Saturday, 2 March 2019

560: Big Smoke Brew Co. | Underworld

The brewery: “We are a young brewery producing modern beer styles in the leafy suburbs of Esher in Surrey. We brew hop forward pales, rich stouts and everything in between….Our beers are always available at our pubs and good bottle shops, pubs and bars throughout the UK.”

The beer: “Our multiple award winning milk stout is brewed with lactose, vanilla pods, espresso and chocolate for a complex, creamy finish.     Hops - Fuggles…..Awarded best cask stout and third best cask beer overall in the SIBA 2016 South East Competition……Awarded best bottled stout, third best bottled beer overall and third best cask stout in the SIBA 2017 South East Competition.”

Yum. Yummity Yum. I like a stout every so often and after the rather subtle but inoffensive Solaris this really hit the spot. Extremely flavoursome which is not surprising as it weighs in at 5.0% A.B.V.

The Lyric, Soho, London. February 2019.

559: Big Smoke Brew Co. | Solaris

The brewery: “We are a young brewery producing modern beer styles in the leafy suburbs of Esher in Surrey. We brew hop forward pales, rich stouts and everything in between….Our beers are always available at our pubs and good bottle shops, pubs and bars throughout the UK.”

The beer: “Our biggest selling beer is also one of the first that we brewed. A very easy drinking pale ale brewed exclusively for cask…..Hops - Cascade & Centennial”

Yeah, pleasant enough - not the most flavoursome I found but as it says, a good session pint at 3.8% A.B.V. Nice find too in the heart of London with nine handpumps.

The Lyric, Soho, London. February 2019.