Beavertown Brewery was founded in 2011 in Hackney. Beavertown was the old cockney name given to the historic ‘de beauvoir’ area, famed across Victorian London for its rich characters and infinite revelry. It is a front runner in exciting experimental beers.
Bloody ‘Ell, Blood Orange IPA, Beavertown Brewery, Hackney, London
Bloody ‘Ell Beavertown, this is clever. It is actually brewed with blood oranges. Much preferred to the Gamma Ray and perfect for the Spring Saison (get it?). This full bodied but elegant IPA still has the underlying pine resin bitterness I associate with Beavertown, but it’s not remotely overpowering and is complementary to the restrained orange flavour. If I had been asked blind, I would not have said it had been brewed with oranges in the mix, I’d have said it was from the likes of the Citra hop. This is extremely clever beer brewing, in that it is highly original, will appeal to fans of citrus hop IPA and is a very pretty colour to boot. 8.5/10