The Dual Hop Series was the natural progression from the Single Hop Series, we knew we wanted to do another series of beers much like they do in the US and a dual hop range followed on nicely from the single hop beers.  The challenge with the dual hop range was blending two hops with different characteristics to make one great beer.

The Single Hop Series was clever as it restricted us and we had to be precise.  For the Dual Hop Series we had to be clever in pairing hops which either naturally complement each other or come together in an exciting way. The challenge is working out which two hops will give you the beer you want to create, for example Bow Street - we knew we wanted to make an orangey beer so we used the grapefruit & orange notes of Mandarina Bavaria blended with the more peachy flavours of Simcoe.

Using the right hops in harmony and the right quantities will give more character to a beer without having to hike up the ABV.  We accidentally made a dual hop beer in Low Rider which at 3.9% has been many people’s favourite, full of flavour at ‘session’ strength. Subtropic was pretty on-trend, lots of breweries were making tropical beers at the time - deliberately hazy, high strength keg beers & adding juice or fruit to create tropical flavours.  We thought we’d do it our own way & create tropical flavours just by using the right hops, keeping the ABV low and sticking to cask which tends to be our preference.  The result is a clear, low ABV cask ale with brilliant tropical flavours - it’s awesome, we had to stop the brewers drinking it all.

Beer ranges like these allow us to experiment and create new interesting cask beers, we’re basically innovating and showing off what we can do, it’s pretty fun.

BOW STREET

4% ABV

ZESTY PALE
DUAL HOP SERIES

The first on the Dual Hop Series:
The best of German and US hops with balanced orangey flavours from Mandarina Bavaria and big citrus zestiness from Simcoe. Really nice malt bill including a touch of Cara Red to lend the beer a pale orange hue.

LOW RIDER

3.9% ABV

CITRA AMARILLO PALE
DUAL HOP SERIES

Extra Pale ale at session strength, dry hopped with two classic American hops - Citra & Amarillo - leading to a characterful, however still easy-drinking pale. The citrus hop notes are balanced by a simple and clean malt bill of 90% Maris Otter and small quantities of Cara malt and Wheat.


VALHALLA

4.7% ABV

KOLSCH INSPIRED CASK LAGER
DUAL HOP SERIES

Kolsch inspired open top fermented cask ale. Delicately hopped with some German and Czech herbal, floral, grassy and earthy hops. Lager conditioned at 2 degrees for 14 days. Smooth and crisp finish.

SUBTROPIC

4.4% ABV

UBER PALE TROPICAL ALE
DUAL HOP SERIES

Part of our 2018 Dual Hop Series: Ekuanot & Azacca!
Lush tropical fruit and citrus flavours abound in this Uber-pale tropical ale, all in balance with a clean malt bill.
Fresh, fruity, crisp super pale cask loveliness!


LINCOLN SHIELDS

4.2% ABV

HOP LED GOLD
DUAL HOP SERIES

A hoppy golden beer with the best of UK and US hops; Bramling Cross and Ahtanum.
Ahtanum is a lesser-known but exceptional citrussy US hop and this golden beer (edging towards red) is bursting with flavour from it. Fantastic solid backbone with UK Bramling Cross for bitterness and a light biscuity malt background. 

TALISMAN

5% ABV

NEW ZEALAND HOPPED IPA
DUAL HOP SERIES

A banger of an NZ IPA!
Nelson Sauvin - what a hop! Grape, tropical fruit.
We have combined it with it's less heralded citrusy NZ cousin, Pacifica in this Dual Hop Series showpiece for NZ hops.
This is a pale golden IPA with flavour and sessionability to burn!