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  1. 55|02 – Double IPA Launch this Friday!

    August 3, 2016 by Dave Seymour

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    Six months on from the launch of our first Double IPA (55|01), we are launching our second recipe – 55|02, hopped with Mosaic and Columbus – this Friday at the BBNo taproom from 5pm and in venues around London and beyond!

    Our first recipe Double IPA used Mosaic, Citra and Simcoe to bring tropical, juicy intensity, whilst remaining balanced and defiantly drinkable for its strength of 9.2%. For our second recipe, we sought a different kind of balance. Mosaic is one of our favourite hops and makes its return for the second recipe, this time paired with resinous, bitter Columbus. A classic among American hop varieties, Columbus lends the dank, spiky, resinous notes to offset the soft, juicy passionfruit and mango flavours of Mosaic. An oily, savoury character offsets the fruity sweetness, with a palate-coating dry, zesty finish.

    55|02 was brewed to a lower ABV of 8%, whilst the malt grist remains rounded and light to let the hops shine. One further point of difference: the whole batch is force-carbonated and available exclusively on draught, in KeyKeg only. We hope to be able to release future Double IPA recipes in both keg and bottle again, but until we make sufficient improvements to our packaging technology, we feel we can only assure customers of the beer’s quality for its full shelf life by packaging all of the batch into KeyKeg.

    We’ll be pouring 55|02 at our taproom this Friday from 5pm, and the following stockists will also be serving 55|02 from Friday onwards:

    Central

    The Draft House, Chancery Lane

    The Hop Locker

    North

    The Earl of Essex

    The Duke’s Head, Highgate

    Provisions

    East

    Mother Kelly’s

    Mason & Co

    The Old Fountain

    South

    Hop Burns & Black

    We Brought Beer Balham

    We Brought Beer Clapham

    The Other Room

    BrewDog Clapham Junction

    The Taproom (Woolwich SE18)

    Craft Tooting

    The Beer Shop London

    West

    BrewDog Shepherd’s Bush

    Kent

    The Lantern, Martin

    Fuggles Beer Cafe, Tunbridge Wells

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  2. BBNo London Beer City Events

    August 1, 2016 by Dave Seymour
    Photo: Martina Govindraj (Twitter/Instagram: @YesZebra)

    Photo: Martina Govindraj (Twitter/Instagram: @YesZebra)

    As the beer scene in the capital grows from strength to strength, so too does London Beer City, an annual celebration of beer in London taking place between 5-14 August.  This year, we have events taking place across north, east, south and west London, as well as the launch of our second Double IPA, 55|02, both at the taproom and at bars and events all week long! Here’s everything we have lined up for London Beer City:

    Friday 5th August, 6pm-10pm: 55|02 Double IPA – Mosaic & Columbus Launch (FREE EVENT)

    After brewing and tasting our first double IPA, we learned a lot about what kind of direction we wanted to go in next, and 55|02 reflects that experience. Pairing juicy, funky Mosaic hops with dank, resinous Columbus, we’ve aimed for a beer with both the intense tropical fruit characteristics of our first DIPA, but with a balancing, bitter, savoury edge that makes it defiantly drinkable at 8.0% ABV. This beer is draught-only, pouring at our taproom and bars across London – check our forthcoming blog post!

    Friday 5th August, 6pm-9pm: ‘Meet the Maker’ at Provisions, 167 Holloway Road  (FREE EVENT)

    We love getting to meet beer lovers and supporting local retailers who care about what they sell. Wine, cheese, bread and beer shop Provisions is hosting a chance to meet our Head Brewer Bates and taste some of our latest beers. No ticket is required, just pop in the shop and have a chat over a few beers! See the event’s Facebook page here.

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    Sunday 7th August, 12pm-5pm: The Brewery Kitchen London Beer City Lunch with Partizan and The Kernel (£50 pp)

    This year it’s Partizan’s turn to organize an event with us and The Kernel, and together we’ve decided to work with Jamie Halsall, head chef and founder of The Brewery Kitchen, to lay on a special Sunday lunch. Jamie has previously worked in Michelin-starred restaurants and his menu reflects both his highly advanced culinary knowledge and his passion for beer. The eye-popping menu includes Montgomery cheddar custard with malted onion compote, poached and smoked Llanwenog lamb shoulder, and BBQ White peach with malt crumble. If, like us, you were sold at ‘cheddar custard’, you can find out more info and find a link to buy your tickets here. Our own brewhouse will be the setting for this extremely limited event, and you’ll also get a chance to meet the founders of all three breweries – buy tickets early to avoid disappointment!

    Wednesday 10th August, 7pm-8.30pm: ‘Taste By Numbers’ Beer & Cheese tasting event at BrewDog Shepherd’s Bush (£20 pp)

    The brewing traditions of Belgium have been a huge inspiration to us since the beginning of BBNo. We now brew a range of Belgian styles –  Saison, Witbier, Table Saison, Belgian Pale and Tripel – and we’ve put together a special tasting event with BrewDog Shepherd’s Bush pairing those styles with cheese from Neal’s Yard Dairy. Chris will be leading the tasting and presenting each style – learn about some of our favourite beers and taste some amazing cheeses with them! Tickets are available to purchase here.

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    Thursday 11th August, 7pm-11pm: One Keg Wonder and Tap Takeover at Simon the Tanner (FREE EVENT)

    Simon the Tanner is one of a handful of high-quality pubs and bars we’re proud to call ‘local’, and we’re sending an extremely limited beer to serve as part of the pub’s ‘one keg wonder’ series: our collab brew with Brasserie de la Senne – Session 4! You won’t be able to find this beer anywhere else, plus we’ll be sending some of our latest and freshest beers for a mini-tap-takeover on the night. You can also meet some of the BBNo team, and there’s no ticket required!

    11th-14th & 19th-21st August: Bermondsey Takeover at BeerKat, 203 Holloway Road (FREE EVENTS)

    After some amazing takeovers from Beavertown, Siren, breweries from Bristol and now Tiny Rebel, we’re really excited to be part of BeerKat’s next takeover, with four other breweries from Bermondsey. Expect all the very latest BBNo beers and some fun events (including the return of Hop Burns & Black Chilli-oke), plus great food and London Beer City after-parties. More details coming soon!

    Photo © Gavin Freeborn

    Photo © Gavin Freeborn

    12th-14th August: London Craft Beer Festival (Ticketed – £various)

    LCBF has quickly become one of the best beer festivals in the country in just a few short years, bringing much-needed change to the ‘standard’ beer festival structure. This year we’ll be bringing our full festival bar, with four taps pouring a rotating range of our latest beers as well as some special and limited editions kegs across every session. The full line-up will be announced shortly – but you can absolutely expect our new 55|02 Double IPA – Mosaic & Columbus to be leading the charge! Tickets for LCBF are available here.

    14th August, 3pm: ‘Tasting Notes’ Beer & Book Matching event at Beer Rebellion (£15 pp)

    This special edition of popular beer & book matching event Tasting Notes focuses, naturally, on London-based stories and London beers that pair with them perfectly. Our own 19|01 Gose is being paired with Rivers of London, and Chris is the guest speaker at this event at Beer Rebellion hosted by Hannah Davidson, Katie Godman and Sharona Selby. Tickets are available here.


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