For our December 2021 release of The One, we included some rare beers from our cellar like Crooked Stave’s “Nightmare on Brett: Sour Cherry 2017”; dark sour, aged in Leopold Brothers Whiskey barrels, that exudes ghoulish indulgence with dark fruits, coco, and bracing acidity. Something truly special.
As always, this exclusive box is limited to only 48 lucky subscribers, loaded with a broad selection of beer styles every 3 months, and curated to satisfy any beer fan palate.
What's in the box:
Aecht Schlenkerla • Eiche
Dopplebock | 8.0% | 500ml
Today Schlenkerla is synonymous with smoked beer, but they will be the first ones to tell you they long-from invented it. Once the malting process proved favourable to beer production, humans had to find ways of drying out the grain with what they had at their fingertips, fire. Just as a bbq imparts delicious smoke to your food, the fire kiln imparted this characteristic to the malt and the finished beer. It is therefore expected that smoked malt, and therefore smoked beer, has been around for a good 5000 years, however its popularity petered with new brewing technology such as the invention of drying the malt via indirect heat. Schlenkerla, alongside Spezial, are the only breweries with in-house fire kilns still producing in the modern day. While their traditional Schlenkerla Rauchbier traditionally uses Beech wood to kiln the malt, they chose the smoother more mellow Oak, or ‘Eiche’, for their doppelbock and brought balancing bitterness through the hop variety Hallertau.
Banks Brewing • Rate of Play
DDH IPA | 8.2% | 500ml
Banks, the brewery formerly known as Mr. Banks, are bringing together two of The Bens greatest passions; delicious, hop forward, big IPAs and golf. If you didn’t already know they were obsessed, our office floor reflects a golf green and it’s often you walk in to balls flying about. We know they’ll be smashing this DIPA hopped with Motueka, Mosaic, Citra Cryo, Citra and Sabro while on the course this weekend!
Evil Twin • 120Day Dry Aged Stout Barrel Aged
BA Imperial Stout | 17.5% | 473ml
One thing we know about Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø is his beers are as bold as he is! We’re always down for a brew that makes us go ‘wtf’ and that’s precisely our reaction to a ‘dry-aged’ stout. In this case the malt has been dry-aged, like beef, for 120 days. What that precisely means, or what the result of it is we’re not entirely sure. So, let’s hear your thoughts! What do you think dry-aged malt brings to the brew?
Future Mountain • Hands of Gold
Mexican Lager | 4.1% | 375ml
Summer is the season of smashable lager drinking! And Mexican-style lagers are the most smashable of them all. Future Mountain gets this and for the third year in a row is releasing their hot weather freshie brewed with 35% corn to lighten the body, with added Tahitian Limes and Agave Nectar.
3 Ravens x Carwyn Cellars • Coffee Conspiracy
Imperial Stout | 11.0% | 440ml
We teamed up with the 3 Ravens crew to bring you a series of imperial stouts to make you question your reality. Roasters Golden Brown got involved in this one led the Carwyn and 3 Ravens flavour fiends through a cupping session where they tasted and assessed different coffees to find the perfect paring for the stout and to get highly caffeinated (no work was done that day). Wondering how that went? Loudly. Check out our behind-the-scenes Instagram post from November 11th for the full ASMR experience.
Allagash • Coolship Peche 2020
Spontaneous Fermented Ale with Peaches | 6.5% | 375ml
Allagash have had a passion for Belgian styles since their humble beginnings in 1995 when they first brewed and released Allagash White – a Belgian-style wit bier, then came their famous Tripel. Then in 2007, after an inspirational trip to Belgium, Allagash became the first brewery to produce a spontaneously fermented beer “on American soil”. An expression of the microclimate of their brewhouse in Maine, post fermentation this beer is aged for around two years in French Oak wine barrels and completed with local peaches that are macerated for 5 months prior to bottling.
Stomping Ground • Into the ‘Wood Rye BA Imperial Stout 2021
BA Imperial Stout | 9.5% | 355ml
To kick off their 2021 Into the ‘Wood series, Stomping Ground selected barrels that previously held Rye Whiskey from Brunswick-based The Gospel. The result is a luscious, full-bodied marriage of dark chocolate, roasted espresso, dark red fruits with a balancing dry rye character and rounded oak.
Epic Brewing • Big Bad Baptist
Imperial Stout | 11.5% | 355ml
Named as one of the world’s best barrel-aged stouts, Big Bad Baptist has had many iterations – you can still grab the chocolate Raspberry BA version from our online store - but this is the OG! This preciously perfected brew uses coffee and cacao nibs and a good aging in ex-whisky barre’s for complexity and mind-boggling flavour!
Garage Project • "Jekyll" / "Hyde"
West Coast / East Coast DIPAs | 19.0% | 440ml
Honestly, we get freakin’ giddy over beery experiments with side-by-side comparisons - Gotta love learnin’- and GP never disappoints so when they served up two sides of the same IPA coin for us we had our glasses out ready to be filled! Both brews use the same malt and grain base of pale malt, oats and wheat and both are hopped with Simcoe and Mosaic but the result are two different personalities. Are you Jekyll or are you Hyde?
Crooked Stave • Nightmare on Brett: Raspberry 2018
BA Raspberry Sour | 9.666% | 750ml
With this brew no longer being in production we have pulled it from our cellars cause you guys are The Ones for us and deserve something uber special to close the year off with! The base for this beer is Crooked Stave’s classic Nightmare on Brett; a dark sour that exudes ghoulish indulgence with dark fruits, coco, and bracing acidity. For this variation they amped up the ghoulishness with delicious Washington raspberries and aged in Leopold Brothers Whiskey barrels.
Crooked Stave • Nightmare on Brett: Sour Cherry 2018
BA Cherry Sour | 9.666% | 750ml
With this brew no longer being in production we have pulled it from our cellars cause you guys are The Ones for us and deserve something uber special to close the year off with! The base for this beer is Crooked Stave’s classic Nightmare on Brett; a dark sour that exudes ghoulish indulgence with dark fruits, coco, and bracing acidity. For this variation they amped up the ghoulishness with delicious Colorado Montmorency cherries and aged in Leopold Brothers Whiskey barrels.