Holidays in the Sun is a Double India Pale Ale that forms the first in a new patrons series in collaboration with the British Culture Archive.
The series will be IPA focused, but also intended to showcase some of the progression in the UK hops over the past few years, pairing them with a US variety to show that homegrown varieties can deliver on many of the big, citrus flavours we love from the pacific northwest.
First up Northern Monk selected Olicana, a variety which has been around for a few years now and still is up there amongst the forefront of UK hops.
Olicana stands out for its impressive aromas of mango and passion fruit, backed up by nectarine and apricot notes, and a pleasant floral character.
They paired this with one of the current favourite US varieties in Idaho 7, a real allrounder that can be relied upon for plenty of ripe tropical fruit of its own whether used hot side or in the dry hop.
In this case, they went with both, and loaded the whirlpool of this oat-filled NE DIPA with Idaho 7 before drying hopping with both varieties to a combined total of 26g/l.
Beware The Tickle Monster, once he’s tickled your taste buds, they will never be quite the same!
Siren's Tickle Monster is packed full of Amarillo, Citra, Mosaic, Chinook and Simcoe, along with a generous helping of ripe mango and a good cedar wood spin. Giggling guaranteed.
If your can arrives with Googly Eyes attached then get in touch via Social Media - you've won!
There are 8 cans with eyes on making their way out to your fridges, at random, over the next few weeks. Cans have small, medium and large eyes to depict the value of the prize.
It's throwback time, as we delve into the recipe archives for one of Siren's favourite beers.
Middle Finger Discount is a big, 100% Mosaic IPA, spun on cedar wood through our SpinBot.
Expect a bright spiciness from the wood, with all kinds of dank, deep tropical fruit notes that will rob your taste buds blind.
Dawkins - Lockdown Love
An all-new recipe by the Dawkins Head Brewer Will - brewed as a thank you to all customers for their support in these difficult times.
Unfined, hazy, hoppy and moreish!
The first small run proved a hit so they’re continuing to brew it and produced new artwork for the pump clips, hand-drawn with love by their founder, Glen Dawkins x
Country : UK, Bristol
ABV : 4.6%