The Craft Beer Box
This is our signature box, our continuing rampage through the best and the brightest of independent UK brewing culture. Each week sees a new brewery commandeer our cardboard and showcase their beer. From the breweries you know and love to those you don’t yet know you love, every week we select something different for you to look forward to.
What’s in the box?
The DeskBeers box is designed to be shared. Each box contains 12 beers made up of 2 or 3 styles of beer (sometimes four) from a single brewery (but sometimes more). We try a pick "crowd-pleasers" - great craft beers that are interesting but not too off the wall. Usually we send out bottles, but sometimes we send out cans. We always send you the best beer possible.
We buy beer from around the country every week. Here are two boxes we're particularly excited about shipping to customers at the moment.
Brew By Numbers
36 - Kolsch-Style - Huell Melon (4.8%)
36|Kolsch-Style is based on the classic German style from Cologne. Fermented with Ale Yeast at low temperatures and then lagered for a light, easy drinking beer with a crisp and clean finish. Huell Melon hops bring subtle notes of honeydew, ripe strawberries, and mild apricot, balanced with a mild bitterness that begs another sip.
11 - Session IPA - Mosaic (4.2%)
All the hop character of an India Pale Ale, crammed into a low ABV beer. Mosaic hops take centre stage in this recipe, make it a sessionable, quenchable, refreshing beverage.
01 - Saison - Sloe & Juniper (6.0%)
This Gin-Inspired Saison combines Sloe & Juniper berries in a nod to the Autumn classic. The fruitiness of the Sloe berries work in harmony with the unmistakable juniper aroma creating a bridge with the spicy Belgian yeast character. The result is a dry, balanced and extremely drinkable saison with an autumnal red hue.
Tropical Deluxe (3.8%)
Tropical Deluxe does what it says on the... can. A light and fruity nose of stone fruit and citrus gives way to fuller citrus flavours with a malty sweetness, and a dry, bitter finish. Wrapped up in a session-strength package, this one gets the DeskBeers thumbs up.
Pale XX (5.2%)
The full name of this beer is "Howling Hops Pale XX Custom Superior No. 2". Custom. Superior. Pretty fancy, right? This is the second iteration of this variation on the HH core-range pale ale. It's bright and juicy with that piney, resinous bitterness that we love in this style. Superior indeed.
Das Köolsch (4.6%)
Howling Hops' take on the Kölsch style is a bright, clear, refreshing lager - as a Kölsch should be! Light notes of citrus accompany the slightly creamy mouthfeel, giving this an appealing richness. A bitter kick in the finish rounds off this excellent lager adeptly.