We are always trying to match interesting flavours, both local and sourced from around the world. Sorachi Ace hops split opinion with their big bold flavours. Lemon, coconut and a big herbal hit, what could we match that with? We already thought that the funky fruity nature of the Brettanomyces in our mixed culture might complement these potent hops but where unsure of how to bring it all together. When walking to the brewery one spring morning we smelt the strong whiff of resinous Rosemary. With our neighbours kind permission we picked several hundred grams of leaves from the rather overgrown plant to add to a beer we thought would stand up to and complement this strong flavour.
Get ready to gun it down the Pacific Coast Highway through a hop-heavy west-coast wonderland.
This ale is chopped, tuned and ready to roll.
Bright and bracing, Dead Pony* has been crafted from an insane amount of west coast hops to deliver massive citrus aromas. Dive in and the toasted malt base soon gives way to a huge box-fresh hop hit washing tropical fruit, floral hits and spicy undertones all over your palate.
This is a session ale with balls of equine proportions. Laidback, but hop-forward. California dreaming for the craft beer generation.
*no ponies were harmed in the making of this beer.
Malts:Spring Blend, Cara and Crystal
Hops:Simcoe, Citra and HBC
The 2015 vintage of our Anniversary Barley Wine. Take a Barley Wine, age it in various different barrels, bring them back together using the skills of beer, spirit & wine makers to create an indulgent alluring complex beer. Maiden is the first beer to be brewed at Siren, and the first new beer to be brewed each year.
We were particularly happy with the fresh Maiden brewed this year, and it’s made up 50% of the 2015 blend. The other half consists of the following barrel-aged barley wine: 33% Auchentoshan, 21% Red Wine, 15% Jack Daniels, 9% Pedro Ximenez, 9% Madeira, 4.33% Tequila, 4.33% Glentauchers and 4.33% Banyuls.
Pure tropical, fruity pleasure in a glass. Fresh orange zest and heaps of extremely aromatic hops give this beer bright, intense flavours of mango, papaya and bitter orange. A restrained yet present bitterness makes you want that next sip, and the next one, and the one after that. Hoppy, zesty, refreshing.
“Yellow belly” — a person who is without courage, fortitude, or nerve; a coward.
To us, one of the most cowardly deeds is to act anonymously, hiding behind a group. A signifying trait of institutionalised racism.
This beer is brewed to celebrate all things new, open minded and progressive. A peanut butter biscuit stout with no biscuits, butter or nuts. Taste, enjoy, and don’t be prejudiced.
/Henok Fentie, Karl Grandin, Denis Johnstone, Jake Oulsnam, Geoff Quinn, Colin Stronge
Collaboration between Buxton Brewery and Omnipollo, Stockholm.
Fuelled by pure mango petrol this juicy double IPA is a banger.
A sneaky but well meaning bitterness luring in the background, with a pleasant fruity sweetness being the main star on stage.
Full, round and thick – You are welcome
Malt: Golden Promise, Malted Oats, Malted Wheat, Acidulated, Golden Naked Oats
Yeast: Lallemand New England
Hops: Columbus, Simcoe, Bru-1, Eureka, Galaxy