Saturday, February 04, 2012

Brodies - save yourself a trip to the capital

As readers will be aware, one of the favourite breweries of the 'Swift One' team is Brodies from London. It is not the easiest beer to find outside the capital but due to a change in their distribution strategy it is appearing more often in pubs in the North. However, drinkers at the Grove in the next week or so should be in for a treat as rumour has it that they have a number of barrels of their various beers and this weekend they are starting to come on the bar there. 

For those who have never experienced their output, this could be a revelation. I have yet to drink one that has not been excellent, and they brew beers right across the spectrum from their 3.1% 'Citra' (which we have previously commented about), through best bitters, wheat beers, old ales, IPA's to Russian style stouts of 11% plus. 

So to save yourself a trip to the capital, why not instead have a trip to Springwood and see what is offer there, I am sure that I will be taking a look now and again, and again, and again, and......If you cannot wait for them to come on though, and you are making the trip down to watch the blue and white Brazil play Orient next week, the brewery tap is in Leyton and generally has a massive selection of their beer available. But wherever you drink them, enjoy - they are one of the best breweries around.

1 comment:

Stephen Harris said...

Frost permitting, I shall be at Saturday’s big game in Leyton (although I’m afraid I’ll will be wearing the red and white). Brodie’s are based at the King William IV pub, a 25 minute walk north up Leyton High Road from the stadium, or a short jump on the 69 or 97 bus. Expect up to 16 Brodie’s beers to be on. £1:99 a pint regardless of strength. We really are a lucky lot in Leyton – a great football team and a great brewery on our doorsteps.