Tag Archives: Bourbon

We Love The Hope in Carshalton

So Rowan was one of the first guys to contact us – we think it was through James Brodies giving him the low down on this cool new brewery to open- thanks James, but Rowan has been a great customer for us since we started and is a downright decent chap.

Hope Carshalton

So we are very pleased to announce that we will be heading down to The Hope in Carshalton on the 21st June and have a few beers in tow to delight anyone coming along.  Here is a sneak peek

Cask : Usual motley crew with the added bonus of Sweet Dream – our NEW Chocolate Milk stout thats as big on chocolate & Vanilla as Broken Dream is on Coffee.

Also Half Mast our 2.8% Session IPA will be making its debut – this is a high flavour hop bomb that belies its strength, come along and we might tell some secrets.

But here are the real beauties:

Bourbon Barrel Broken Dream : Only the second one to be racked & it is AMAZING!  How do you follow that – well that is a surprise.

On KEG Rowan will be serving Sound Wave and we will talk through the differences on cask and Keg which should be a fascinating chat.

Limoncello IPA will be the final beer to round off the night and this 9% IPA designed to mimic Limoncello with a sour mash and added lactose will surely divide the room with its detesters and lovers.  This is a Siren, Mikeller, Hill Farmstead collaboration and it stretches the idea of what beer can be.

We hope to see you there

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Barrels, barrels and more barrels

So what brewer isn’t running some sort of Barrel Aging program. “Program” that sounds very officious and serious, and rather like something dreamt up by a marketing team. Thats not what we do at Siren, we do what excites us and we think that certain beers and certain barrels can add a huge amount of flavour and fun to a beer.

We just want to make exciting and interesting beers, we also happen to have a bit of space (now that we have taken the unit next to us) and feel that there are so many possibilities for flavour exploration that barrels can offer us.

So far, we have our Anniversary beer, slumbering in several different barrels all waiting for a bit of mixology and a year to pass.

We also have Broken Dream sitting in a bourbon barrel – man that has a huge vanilla hit, along with Liquid Mistress and Broken dream in two very high quality red wine barrels at the moment.

ImageAs of next week our newly brewed Golden Barley wine will start its extended sleep in some rather large Grand Marnier barrels. All of which have an amazing aroma before we have put anything in them.

We are hoping to put up our proper web site in the next couple of weeks and if you like your beers to be aged then keep an eye out for our barrel section to see what we have on and are planning. Even better, have any ideas that you would really like to see us try, let us know.