We’re very pleased to announce that we will be hosting new-kids-on-the-block, Jeffersons Brewery.
As a small bar that started in July 2017 with the intention of bringing good beer to good people, we feel a close affinity to Jeffersons who are a small brewery that starting in July 2017 with the intention of bringing good beer to good people. Situated in Barnes, SW London, Jeffersons is probably the smallest commercial brewery in London! Their brew kit has an output of only 200 litres per brew! “Quality over quantity” is the expression that comes to mind though, as the two brothers a very passionate about brewing with only the 4 main ingredients typically found in beer - water, malt, yeast and hops. Particularly hops. The lads are into hops in a very big way. Every beer they brew allows the hops to take centre stage, whilst still being approachable and sessionable. As Fred and George like to say, “hop exploration shouldn't be for the minority but for the masses!”
We will be pouring the following four beers, which we’ll let George describe for you in his own words:
• Thirsty Eagle
American Blonde Ale, 4.2%
Our American Blonde ale should be easy drinking and very approachable. Our aim for this beer is to make it very sessionable, refreshing, clean and a beer that can be drunk all year round. The Thirsty Eagle should have a light backbone of malt sweetness; think light bready/biscuit flavours. It should also have a medium hop aroma and flavour whilst not being too assertive. For the aroma you should expect citrus/fruity overtones that should just be enough to identify without it being overbearing. The flavours should be synonymous with the aromas and give you a very light citrus flavour that doesn’t linger. On the backend, there should be a low to medium level of bitterness which dissipates,giving the beer a clean easy drinking profile.
• Big Ocean
Transpacific IPA, 6%
Were pulling two continents together with this with this approachable Transpacific IPA! We’ve selected the American ‘Mosaic’ hop as our flavour bomb, along with the New Zealand ‘Pacifica’ hop for our aroma additions. The malt bill for this beer is simple in order to let these wonderful hops shine through, however; due to a heavy dry hop for aroma the beer does have a lovely looking hop haze to it. The Mosaic hop should give off some sweetness and fruitiness whilst Pacifica should be giving aromas of Tangerines along with fresh cut grass.
• Hikari Ichi
Japanese Very Pale Ale
‘Hikari Ichi’ translates from Japanese to “Light one”. This beer is light in both colour and alcohol. We have added a healthy amount of oats in this very pale ale in order to give a slightly smoother mouth feel to the beer. The additions of oats also locks in more hop flavour! At only 3.8%, this beer is perfect for summer time session drinking. We have used the Japanese ‘Sorachi Ace’ hop throughout the brewing process for the bittering, flavour and aroma profile of this beer. Sorachi Ace should give aromas and flavours of predominately lemon but also some dill. This beer is not very bitter, however the Sorachi Ace flavour should stick around the palate for a while.
• Across The Pond
Transatlantic Session IPA
This session IPA is medium bodied, smooth and well rounded. The aim of this beer was to blend an English hop with the some of the juiciest New World hops going. We selected the relatively new hop breed Olicana to provide those wonderful Lychee and light grapefruit notes that come out in the whirlpool. Our weapon of choice for the dry hop sees American Citra and Amarillo being added to the fermenter! Expect light citrus notes, Tangerine and orange peel, lemon peel and grapefruit on the nose. With 8% oats and a hefty amount of wheat added to the grist, this beer will definitely be hazy! At a lovely 4.5% this beer should be super crushable during those long summer days!
Big Ocean and Hikari Ichi will both be available in keg and cask, so you can compare the two beers across the different formats. We will also be doing our customary raffle, in which each beer you buy will earn you a raffle ticket. The winners will get a mixed pack of beers from Jeffersons. So come and join us to sample some of the newest beers in London!