Christmas beery gifts 2016 – Wild Beer Co

I came across Wild Beer Co back in 2015 when I had a few cans of their Bibble pale ale. I’ve had quite a few more in 2016, picking up some at Booths, my favourite supermarket, and also quite a few from The Needle & Pin.

Starting with cans, the Madness IPA has a massive hoppy nose and delivers about 90% of that on the palate. “Fresh” is another crisp and hoppy American pale ale, and Pogo is another good can of beer with a super fruity nose and a slightly more relaxed palate.

madness

There are lots of bottles too, and I’ve had some great ones so far. Wild Goose Chase was my first this year, full of fizzy tartness, sweet, sour and a dry finish. Just a shame that the late hops get lost in the mix. Sourdough was another good one, like a cider with the sweetness removed, a very nice sour. Somerset Wild is another “cider that’s not a cider”, a pale, sparkling sour with wild yeasts and bacteria from apple orchards. Zingy!

You’ll spot that they do these tart/sour beers quite well. Modus Operandi (Modus Vivendi) is another example of this, sweet, sour, blueberry, blackberry, red wine, fizz. So much going on, so little time. Epic Saison is also a super zingy thingy, sherbet lemons in liquid form. Although it is perhaps the most divisive beer ever seen in MOFAD towers, with Mrs MOFAD describing it as “like drinking a mouldy shed”.

You can buy all of these and more from their online shop:-

https://wildbeer.myshopify.com/

Order by the 20th of December to guarantee delivery in time for Christmas.

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