate is equally grandiose with more of the same warm, wood-grained flavours and a remarkable softness despite the elevated alcohol content. Sedicigradi’s thoroughly well-balanced, sculpted flavour profile reaches its climax with a fruity, alcoholic finish.
Estonia’s Sori Brewing is no stranger to innovation, and they just keep those delicious new recipes coming. For their latest creation, Stockholm Sweet Mistress, Sori joined forces with Stockholm Brewing Company. The result is a truly gourmet Imperial Stout with no shortage of surprises. Behind the deep black body and fine sandy head are dark malt, caramel, chocolate and toffee notes just waiting to assail your senses. This aromatic profile is repeated on the tongue, with more cocoa, coffee, and dark-roast malts that evoke butterscotch and the finest Italian stracciatella ice-cream, to finish on a rich, warming toffee-chocolate note.
Brasserie de Monaco’s Blanche is a traditionally brewed wheat beer brewed with barley and wheat malts according to the strictest traditions. Pouring hazy yellow-orange with a creamy which head, this Blanche offers classical cereal, caramel and fruit notes, with an inviting lemon note. Deliciously refreshing, the palate is a mix of spicy citrus, banana, coriander and yeasty lemon tones that make this a perfect choice for a sunny day on the Corniche.
Always on the hunt for new and exciting ingredients, Buxton Brewery’s Myrcia takes its name from a shrub native to South America.With an ABV of just 4%, this elegant Session IPA is brewed with 15% oats and 10% wheat for a creamy mouthfeel, while the low bitterness is nevertheless persistent thanks to dry-hopping. Myrcia also boasts an attractive fruity side with crisp orange and lemon notes and a distinctive piny quality that lead inexorably to a delicious dry finish.
Thierry Sauvage by Dutch brewery Kompaan is a bright, vivacious Saison packed with all the classic hallmarks you expect from a Saison. Pouring hazy gold beneath an attractive white head, this light, malty saison boasts a bouquet full of peppery yeast and citrusy hops notes. On the tongue you’ll find a lightly spicy character filled with pepper and coriander, offset by floral tones and a crisp yeast character. Served at 6°C, this Saison is a perfect accompaniment for chicken or fish, or simply to offer supreme refreshment during hot weather.
New kid on the block Cinema Brewers was born of a shared passion for beer and film. Based in the Netherlands, this young brewery takes its inspiration from classic films and famous actors, in this case the Coen Brothers’ much-loved epic, The Big Lebowski. A dry-hopped American Lager, Lebowski pours gold with a broad tonal range of crisp malt, lemon-grass, herbal and lemon notes that together make this lively, refreshing brew truly a beer fit for The Dude himself
Named after a reviled pirate captain, Kaper by Brouwerij Hoop is a larger-than-life IPA with a character to match. In the glass, Kaper shows off an impressive looking hazy orange body beneath a white head, releasing wave upon wave of big, malty scents full of orange and grapefruit notes. This big, rollicking character is repeated on the tongue, with more robust malts, as well as herbal, fruity hops, and an agreeably bitter citrus side that leads to a dry, fruity finish.
R for Community by Brasserie de Monaco was brewed to promote harmony and awareness of the LGBT community – hence the ‘R’ in the name, derived from the rainbow flag on the bottle. This colourful brew pours pale yellow capped by a fine white head, breathing delicate malts and refreshing hops with a fine spice character. This Pilsner is brewed with natural ingredients and offers a similar taste profile, with classic fruity, malty lager notes, and a truly refreshing ensemble.
The kit comes with easy instructions and a DVD. Designed by the Northern Brewer brewmeisters, this complete beer kit features all the equipment you'll need, plus a recipe kit made with high-quality ingredients. The kit features Northern Brewer's famous Little Big Mouth Bubbler®, making cleaning and transferring easy. It also has enough room to allow even the most lively fermentation. This home brewing kit is the craft beer enthusiast's gateway to brewing like a pro. Brew like apro with Go Pro. Fields marked with (*) are compulsory *Recipe Kit Option Designed by Northern Brewer's brewmeisters, this kit features ingredients used by real craft breweries. Go Pro means pro-quality craft beer so good you won't believe you made it yourself. Thanks to easy-to-follow instructions tried-and-tested by customers over the last 20 years, the process is as easy as pie. And if that's not enough, Northern Brewer filmed its beermeisters at work, so you can brew with them! Whether you want to get a taste of brewing, or you've already decided it's for you, Go Pro is a sure-fire hit. With small, 1-gallon batches, you can experiment with different beer styles until you find your favourite. And you can brew without taking over the kitchen. Make top-flight beer in your house, apartment, or even the cupboard under the stairs! With Go Pro, Northern Brewer offers you quality and success you won't find anywhere else. Your kit includes: 1 Gallon Recipe Kit Little Big Mouth Bubbler®, Bung & Airlock Blowoff Hose Auto-Siphon & Tubing Bottle filler, capper and 20 caps 12 Beer Bottles and 2 Carriers 2 Pint Glasses Brewery Cleaner Chinook IPA Complete Instructions
Crisp and refreshing, Psychotic Pale Ale is a dry-hopped blonde by Brasserie Parisis. Thier latest creation pours hazy yellow capped with a fine white head from beneath which escape hoppy exotic fruit, citrus, and floral scents. The taste is an equally fruity experience, with pine and zesty grapefruit to make this beer a truly refreshing drop. A well-balanced beer, Psychotic Pale Ale offers dry, floral tones and a light bitter finish.
Launched in 2003, Brasserie Saint Germain continues to win new fans by combining tradition, innovation and great beer, and one such brew is this Black Edition American Pale Ale. Pouring hazy yellow beneath a foamy white head, the bouquet is a mix of tropical and citrus fruit hops and subtle malts tones. The palate offers more of the same bright hops notes, with a conspicuous bitterness that lingers to the very end.
Maladetta is Birra Del Borgo’s tribute to the Maladetto Toscano, a club dedicated to the pursuit of fine cigars. Mixing the finest of Belgian and British brewing styles, it pours deep amber with a seductively floral, citrusy bouquet. The taste profile is an unique blend of hops and yeast, with honey and toffee, that in turn give way to a supremely spicy, bitter character. While Maledetta can be translated as cursed, we think a better translation is damned as in ‘damned fine beer’!
Verdus Blonde is a curious blend of classic Blonde beer and Merlot grape juice, a variety that shares its Bordeaux home with the Brasserie Verdus. Pouring bright gold with an inviting white head, this original recipe marries fresh fruity Blonde Ale and warm sunkissed wine notes. The palate is an intense mix of flavours ranging from malty to fruity, always in perfect balance. Brewed in the Bordeaux sunshine, this beer is ideal for a sundowner on the terrace.
Porter is not a new beer style, and this latest offering from Netherlanders Brouwerij Kees can trace its origins back to 1750. Based on a period English recipe, the powerfully bitter Export Porter 1750 pours chestnut brown capped by a fine tan head, breathing big dark malt, chocolate, and jammy fruit notes. Big-bodied and full-flavoured, this porter’s pronounced bitterness is tempered by balanced malts, chocolate, caramel and liqueur notes, and with an ABV of 10.5%, the overall effect is quite simply superb.
Hardly Working by Sori Brewing is a soft, fruity Pilsner with a bitter character to match. Pouring pale yellow beneath a fine white head, Hardly Working releases waves of citrusy orange and grapefruit, and crisp, clean malt notes. On the tongue, you'll be treated to a disarming bitterness that is perfectly offset by more zesty orange and lemon notes, that usher in a superbly refreshing finish.
Flying Monkeys Confederation Amber Ale is a superb craft beer brewed with Great Western Crystal and 2-Row Pale malts, and Columbus and Hallertauer hops, that conspire to give an exceptional tasting experience. Pouring deep amber with a fine off-white head, Confederation Amber Ale boasts a big caramel backbone, and equally lively fruit notes playing backup. On the tongue, you'll find more caramel, with fruit and floral notes aplenty, leading this creamy, well-balanced beer to a deliciously clean finish.
Brewed in the Île de France by Brasserie Parisis, Parisis Blanche is a deliciously aromatic wheat beer with a hazy yellow body and fine white head. The bright, refreshing bouquet is a mix of yeasty, fruity and floral with an invigorating citrusy note. With its medium-slick body and light carbonation, the palate is a delight, that ushers in a dry, hoppy finish making Parisis Blanche a perfect choice for sunny summer days.
Ninkasi’s celebrated Pilsner, Ninkasi Blonde is a balanced, refreshing Pilsner with a perfect harmony of malt and hops. Pouring bright gold with a fine white head, this bottom-fermented beer offers bright malt and yeast notes, offset by a fine spice and fruit character. Light and easy-drinking, the palate is moderately carbonated with clean, crisp malts that lead to an effortlessly dry, hoppy finish.
Italy's Birra Del Borgo is always on the search for new flavours, and its latest creation, Cortigiana, is sure to please. Pouring hazy yellow capped by an attractive white head, this soft, fruity Saison is awash with sensuous, delicate floral notes. Like the bouquet, Cortigiana's palate is a vibrant, fruity affair with light hops and a subtle acidity as befits a Saison beer, making this a truly rewarding tasting experience.
Antigravity Lager by Canada's Flying Monkeys is a refreshingly light Lager that at just 4.5% ABV is still a heavyweight in terms of quality. Brewed with 2-Row Pale Malt and Saaz hops, Antigravity Lager pours pale yellow capped by a fine white head, releasing fragrant floral notes and inviting bready malts. The palate is equally light and airy, with well-developed floral, lemony hops and a bitterness that is subtly present, making this well-crafted craft beer an exercise in refreshment.
Waterwolf by Netherlands brewery Brouwerij Hoop is a deliciously dry Saison with an invigorating character. Yellow-bodied with an attractive white head, Waterwolf breathes bright, lively wheat, citrus and yeasty notes. The palate is fresh and fruity with floral, herbal hops notes, that mingle with yeasty, fruity tones and a crisp cereal character. The ensemble is light and delicately spiced with a light, watery body and a low carbonation.