Bruha Brewing is a craft brewery based in Suffolk who currently produce an IPA, Session IPA and a Lager. All three beers are now available to order online from their shop and to purchase in bottles/cans/on tap from selected UK stockists.
They were kind enough to send us a few cans to check out, so let’s be #havingaBruha…
Bruha – Session IPA
Rocking in gently at 3.8%, Bruha’s Session IPA pours with an amber hue, a mild haze and the first mouthful brings with it a subtle citrus hint with a malty biscuit backbone.
Hopped with citra, centennial and cascade – the prominent fruit flavour coming through is probably melon – it’s not super intense but at 3.8%, you wouldn’t expect it to be. It gives this beer a rather unique flavour with a slight bitterness to it but it is very much an easy-drinker and one we’d imagine works well on cask.
Low carbonation, mild bitterness; an inoffensive beer in many ways but just enough going on that we’d be more than happy to revisit this one again or sink multiple cans over the course of an evening.
Bruha – Nevermind IPA
Bruha’s Nevermind IPA is the big brother. It’s brewed with Simcoe and Chinook hops and definitely packs a bigger punch than the session IPA at 5.6%.
There are similarities – it’s still got a prominent malt backbone and citrus notes (maybe not ‘melon’ this time) but it’s got more carbonation, bigger bitterness, hints of pine and just generally more flavour – which you’d expect from the higher ABV.
It’s probably a more modern beer in that sense and an easy comparison would be BrewDog’s Punk IPA. No bad thing.
Bruha – Parklife Lager
Starting to wonder if the guys at Bruha grew up listening to the same music we did… Parklife Lager is 4.8% and described as a British style lager on the side of the can. I’d say it’s more like a Pilsner but regardless, it’s light and surprisingly sweet.
I’ve never been a lager fan – which is one of the reasons why craft beer was such a revelation to me as ‘beer’ was no longer an interchangeable word for ‘lager’ (we’ve still got a long way to go on that one) – but this is refreshing and drinkable (especially in the sunshine) and for a lager – you can’t ask for much more.