South-east London’s Brick Brewery has become the latest London brewer to strengthen its core offering, with the addition of a session IPA.
The brewery’s Peckham Session joins Brick’s four-strong permanent ‘Foundation’ range. The 4.2% abv beer is described as a lighter-style ‘hazy, juicy beer’ with a lower abv (the company's core IPA weighs in at 6% abv). The hop line up includes Citra, Ekuanot and new season Simcoe to ‘bring out tropical fruit and citrus notes as well as a classic, resinous US hop character’.
‘We weren’t going to add just any beer to our Foundation range, it needed to be special,’ said Ian Stewart, founder of Brick Brewery. ‘This is a beer you’d catch the team enjoying after a long day in the brewery which must stand for something.’
He described Peckham Session as a ‘light and easy-going session-strength, but with all the characteristics of hop-forward IPA’.
The Foundation range now comprises Peckham Session, Peckham Pils, Peckham Rye, Peckham Pale and Peckham IPA.
The announcement by Brick follows last month’s move by Gipsy Hill Brewing to take its permanent offer from two to six beers. The new brews are improved recipes of former limited releases.
4.2% abv, £3.20/330ml, Brick Brewery