March 2024 - Mixed Beer Box

March 2024 - Mixed Beer Box

Welcome to the March 2024 Mixed Beer Box, exclusively tailored for members of Beer Dad's Craft Beer Club. This month's selection features a diverse mix of eight cans, offering a delightful variety of flavours, styles, and brewing techniques. As the only fully customizable box, each delivery is a unique experience, carefully curated to cater to your individual preferences and taste preferences. Whether you're a fan of hoppy IPAs, rich stouts, or sour ales, this box has something special for everyone. Join us as we embark on a journey of discovery and indulge in the world of craft beer excellence. Get ready to explore new flavours, uncover hidden gems, and enjoy the thrill of tasting the finest brews from around the world. Cheers to the joy of discovery and the endless possibilities of great beer!

Pretty Decent's There's A U In Quit Raspberry & Strawberry Sour offers a tantalizing blend of sweet and tart flavours, reminiscent of a summer berry patch in full bloom. With a medley of raspberries and strawberries, this sour beer bursts with vibrant fruitiness from the first sip to the last. The natural sweetness of the berries is balanced by a refreshing tartness, creating a harmonious flavours profile that dances on the palate. Each sip unfolds like a symphony of flavours, with the tangy raspberries complementing the luscious sweetness of the strawberries, resulting in a beer that is both refreshing and indulgent.

Interesting Fact: Raspberries and strawberries are both members of the rose family and are prized for their vibrant colours and sweet-tart flavours profiles. In addition to being delicious, they are also rich in vitamins and antioxidants, making them a popular choice for both culinary and brewing purposes.

Pair this delightful sour beer with light and fresh dishes like mixed berry salad or grilled chicken with strawberry salsa to complement its fruity flavours. The beer's tartness also makes it a great match for creamy cheeses like brie or goat cheese, cutting through the richness and cleansing the palate. For a sweet pairing, serve it alongside a berry crumble or strawberry shortcake to enhance the beer's fruity notes and create a deliciously satisfying dessert experience.

Brass Castle's Dune Bug offers a refreshing twist on the classic Gose style, infusing it with the flavours of lemon and samphire for a unique and invigorating experience. As the name suggests, this beer conjures images of sandy shores and salty sea breezes, transporting the drinker to a coastal paradise with each sip. The brisk tartness of the lemon harmonizes with the subtle saltiness of samphire, creating a flavours profile that is both refreshing and revitalizing. With a crisp, dry finish, Dune Bug leaves a lasting impression of summer days spent by the sea.

Interesting Fact: Samphire, also known as sea asparagus or sea beans, is a coastal plant known for its crisp texture and salty flavours, making it a popular ingredient in seafood dishes and, more recently, craft beer.

Pair this seaside-inspired Gose with fresh seafood like oysters or grilled fish to complement its briny undertones. The beer's tartness also makes it a great match for dishes with citrus-based sauces or marinades, enhancing the brightness of the flavours. For a light and refreshing pairing, serve it alongside a salad of mixed greens, avocado, and citrus segments to echo the beer's coastal vibe and accentuate its lemony zest.

New Bristol Brewery presents the Dark Chocolate Cinder Toffee Stout, a delectable rendition of their award-winning Cinder Toffee Stout infused with dark chocolate for an extra indulgent twist. As it pours, the enticing aroma of chocolate and caramelized toffee fills the air, inviting you in for a sensory experience. The first sip delivers a burst of chocolatey goodness, with the smoothness of dark chocolate enveloping the palate. Subtle notes of cinder toffee add a delightful crunchiness, enhancing the beer's overall decadence. Despite its richness, this stout maintains a velvety smoothness, making it a truly luxurious treat.

Interesting Fact: Cinder toffee, also known as honeycomb toffee or sponge toffee, is a confectionery made by heating sugar syrup until it becomes golden and then adding baking soda to create a frothy texture. Its addition to this stout lends a unique crunchy element to the beer's flavour profile.

Pair this indulgent stout with desserts like chocolate brownies or salted caramel cheesecake to complement its rich chocolate and toffee flavours. The beer's smooth texture also makes it a great match for creamy desserts like panna cotta or chocolate mousse. For a playful twist, try pairing it with a bowl of popcorn drizzled with dark chocolate for a sweet and salty snack that perfectly complements the stout's decadent profile.

Brew York's Peanut Butter Tonkoko is a delightful twist on their iconic Tonkoko milk stout, infused with the distinct flavour of peanut butter. Pouring a deep, velvety black, this stout releases inviting aromas of roasted peanuts and creamy vanilla. The first sip envelops the palate with a rich malt base, accentuated by the smooth sweetness of lactose and coconut. Subtle hints of cacao and vanilla dance in the background, while the unmistakable flavour of roasted peanuts takes centre stage, delivering a nutty richness that lingers on the finish.

Interesting Fact: Tonka beans, one of the key ingredients in Tonkoko, are native to Central and South America and are known for their complex flavour profile, reminiscent of vanilla, almond, and cinnamon. They add a unique depth of flavour to the beer, complementing the richness of the peanut butter and coconut.

Pair this indulgent stout with desserts like peanut butter chocolate brownies or coconut macaroons to complement its rich, nutty flavours. The beer's creamy texture also makes it a great match for creamy desserts like vanilla custard or caramel flan. For a savoury pairing, try serving it alongside spicy dishes like Thai peanut chicken or spicy peanut noodles to balance the sweetness of the beer with a hint of heat.

Cloudwater's What Happens To Photons at Night? is a hazy pale ale that delivers a juicy punch of tropical stone fruits balanced with piney undertones. Brewed with Citra, Mosaic, and Idaho 7 hops, this ale offers a tantalizing aroma of big tropical fruits, with hints of pineapple and pink grapefruit. As it caresses the palate, flavours of mango and peach mingle with a subtle bitterness, leading to a lingering piney finish. At a modest 4.5% ABV, it's the perfect thirst-quencher for any occasion.

Interesting Fact: The Idaho 7 hop variety is named after the state of Idaho in the United States, where it was developed by Jackson Hop Farm. It is prized for its complex flavour profile, which includes tropical fruit, citrus, and pine characteristics.

Pair this hazy pale ale with spicy dishes like chicken curry or fish tacos to complement its fruity sweetness and balance the heat. The beer's tropical fruit flavours also make it a great match for grilled pineapple or mango salsa, enhancing the beer's vibrant character. For a refreshing pairing, serve it alongside a citrusy ceviche or shrimp cocktail to echo the beer's citrus and piney notes, creating a delightful contrast of flavours.

Dark Revolution's Check This Pale Ale offers a hazy delight with floral, citrus, and fruit notes, showcasing a masterful blend of malts and hops. Brewed with a combination of Extra Pale, Vienna, and Dextrin malts, this ale lays a solid foundation for the hop showcase. On the hot side, Citra and Mosaic hops contribute to the beer's citrusy and fruity aromas, while Loral hops on the cold side add floral complexity. With each sip, the palate is greeted with a burst of floral and citrus flavours, followed by a subtle fruitiness that lingers on the finish.

Interesting Fact: Loral hops, also known as HBC 291, were developed by Hop Breeding Company and released in 2016. They are prized for their unique aroma profile, which includes floral, herbal, and citrus notes, making them a versatile choice for both aroma and bittering additions.

Pair this hazy pale ale with spicy Asian cuisine like Thai curry or Vietnamese pho to complement its floral and citrusy flavours. The beer's fruity undertones also make it a great match for grilled salmon or citrus-marinated chicken, enhancing the dish's natural flavours. For a vegetarian option, try pairing it with a roasted vegetable salad or a quinoa bowl with mango salsa to echo the beer's vibrant character and create a satisfying flavour combination.

New Bristol's Wonderland beckons with its sessionable NEIPA boasting mild bitterness, a silky-smooth texture, and a big juicy blast of flavour. Brewed with a blend of Citra, Mosaic, and Sabro hops, this ale offers a tropical paradise in a glass. Upon pouring, aromas of ripe mango, pineapple, and coconut tantalize the senses, leading to a palate-enveloping experience of juicy goodness. The creamy texture enhances the beer's drinkability, while the balanced bitterness ensures a refreshing finish that leaves you craving another sip.

Interesting Fact: Sabro hops, known for their distinctive coconut and tropical fruit flavours, were developed by the Hop Breeding Company and released in 2018. They have quickly gained popularity among brewers for their unique aroma profile.

Pair this sessionable NEIPA with grilled shrimp skewers or Hawaiian-style poke bowls to complement its tropical fruit flavours. The beer's creamy texture also makes it a great match for creamy cheeses like brie or camembert, providing a refreshing contrast. For a light and refreshing pairing, serve it alongside a mango salsa or coconut ceviche to echo the beer's tropical vibe and create a harmonious flavour experience.

Gravity Well's Solar Filament offers a fruity and hazy pale ale experience, featuring a vibrant blend of Citra, El Dorado, and Superdelic hops. With each sip, this ale presents a symphony of tropical fruit flavours, including juicy mango, pineapple, and passion fruit. The hazy appearance adds to the allure, inviting the drinker to explore its depth of flavour. Despite its modest 5.0% ABV, Solar Filament delivers big on taste, making it a perfect choice for those seeking a refreshing and flavourful pale ale experience.

Interesting Fact: El Dorado hops, named after the mythical city of gold, were developed by CLS Farms and released in 2010. They are prized for their intense tropical fruit flavours, including pineapple, mango, and stone fruit, making them a popular choice for hop-forward beers.

Pair this fruity and hazy pale ale with grilled chicken or fish tacos to complement its tropical fruit flavours. The beer's refreshing character also makes it a great match for spicy dishes like jerk chicken or Thai curry, providing a cooling contrast to the heat. For a vegetarian option, try serving it alongside a mango and avocado salad or grilled vegetable skewers to enhance the beer's vibrant flavours and create a satisfying meal.

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