2017 has been a huge year for Brew By Numbers. In craft beer, every year can feel hectic, but 2017 has particularly packed. In the brewery itself, we’ve increased our capacity and hired more employees. Just a few arches down, we have installed 5° Celsius cold storage in our warehouse, and opened our new Tasting Room. If that wasn’t enough, we have exhibited at more festivals than ever, in over ten different countries, and hosted the first UK Uppers & Downers coffee beer festival with Good Beer Hunting. As the year draws to a close, we have an even bigger milestone approaching.
December 1st marks our fifth birthday, and we are having a three-day celebration at our brewery and Tasting Room, from 1-3 December. We’ll be launching five new beers, including a special 5th Anniversary beer (more news on that very soon!). The new releases represent the breadth of some of our favourite styles of beer, and nod towards the future, too. Look out for news of these periodically as we get closer to the event.
On Friday 1st, our actual birthday, we’ll launch all five new beers and have more special treats in store. We’re ticketing Friday’s party at the Tasting Room to help manage attendance and ensure a pleasant evening for all. Tickets are free (NOW SOLD OUT), and grant you entry to the Tasting Room at 75 Enid Street on Friday 1st from 6pm. If you don’t have a ticket, we cannot guarantee admittance in accordance with our license.
UPDATE: To ensure that as many people as possible have a chance to celebrate with us on the 1st, we will now be opening both 79 (our original brewhouse taproom) and 75 (the new Tasting Room) for our 5th Anniversary Party. All five birthday beers will be pouring in both arches. Whilst tickets for admission to the Tasting Room have now sold out, no ticket is required to celebrate with us in the brewhouse taproom at 79.
We’re also delighted to announce that our friends at Bleecker will be back, serving their incredible burgers.
Saturday 2nd will see our Tasting Room open as normal, with the full line-up of birthday beers, plus a changing line-up of all the specials we can find.
Sunday 3rd is going to be a special, chilled-out Birthday afterparty, with a healthily stocked tasting menu of birthday beers and rarities from our stash.
Keep scrolling for details on the birthday beers as they are packed…!
— BEERS LAUNCHING ON FRIDAY 1ST —
5th ANNIVERSARY DDH PALE ALE – 5.8%
To celebrate our fifth anniversary, we’ve brewed a Pale Ale using five of our favourite hops in double the quantities we would normally use. Mosaic, Simcoe, Wai-iti, Galaxy and Citra all contribute to the intensely tropical palate of pineapple, mango and passionfruit in our first ever canned beer.
55|06 – DOUBLE IPA – GALAXY & MOSAIC – 8.2%
Galaxy and Mosaic are both known for their potently tropical and savoury properties, and putting them in contest with one another brings out the best of both. Punchy peach, mango, allium and apricot notes soak the palate with every sip of new Double IPA.
10|11 – COFFEE PORTER – MOKONISA – 6.0%
A particularly fruity heirloom varietal from Ethiopia, Mokonisa adds notes of melon, lychee and black tea to our latest collaboration with Workshop Coffee. Expect a rich, chocolatey body with roast, berry and soft fruit notes.
11|27 – SESSION IPA – AZACCA – 4.2%
A dank, dry and funkily tropical expression of our Session IPA recipe, highlighting recent hop release Azacca. Orange, lime and pineapple flavours feature with resinous oily edges and a crisp finish.
18|09 – FARMHOUSE – ORANGE WITBIER – 5.5%
We aged an witbier with orange juice and zest in Spanish red wine barrels to create this zesty and funky release in the Farmhouse series. Acidic juiciness, drying tannins and a rounded, fruity yeast character create a light yet complex farmhouse ale.