Did you get a box? We did, thanks to Hop Hideout and Beer Central, our Sheffield Powerhouses!
Intriguing idea, this one. Wylam hooked up with a variety of the best brewers in the North of England to produce a tour de force over a wide range of beer styles from kettle sour to imperial stout.
We've been fans of Newcastle's Wylam ever since having Jakehead at the Broadfield, or was it at a Picture House Social beer festival a few years back, and now they've taken their rightful place amongst the big players.
Everyone we have talked to seems to have their own favourite and we'd say that all are worth a try but here are our picks:-
1) Mixed Fermentation Farmhouse - Wylam & Black Lodge
2) Kettle Sour - Wylam & Magic Rock
3) Split here.
Brown - Wylam & Cloudwater (DAN)
IPA - Wylam & Northern Monk (MIKE)
To be honest, Black Lodge were a new brewery to us amongst a host of usual suspects but we will certainly be looking to track them down again soon. And we hope Wylam repeat the project in the future!
Which brew was your favourite?