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Brewery Spotlight: March Box

Anspach & Hobday

Anspach and Hobday Craft Brewery in London is an absolute gem for beer enthusiasts! Located in a railway arch Bermondsey and part or the Bermondsey beer mile, this brewery oozes charm and character. This is a big year for them as they celebrate their 10-year anniversary, they are one of the OG’s left on the beer mile.

The vibes are super laid-back, perfect for kicking back with a pint and soaking in the atmosphere. Their range of brews is seriously impressive, from crisp lagers to bold IPAs, there's something for every palate. Plus, the staff are always friendly and knowledgeable, ready to guide you through their selection if you're feeling a bit overwhelmed by choice. And let's not forget their taproom – it's cozy yet spacious, making it the ideal spot for a casual hangout with friends.

Must try: London Black 4.4% ABV – Anapach & Hobdays answer to Guinness. This is a true competitor and is disrupting the market in a very powerful way. Creamy, smooth and truly sessionable at 4.4%. A true craft beer alternative to mainstream stouts.

Anspach & Hobday's London Black

Farmyard Brew

Farmyard Brew is a family-run brewery located on the historic Moss Edge Farm in Cockerham, just north of Blackpool. Established in 2017 by founder Steven, who saw an opportunity to transform the multi-generational family farm into a thriving brewery. Starting modestly in 2017 with a tank capacity of 2000L, Farmyard Brew has experienced remarkable growth, boasting a current capacity of 40,000L. Their rapid expansion is a testament to the exceptional quality of their brews. Notably, just before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, they made a strategic investment in a state-of-the-art canning line. This investment proved fortuitous, enabling them to swiftly adapt and meet the changing demands by producing beers for home consumption and offering direct delivery to customers.

Must Try: Hoof 4.3% ABV - A coffee milk stout brewed with locally roasted beans. Roasted coffee & chocolate notes on the palette rounded off with a smooth sweet finish from the addition of lactose.

Assortment of core Farmyard Brew beers

Buxton Brewery

Buxton brewery established in 2009 is a small brewery based in the town of Buxton in the East Midlands. They brew around 10,000L per week over 3 brew days brewing a wide variety of styles of beer. Perfect for a number of Hops & Cans boxes. Known for their range of juicy, hoppy pale ales and IPA’s. You’ll find their LUPULUSX CITRA IPA 5.4% ABV. This is a limited-edition IPA and a celebration of the Citra hops. Citra hops originate in the USA and are used widely on the NEIPA and West Coast IPA’s over there

Focusing on just one style of Hops in the beer allows them to bring out the distinct flavour of the hops – a celebration of the citra hops.

Must Try: Gatekeeper Porter 4.1% ABV - Part of Buxton’s core beers, coming in at 4.1% ABV, it’s a very sessionable porter. Strong roast flavours coming through with a nice coffee flavour. If you like your porters this is definitely one not to be missed. Can be found in our Dark box this month.

Play Brew

Play Brew is an award-winning small brewery located in Middlesbrough. The brewery and tap room is about 10 minutes from the city centre. They are known for their creative, experimental brews. Their experimental nature led to the creation of Los Bandito pale ale – which won Gold in the best premium pale category in the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) in 2020. The brewery has gained recognition for its innovative milkshake IPAs and tangy sour beers – these guys are definitely trying to shake things up a little and aren’t afraid of trying new things. Definitely one to watch in the North East!

Must Try: Jelly Baby Sour 4.5% ABV - For someone like myself who loves sour beers, this one is a really winner. Strong fruity blackcurrant flavour throughout. I always loved Jellybabys as a kid so this one brought back some memories.

A selection of colourful cans from Play Brew representing their iconic branding style

Brew York

Brew York is a brewery located within the walls of the famous old city of York. They’ve been going since 2016 and were founded by two friends who shared a love of home brewing and decided to take it commercial. Their brewery and tap room is located in the centre of York, a must visit for any craft beer enthusiast passing by.

They are known for their experimental style of beers ranging from milkshake IPA’s to Stouts to Sours styles. They have expanded quite a lot in recent years with new brewing space about 10 minutes outside the city where a big portion of their beer is brewed these days. They also have a taproom in Leeds which has proven to be very popular with the locals.

Must Try: Peanut Butter Tonkonko 4.7% ABV - A rich malt base and a soft vanilla sweetness, Peanut Butter Tonkoko delivers the classic flavours a stout with the addition of roasted peanuts

The York taproom

Brew by Numbers

Founded in 2011 at the heart of the Bermondsey Beer Mile, Brew By Numbers was one of the original craft beer breweries in the UK at the start of the craft beer revolution we’ve seen over the last 10-15 years. They were names at one of the top 100 breweries in the world by RateBeer and have gone on to release over 350 different beers over the years. They have now sadly left their original tap room on the beer mile but have moved over to a new location in Greenwich, just by the river. This looks like a great place to spend an afternoon in the summer!

Must Try: 19| Meloncholy Gose 5.5% ABV - From their cocktail inspired sour range, this time inspired by the melancholy, so Melon, Coconut and Pineapple tropical flavours with a slight saltiness you come to expect from a Gose. Can be found in our Sour Box.


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