May's Smooth Sips: A Curated Collection Without the Pucker!

May's Smooth Sips: A Curated Collection Without the Pucker!

Full Circle x The Oddballs Foundation ~ Hippy Jungle 4.0% Tropical Pale Ale VG

Hippy Jungle is a vibrant Tropical Pale Ale that dances with notes of passionfruit and mango, topped off with a playful hint of sherbet. Crafted with Nectaron, Simcoe, and Cryopop hops, this beer is light and invigorating, perfect for savouring under the sun.

Interesting Fact: Brewed in partnership with The Oddballs Foundation, this beer supports Testicular Cancer Awareness, including a self-check guide on the can. Its charitable cause and refreshing profile make it not only enjoyable but also impactful.

Food Pairing: This tropical ale pairs beautifully with light seafood dishes, like grilled shrimp or a fresh ceviche, where its fruity notes can complement the sweetness of the seafood. It's also great with fruity desserts or a simple garden salad.

360 Degrees ~ Do That Trick 4.2% Hazy Pale Ale VG

Do That Trick is a sessionable Hazy Pale Ale that delivers a blast of Galaxy and Amarillo hop flavours, creating a delightful mix of citrus and tropical notes. The use of wheat, oat malt, and pale malt lends this ale a soft, approachable mouthfeel.

Interesting Fact: The choice of Galaxy and Amarillo hops brings out a vibrant, juicy profile that's perfect for any time enjoyment, aligning with the brewery’s aim to craft beers that are as flavourful as they are drinkable.

Food Pairing: The citrusy and tropical elements make this ale an excellent match for spicy foods, such as Thai curries or spicy chicken tacos, where it can help soothe the palate.

Overtone ~ Catch The Light 3.4% Pale Ale VG

Catch The Light is a low ABV Pale Ale that is light in colour but rich in flavour, featuring a blend of Citra, Sabro, Ekuanot, and Meridian hops. This combination infuses the beer with a burst of citrus zest, tropical fruits, and a subtle hint of coconut, creating a refreshing and nuanced drinking experience.

Interesting Fact: Inspired by a 90s electronic soul song, this beer aims to capture the bright and uplifting spirit of its musical muse, making each sip an ode to rhythm and refreshment.

Food Pairing: Ideal with light pasta dishes, seafood, or creamy cheeses like goat cheese, where its fruitiness can shine without overpowering the flavours of the food.

Unbarred ~ Mango Pale Ale 5.5% Mango Pale Ale VG

Unbarred's Mango Pale Ale celebrates the luscious sweetness of Alphonso mangoes, supported by a hop lineup of Azacca, Mosaic, Galaxy, and Citra. This full-bodied pale ale bursts with tropical stone fruit flavours, offering a silky mouthfeel and a radiant dose of summer sunshine.

Interesting Fact: This ale is part of Unbarred's 10-year celebration, highlighting their expertise in integrating real fruit with complex hop profiles to create deeply flavourful and aromatic beers.

Food Pairing: The rich fruitiness of this ale pairs wonderfully with spicy dishes, like Indian curries or spicy grilled jerk chicken, where its sweetness can balance the heat.

Full Circle ~ Short Circuit 4.2%

Full Circle's Short Circuit is a model of the classic dry stout, offering an intricate dance of Chinook hops with layers of roasted coffee and dark chocolate. The exclusive use of Chinook hops provides a unique, subtle bitterness that complements the robust malt profile, perfect for savouring.

Interesting Fact: Chinook hops are typically known for their pine and spicy aroma, but in this stout, they are masterfully used to highlight the malt's deep, roasty flavours without overwhelming the palate, a testament to the brewery's innovative approach.

Food Pairing: This stout pairs excellently with shellfish, particularly oysters, where its roasted flavours enhance the briny freshness. It’s also a great companion to rich, chocolatey desserts or a classic Irish stew, enhancing the meaty flavours.

Siren Craft Brew ~ Party In The Dark 4.6%

Siren Craft Brew's Party In The Dark is a silky Nitro Milk Stout, where the velvety texture meets a robust tapestry of expertly roasted coffee and chocolate notes. The high percentage of oats and the addition of lactose build a creamy body that carries the rich espresso flavours delivered by Origin coffee beans.

Interesting Fact: The use of nitrogen in this milk stout not only smooths out the texture but also subtly enhances the aroma and flavours of the coffee and chocolate, creating a more immersive tasting experience.

Food Pairing: The creamy and coffee-rich profile of this stout pairs beautifully with smoked meats or barbecue, where its smoothness will complement the smokiness of the food. For dessert, try it with a tiramisu, where it can play into the coffee and creamy layers.

RedWillow ~ Smokeless 5.7%

RedWillow's Smokeless is a chipotle smoked porter that offers a surprisingly approachable profile with a velvety texture and a robust malt backbone. The cherry-rich smokiness from the chipotles adds a unique layer, while a subtle hint of heat tickles the palate, making it an intriguing winter beverage.

Interesting Fact: The addition of chipotle peppers to this porter introduces a gentle heat and a distinctive smoky flavour, a technique inspired by traditional culinary methods to enhance complexity in the brew.

Food Pairing: This smoked porter is excellent with grilled or roasted vegetables, adding depth to their natural flavours. It’s also ideal for pairing with Mexican dishes like mole or smoked brisket, where its smoky notes and subtle spice can elevate the dish.

Pretty Decent x Mammoth ~ The Mammoth In The Room 5.0%

Pretty Decent x Mammoth's collaboration, The Mammoth In The Room, is a Peanut Butter Chocolate Bueno Stout that bursts with the flavours of hazelnut, chocolate, and a rich peanut butter undertone. It's crafted to mimic the popular candy bar, delivering a nostalgic yet sophisticated flavour profile.

Interesting Fact: This stout cleverly uses allergen-free peanut butter and hazelnut flavourings, making it suitable for those with allergies but still desiring the full, indulgent taste of nut-infused chocolate.

Food Pairing: The rich notes of nutty chocolate make this stout a delightful pair for vanilla ice cream or nutty pastries like pecan pie, where its flavours can intertwine with the sweet and nutty components of the dessert.

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