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#SilverTonguedDave’s Beer Picks for the Week

Leeds Beer Week and Leeds International Beer Festival have come and gone, leaving us – and the rest of Leeds – more excited about beer than ever. To celebrate another year of beer we’ve decided to do what we do best; provide you with amazing beer. Here are my picks for this coming week…


Thornbridge – Fika

A new breakfast stout from anyone is enough to get excited about, but when it’s coming from Thornbridge you get a feeling it’s going to be special. Fika is brewed with oatmeal to give it a smooth, latte mouthfeel and is bursting with roasty, mocha flavour. Hints of vanilla and smoke come through the smooth, chocolatey finish to cap it off in style. Fika means “coffee break” in Swedish, so you know this is going to be a treat any time of the day. The keg will be on later this week, in time for an indulgent weekend brunch.


Beavertown – Lupuloid

Beavertown? Check.

New IPA? Check.

Pink and green cans? Ooooh, check.

Also on keg? Checkaroonie.

Beavertown have taken their time trialling different recipes, tweaking details and fermenting with different yeast strains to make sure that their first ever core IPA is as good as it can possibly be. Lupuloid is hopped to the limit with Citra, Mosaic and Equinox for juicy melon and bitter grapefruit flavours against a clean and crisp malt bill. A cracking addition to Beavertown’s core range.


Weird Beard – 7th Church of the Apocalyptic Lawnmower

One of the many treats that Weird Beard brought up for us over Leeds Beer Week. Casks of 7th Church aren’t the easiest to get hold off, but they definitely showcase the beer in its best state. This is a strong, dark cream ale packed with Sorachi Ace hops. Sorachi brings the weird, giving mint,coconut and lime flavours to contrast the chocolatey, roasted coffee flavours of the dark malts. An absolute winner, and one that you may well never see again.


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