In a nutshell: New hazy New England style Pale Ale from Big Smoke Brew Co of Esher.
The lowdown: Big Smoke have gone big on the tropical notes for this NEPA with notes of pineapple and watermelon from the Bru-1 and El Dorado hops. New Zealand Kohatu hops add fresh piney aromas and a light bitterness that balances out the flavours while the use of oats fluff our the body and mouthfeel.
Style - Bitter, Pale Ale & IPA ABV 4.3% - Moderate Strength
After starting out in 2014 by brewing at the back of their own pub, The Antelope in Surbiton, at which time most of the beer they brewed passed through the pumps of the pub itself and never got further afield. Since then they've grown steadily due, in no small way, to the sheer tastiness of their brews.
In late 2018, with the help of investment from a few individuals who share their values, they were able to relocate the brewery in nearby Esher which will give them the capacity to increase production in line with the demand they've generated. What started out as a little hobby by a few enthusiatic people has become quite an enterprise brewing delicious beers.