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The blog below is a general summary of what is arriving on a weekly basis. The things we mention below will appear online fairly quickly, then get to the Leeds shop the following week, usually on the Thursday.
Friday, 13 July 2012
Italian craft beer has had a bit of a chequered reputation in this country. The standard fare - Peroni, Moretti, Poretti, Woteveretti - are decent enough beers, but despite having one of the most vibrant craft brewing scenes in Europe, Italian craft beer has never really taken off here. There might be a lot of reasons for this - American beer generally delivers more on flavour, with more hoppy bangs for your buck, and the insistence of some italian brewers having their own bottles specially made has certainly added a price premium to the sector.
We think that the wait is over with this range of BrewFist beers. Don't think of them as Italian craft beers - think of them as American craft beers brewed in Italy! 24K (4.6%abv) is a golden ale, full-bodied with a snappy hop finish. Caterpillar (5.8%abv) is a collaboration with hip Danish micro Beer Here, full of aromatic New Zealand hops. Burocracy (6%abv) is an IPA firmly in the American craft style, as is Spaceman (7%abv), a double IPA full of juicy tropical fruit aromas and a pithy orange finish. Fear (5.2%abv) is a milk chocolate stout, creamy and luscious.
And of course, with beers like this, freshness is a key issue. These haven't spent 2 months in transit from the other end of America, these have been brewed in Northern Italy, and delivered to us in a matter of weeks. They taste ALIVE!
Big, bold, brilliant beers. Buongiorno BREWFIST!