Here we go folks, I’ve raided my stash and have pulled out the following beers to kick start the raffle prize.  One lucky ticket holder will be getting the perfect collection of Christmas beers!

I have some other beery donations promised, but to start things off I’ve got the following:

 

 

 

-Thornbridge The Heart Desires

In their own words:

“This beer is part of a project we have been working on at the brewery for a few years now. We wanted to create a modern sour ale aged in barrels, with the same complexity and depth of flavour which our favourite sours from the USA offer. This beer started life as a simple blonde ale with low bitterness and was fermented with our house yeast. We then aged this in Burgundy barrels with the fruit for well over a year. Adding cultures of Brettanomyces, Pediococcus and Lactobacillus at set points let us sour the beer gradually over many months and give layers of flavour that can only be developed over time. The fruit aroma and flavours compliment the sharp sourness which subsides for more malt and yeast character to come through. The resulting beer is a clean, zingy and intense blend of fruity tartness with intimations of crisp Sauvignon Blanc grapes.”

-Cloudwater Spiced Mocha Imperial Stout

In their own words:

“A chocolate, coffee and mixed spice of our luscious Imperial Stout, infused with cacao husks from Mast Brothers, cold brew coffee, and festive mixed spices. Enjoy this winter for fresh cacao, coffee and spice flavours or set aside to mature over time at cellar temperature.”

-Old Chimneys Brewery Good King Henry Special Reserve 2014

The UK’s highest rated beer on Ratebeer: https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/old-chimneys-good-king-henry-special-reserve/67522/

This is just the beginning folks, the prize fund will grow and grow.  So get yourselves in to Coppers to get raffle tickets, or ask me in person, or get donating to the just giving page here: https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/north-east-sippin-forecast

And lets make this prize extra special, any beer donations welcomed.  They don’t need to be stella beers, any beers you have had standing around doing nothing, where you’ve been unsure as to what to do with them, here’s the perfect opportunity to put them to a good cause!  If you do have anything you’d like to donate, just let me know and we’ll srt out logistics!

Other than that, tune in on 17th November to see what we’re up to.

Cheers!