Big Smoke Brew Co are brand new to us, let's take a look behind the smoke and find out a little more about this new brew company who make beer in the leafy suburbs of Esher, London.
Founded in 2014 at the back of their pub, The Antelope, Big Smoke
have spent the last four years tweaking and trialing their core range of beers. Now, having completed the move to a brand new purpose-built Gravity Systems brewery Big Smoke continue to maximise the flavour and freshness of their beers and produce flavoursome, distinctive and enjoyable pints.
Voted Greater London's Best New Brewer in 2015, Bog Smoke have big plans for moving their organic growth forward whilst still allowing the beer to speak for itself.
The new set up is a damn shiny 33 hectolitre brew kit with 6 x 65 hectolitre fermenters complete with a canning line. Capable of brewing three times the quantity of beer, or in more human terms, 5807 pints per brew
. It has given Big Smoke much more control of the process, helped them to achieve greater consistency and, importantly, it enables them to bring all of our production back in-house. The brewery has been built to their specification, it's the brewery that Big Smoke
would have bought 4 years ago if they'd had the money or the knowledge.
The core range is the product of Big Smoke's commitment to producing great tasting, approachable beers at a reasonable price. They make the kind of beer that they like to drink, refreshing, balanced and flavoursome with sustainably sourced ingredients.
Joining our shelves in 30lt keg and 33cl cans are Big Smoke's Cold Spark Citra, Electric Eye Pale Ale, Helles Lager and Fruju New England Pale Ale.
- Cold Spark Citra is dangerously sessionable and very sensible at 3.6%. This easy-going addition to the Big Smoke Brew Co. range balances the sweetness of lactose and the big Citra hop flavours we love. Light malt body with an aroma and flavour of bright lemon, grapefruit.
- Hop forward, with all the tropical fruit aroma and juicy notes of Chinook, Simcoe and Citra Electric Eye Pale Ale is Big Smoke's flagship pale ale representing everything they love about this style. A big clean quaffable citrus flavour, dry and crisp, it will have you coming back for more. Unfined, unfiltered and vegan friendly.
- Helles Lager is their take on the most popular German beer style. Crisp, dry and light with enough subtle fruit character to be a real crowd pleaser. The Helles lager style is drenched in tradition but this is very much a contemporary tasting lager. At 4.7% this is a mid range premium lager that makes an impact.
- A firm favourite, fans of the New England Pale style will not be disappointed by Fruju. Tropical fruit and peach flavours come through from the carefully selected hops, a very well balanced big hitter. Added oats result in a smooth mouthfeel. Fans of a fruitier style of Pale Ale will relish this excellent unfined and unfiltered beer that's also vegan friendly.
Try the full range today, here!