The Beak Brewery
Over the last couple of years that has been loads, and I mean LOADS of new breweries to hit the UK market.
In fact, in my last blog I talked about how in 5 years the UK went from 1900 craft breweries to over 3000!
But I'm not gonna lie-- not all of these breweries have been mind blowing. It's not that they have been bad, it's just I have found way too many of them to be very same-y.
You know what I'm talking about.
Everyone just seems to want to make the juiciest Double IPA, or a sour beer that is overly saturated with fruit, or an imperial stout that is overloaded with lactose.
Don't get me wrong, I do enjoy these styles, but I just feel that it's been overdone.
We need more breweries that are marching to the beat of their own drum, and making beers that taste unique, and that is exactly what The Beak Brewery are.
The Beak Brewery was, "Conceived as a ‘nomadic’ project, The Beak has spent several years creating unfiltered, seasonally-inspired beer with friends at some the greatest UK breweries, including North Brew Co, Partizan, Beavertown, Burning Sky and Northern Monk."
What I love most about this brewery is their ability to make beers with balance of flavour.
Even though they are making New England IPAs, there is something uniquely different about their beers. You'll find that The Beak's beers are juicy and fruity, yet light, pillowy and subtly dry on the finish. And for me, this is the perfect balance to a New England IPA.
They're also really great at making a west coast IPA!
If you've tried The Beak before, then you'll know exactly what I'm talking about, but if you haven't, then they are a must try!