Craft beer is massive at the moment and here at Majestic we are joining in with the revolution. Andrew and the team at Majestic Newcastle have put together a list of some of their favourites, so if it’s beer inspiration you’re after, look no further.
The craft brewing culture is most established in the USA where, in 1978, a law was passed to deregulate the brewing industry and allow easier start ups of new, smaller breweries. The UK has a long history of brewing, with many local ales
From Chicago, Illinois. Fruity aroma, set off by a dry malt middle, to ensure a long hop finish
Another beauty inspired by the city of Chicago, and densely populated with flavor, 312’s spicy aroma of Cascade hops is followed by a crisp, fruity ale flavor delivered in a smooth, creamy body that’s immensely refreshing.
Anchor Steam is an old favourite from San Francisco, California. Deep amber color, thick, creamy head, and rich, distinctive flavor
From where else but New York? Dry-hopped, fresh, flowery, firm and flavourful.
Brewed only for summer, this was a smash hit from the Big Apple last year. Refreshing and flavourful without being too heavy. Light crisp bitterness and a citrus/floral aroma, resulting in a beer with a very sunny disposition.
A brew with style from Frederick, Maryland. Aromas of grapefruit and subtle spice meld into lemon and pine hop notes balanced with crisp cracker malt. Pair this with tailgates, mowing the lawn, and anything else that calls for a light, yet flavourful, beer.
Last on the list from the USA, Lagunitas IPA is brewed in Petaluma, California. Big on the aroma with a hoppy-sweet finish
As the name suggests, this is from Iceland. Made with pure spring water and infused with coriander and orange peel, it’s full textured yet light on the palate, with a refreshing citrus zing.
Another cracker from Iceland – it may not be top of the list when you think of craft beer brewers, but after tasting this you’ll change your mind. Robust hoppiness meets smooth malty undertones.
Scotland has become a hotbed of fine craft brewers. This one comes from Edinburgh. A distinctly unusual India Pale Ale aged on oak for 41 days.
Allegedly this Edinburgh beer came about when distillers asked to have their bourbon casks seasoned with beer before filling with whisky. The beer tasted so good, they decided to bottle it! Matured for 77 days from a blend of time in Bourbon Casks and Over Bourbon-infused heartwood in specialty “Oakerators”
Brewdog have just moved in to new digs in Ellon, Aberdeenshire. Hoppy and powerful ale in the American style, fragrantly fruity.
From London. Easy-drinking, crisp and dry with beautiful bubbles.Clean and refreshing with a dry hop finish. This is how a great lager should taste.
This American style pale ale is bright gold, big hops and white foam, it’s packed with citrus and tropical fruit, there’s a round body and a drink-me-faster bitterness.
You can browse our full range of craft beers online here. A minimum order of six bottles of wine applies when ordering online, however you can pick up beer in store without purchasing wine.