Christmas Gift Guide 2016 – Magic Rock Brewing

Magic Rock Brewing began life in 2011 when their first batch of Cannonball IPA was brewed. They bottled beers by hand, capped them by hand and boxed them by hand. They went from strength to strength, opening a tap room and expanding their brewery at a new site in Birkby, Huddersfield.

They are committed to making a full range of modern, flavourful, hop forward and ‘big’ beers using the best available ingredients and techniques for drinkers unwilling to compromise on flavour. This uncompromising attitude runs through all of their beers.

This year I’ve had Dark Arts, a mix of four malts and hops that brings chocolate, coffee and toasty toffee notes. A can of Highwire Grapefruit was one of the highlights of a summer camping trip, a real fruity hit. More hoppy delights awaited with a few cans at The Needle & Pin, including High Wire and Inhaler, and then the original Cannonball at the IPA night back in October.

Common Grounds was my most recent can, chocolate bitterness and some coffee notes. You can buy all of these (and more) from their online store:-