Siren Craft Brew Tasting Evening
You’ll forgive us for looking a little like Siren Craft Brew fanboys at the moment. A week ago we attended ’The Sirening’, a ‘spooktacular’ Halloween takeover at Craft Beer Co. but, keen to get our hands on some more of Siren’s non-core range and collab’s, we headed to the basement of the incredibly well stocked Mother Kelly’s Bottle Shop in deepest darkest Hackney for a civilised evening of beer tasting (they even had cheese and oatcakes!).
resented by the inimitable Dom and Jack we were treated to an insight into making of some of these mighty fine beers and a few cheeky hints at the future.
First up was Ten Dollar Shake, an American IPA followed by the Amigos Británicos saison.
Next it was onto the collaborations; Blacklight Banana, a stout collab’ the result of a chance pairing with New Zealand's Garage Project as part of The International Rainbow Project. Inspired by VIMTO, a favourite fruity drink of Brit kids in the 80’s, VIPA a collaboration IPA with Indy Man is something to behold. Barrel Aged Caribbean Chocolate Cake was our final collab'. Made with Cigar City Brewing (an Oskar Blues subsidiary) this is a monster of an imperial stout.
We finished up our evening with the 2015 vintage of Siren's annual 'Maiden'. A Barelywine blended from multiple barrel aged brews, you really have to switch off your beer brain.