Verdant have crept into all our lives almost without us noticing. Unassuming and without great fanfare, I’m sure we all have a massive spot in our hearts for these pale ale mammoths of the UK craft beer community.
Beers like Bloom, Headband and Lightbulb have been providing us hop fiends with enough juice to complete our five a day for some time. If you fancy something a little more potent, their continual smaller batches push the boundaries of just how much hop flavour it’s possible to impart on the senses – See The Physics and Don’t Tell Gus are two recent examples of these stand out beers.
Needless to say, we were incredibly excited when they announced the release of their first imperial stout that hasn’t seen the inside of a bourbon barrel – will their skill with dark malt match that of their skill with hops?