In a nutshell: A rich, smooth and chocolately London Porter from south London's Wimbledon Brewery.
The lowdown: In Greek mythology, the Phoenix rises from the ashes. And in this beer the brewers took inspiration from the original Wimbledon Brewery that was destroyed by fire in 1889. Now the Phoenix rises in the form of a delicious London porter. It's smooth and rich with hints of beech smoke, spice and red fruit. These all combine to produce a great depth of flavour and a very satisfying beer.
The Wimbledon area of south west London has a long history of brewing going back at least as far as the middle ages. This the current one was started in 2014 by Mark Gordon who, after a career in the City, had ambitions to brew internationally renowned English beer in the town where he lived. He recruited Derek Prentice who, through his career, has brewed at many famous London breweries including Youngs, Trumans and Fullers. The current brewery is situated close to the site of the medieval Merton Priory.
One of their aims is to emulate the quality and values of the brewery of the same name that preceded them in the nineteenth century, namely to use the best ingredients to make top quality English ales.