Modern Times / Fortunate Islands / 5%
Beer never fails to surprise. When you think you know a style, or have an expectation, beers from breweries like Modern Times are here blow them out of the water. On the can, it says this is a wheat beer, but Fortunate Islands has more in common with an IPA: super hoppy and full of mango, tangerine and passionfruit characteristics from boat loads of Citra and Amarillo hops. The 60% of wheat malt, instead of defining the beer, adds depth, mouthfeel and a dryness that makes this so drinkable. Another flawless beer from Modern Times. PS: on their website is also the homebrew recipe for this beer.
Thornbridge / Huck / 7.4%
The DIPA is a thing and trust Thornbridge to nail another one. Huck is one of those DIPAs, clocking in at 7.4%, that gives off a warming alcohol glow, and is rich in melon, honey – it’s certainly on the sweeter side of some DIPAs we’ve seen. Yet, as we say with pretty much all Thornbridge beers, it is incredibly well balanced. This isn’t a hop bomb, but balanced by a lingering piney bitterness. This is just one of those beers you sip and think ‘they nailed it again’.
BrewHeadz Kitchen Porter 5.2%
There are some great breweries in Tottenham. Brewheadz produce unpasteurized and unfiltered handcrafted beers. They state they are driven by one common passion “beer”. We think this is brilliant porter. Full bodied, notes of coffee, chocolate and liquorice accompanied by a fluffy creamy head. Dark, Creamy and Roasted. Yum!