HACKNEY BREWERY X FINBACK - 'DEEP WATER' LAUNCH
After the rager of a party that was the KCBC - Hackney 'Sleeping Giants' party back in February, we jumped at the chance to host another launch for Hackney's latest collab - this time with another New York titan, the mighty Finback.
We will be pouring their Deep Water IPA for the very first time on September 6th from 6pm. Jon Swain, founder of Hackney Brewery, gave us the low down on the collab.
"Our second collaboration is with Finback, flying in from Queens, NY, they brew fun, unique beer designed specifically for enjoyment, we couldn't put it better ourselves. They also founded in 2011, same as us!
After long conversations over beers as how to go about brewing this beer, Kevin and Basil have pushed us as a brewery to embrace new methods. It is the first beer where we have propagated our yeast (London III) especially for a brew. Also the dry hopping ratio is off the chart from what we have done before. Freshest hops Vic Secret, Enigma and Citra are packed into this beer, that makes it super juicy and London III yeast adds huge fruity depth to this beer.
We have always considered collaborations as a chance to learn from a hands on point of view new techniques and ways to be able to make the best beer we possibly can. This is a truly special beer for us on our journey and it's amazing to have the opportunity to be able to brew with them.
On tap & in cans on the night...
· Way Before Hashtags ·
Wild Beer collab West Coast IPA with spruce tips - 7.1%
· Low Impact ·
Collab with Garage, a pale ale brewed with Moteuka hops - 4.8%
· Mash Up The Jam ·
Juicy & refreshing wild sour ale - 5.2%
· Ransack The Universe ·
Hemisphere IPA, smooth tropical fruits - 6.8%
· Hot Pink · Aslin collab, peppery citrus Brut IPA - 7.3%
· Life In The Clouds · Hazy IPA with notes of grapefruit and peach - 6.1%
· Pina Colada · 18th Street Collab. Sour ale with toasted coconut, pineapple & lactose - 5.6%
· Berliner Style · Magic Rock collab brew, dry hopped sour with orange zest - 4.7%
LONDON CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL FRINGE EVENTS
As part of London Craft Beer Festival 2018, The Axe are thrilled to be hosting two official fringe events across the weekends festivities.
We will be kicking off LCBF with a tap takeover and meet the brewer with Canada's very own Collective Arts Brewing on Wednesday 1st August from 7pm. Collective Arts are much more than a brewery, their grassroots history and unique ethos is all about creating a community that not only celebrates and supports craft beer, but gives artists and musicians an opportunity to join the creative process. We will have an awesome selection from their undisputed core collection alongside some incredible collabs.
LONDON CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL FRINGE EVENTS
On Saturday 4th August we will be hosting Florida heavyweights Civil Society. Despite having only been officially brewing since 2015, this family founded brewery are renowned for their hop forward beers - they were voted #5 Best New Brewery In The World by Rate Beer in 2017 for a reason. We are super psyched to be welcoming this trio of home taught brew masters, and 5 of their finest beers, through our doors.
Pouring on the night...
· Fresh ·
Bitter lemon hazy IPA - 6.2%
· Pulp ·
Well balanced juicy American wheat ale - 6.3%
· Juice ·
Hop-forward Double IPA - 8%
· DDH Fresh ·
Light n' creamy guava IPA - 6.2%
·Blondes Make Me Hoppy·
Grassy citrus blonde ale - 4.9%
The Axe are thrilled to announce our involvement with Sponfest - a week-long celebration and showcase of the very best in wild and traditionally fermented food and drink from the UK and beyond. Taking place across four venues in London - The King’s Arms, The Axe, The Mermaid and TT Liquor from April 16th – 22nd.
As part of the 7 days we will be presenting some of the best of British producers of wild and mixed fermentation, with a Wild Beer Co tap takeover and restaurant guest spot by Som Saa + Shep's on Wednesday 18th April.
Plus a fermented farmers market on Saturday 21st April, featuring local produce from local producers. Sourdough bread from Dusty Knuckle, salami and meats from Cobble Lane, pickles and ferments from Eaten Alive, cheese from Provisions and Kefir from Ferment Revolution. And an evening celebration of British wild fermentation and barrel-ageing innovations, including the Tempus Project from Beavertown, the blends and barrels of Burning Sky, alongside an excluding tasting with Tom Oliver, one of the world's most celebrated cider-makers.
There are many more events happening across Sponfest week, including an evening of rare Kernel barrel-aged saisons, and traditional fermented foods from Jack Sorrell - head chef of Primeur at The Mermaid, an introduction to natural wine with one of Norway's most renowned black metal musicians, a fermentation masterclass with Kylee Newton + much more. Head to the SITE for the full low down!
KCBC & hackney brewery 'sleeping giants' launch & tap takeover
Kings County Brewers Collective is a trio of experienced brewers who decided to join forces to shake Brooklyn up beyond measure, three heads are better than one after all…
Recently KCBC have been over to the UK to collaborate with Hackney Brewery, along with Northern Monk, Verdant, Beavertown & Brew by Numbers.
On Friday 23rd February The Axe will be launching their Hackney collaboration beer: Sleeping Giants. A New England Pale Ale coming in at 5%, dry hopped with Citra, Calypso, Huell Melon & Mosaic, it’s a juicy tropical marvel. Along with the Hackney guys, we will be joined by one of the KCBC founders Zack Kinney, who is bringing over 5 super-fresh air-freighted kegs plus 3 ripe and ready cases from the States.
Alongside Sleeping Giants we will have a full tap takeover on all day. Check out the full line-up from KCBC and Hackney below, the fun kicks off from 2pm till late.
Pouring from HACKNEY BREWERY -
• KAPOW! • Pale Ale - 4.5%
Refreshing tropical pineapple • Hoppy finish
• PUSH EJECT • IPA - 6.5%
Hazy citrus • Drinkable bitter grapefruit
• PORT BARREL AGED IMPERIAL STOUT - 8.8%
Chocolate berry fruits • Smooth rich port
• MORPH IV • 5%
Evolving hops • Crisp finish
Pouring from KCBC -
• VIKING DISCO • Double Dry Hopped IPA - 6.6%
Dank passionfruit • Bright pine & grapefruit • Soft finish
• DANGEROUS PRECEDENT • Double Dry Hopped IPA - 6.6%
Hazy OJ • Juicy pineapple & soft peaches • Dry finish
• MARBLE OF DOOM II • Raspberry Key Lime Sour - 5.0%
Ripe raspberries • Freshly juiced lime • Tart & tangy finish
• CHAOS & CONVENIENCE •
Rye Lager w/ Jasmine Green Tea - 5.3%
Subtle floral aroma • Light herbal spice • Clean & crisp
• FLYING CANOE • Hoppy Brown Ale - 6.2%
Brisk pine & grapefruit • Light chocolate • Resiny finish