MIKKELLER BAGHAVEN FIRST UK POUR, TAP TAKEOVER & MEET THE BREWER
The Kings Arms are honoured to be hosting the first UK event for Mikkeller's Baghavenproject. In their own words, "Baghaven represents the pinnacle of art and science, old-world and new world, primitive and contemporary."
Their ales are innovative and unique, whilst using age old traditions to set a new standard and bring an iconic new line of Danish heritage to the forefront of wild brewing.
We are very excited to be welcoming head-brewer Ehren Schmidt, alongside a tap takeover of six of his finest brews on Friday 12th October from 6pm.
This will be the first time Baghaven is presented in the UK, so make sure you get down early to nab your seat at the bar!
Keep reading to check out more on the 6 beers that will be available!
· Nordlund’s Field Blend · 8.8% ABV
Wild Ale fermented and aged in a French Oak Foeder, then aged on Danish wine and table grapes. Taste of floral cherries with a rustic woody barrel bitterness.
· Havnesæson Blåbær · 7.0% ABV
Oak Fermented Danish Saison, macerated on organic Danish blueberries.
· Granadilla · 7.4% ABV
Danish Wild Ale Fermented and Aged in a French Oak Foeder and then aged on yellow passionfruit, well balanced tartness with warming passionfruit throughout.
· Gift From Demeter · 6.5% ABV
Chardonnay Barrel Fermented Rustic Danish Spelt Saison, tart fruity malts with a touch of citrus spice.
· Rubus of Rose · 7.2% ABV
Blended Danish Wild Ale fermented and aged in French Oak Foeders and then aged on red raspberries. Well balanced, juicy raspberries with a moderately tart finish.
· Bière de Cabaret · 4.0% ABV
Bière de Cabaret is influenced by the pale beers made for drinking in public houses, or cabarets, of the Nord and Pas de Calais departments of Northern France. A dry and refreshing rustic table beer with malted buckwheat.
LONDON CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL FRINGE EVENTS
The Kings Arms are excited to present two very special fringe events during the London Craft Beer Festival week.
We are extremely thrilled to be welcoming back Swedish brewers DUGGES to London, renowned for huge flavours and incredible stouts we will have 10 lines for their tap takeover on Thursday 2nd August. We've also managed to get our hands on their Passionfruit Cheesecake collab with Omnipollo - so get down early!
Pouring on the night...
· Avenyn Ale · Hop-forward caramel citrus American Pale Ale - 5%
· Coffee Vanilla Black · Robust imperial coffee and vanilla stout - 13%
· Collab w/ Omnipollopassion fruit cheesecake sour · 5.2%
· Sweet Sweet · Dessert strong ale w/ orange and vanilla - 9.5%
· Wilder Shade of Pale · Bitter citrus sour brett ale - 5%
· Flower Power Sour · Elderflower and blossom sour - 4.5%
· We Are Beer London · Imperial stout with luxurious cocoa and tonka bean - 11%
· Big Vanilla Idjit · Intense vanilla imperial stout w/ bitter notes - 12%
· Moscatel Sour · Barrel aged, sour grapes with tart floral finish - 4.7%
· Dugges Pils · Straight forward, clean and crisp - 5%
Plus we will be throwing a closing party for LCBF on Sunday 5th August, with Baltimore based artisanal mavericks STILLWATER - voted 2nd Best Brewery In The World by Ratebeer in their first year, and having stayed in the global Top 100 ever since, their unique and impressive approach to forging an artistic collective within all aspects of brewing still places them at the forefront of the craft beer world, seven years on from their inception.
On the night in keg & cans...
· Insetto · Dry hopped sour ale with italian plum - 5%
· On Fleek · Imperial stout brewed with dark sugars and molasses - 13%
· Blown Speakers Cans · Boozy and fruity triple IPA - 10%
· Action Bronson's 7000 · Tropical dry hopped sour ale collab with Action Bronson - 5%
· Wavvy · Punchy tropical and citrus DIPA - 8%
· The Cloud · Creamy, bitter IPA brewed with oats - 7%
· Mainstream Pop Song · Double IPA with guava and pine notes - 8%
On Wednesday 18th July, The King's Arms is excited to be pouring American Solera, for the first ever time in the UK!
American Solera are one of the most exciting breweries in America at the moment, focusing on barrel ageing, wild & sour ale. Voted 2nd Best Brewery in the World & Best New Brewery in U.S. by RateBeer in 2016, they've since been going from strength to strength. We are thrilled that they stumbled through our doors and asked us to play host to their first ever UK based event. We have been sent some truly incredible beers by the Tulsa based master himself Chase Healey - so make sure July 18th is firmly in your diary.
Founded by Chase Healey in 2016 after four years as Head Brewer at legends (and now neighbours) Prairie Ales, it was started as a way to be more experimental in using barrels & oak foeders as well as native & wild yeast strains. Since opening they've released wave after wave of fantastic beers from wine foeder saisons to bourbon barrel aged imperial stouts & sour blond ales aged with all manner of fruits.
On the night we'll be pouring 6 of their beers on tap as well as bottles in the fridges, this is definitely going to be an evening to remember.
See below for full list....
Beers pouring on the night....
A "Kvass" style ale, a traditional Baltic beer made from rye bread. Rich rye & bready malt notes shot through with wild funk tartness & citrus notes.
Grisetta Stone 4%
Light dry hopped Grisette Saison. Light hazy & golden with Brett & tropical fruit notes.
An oak aged, dry hopped sour ale. Pours hazy golden with aromas of Brett, tropical fruits and light wood.
Foeder Cerise 5.6%
Foeder Cerise is a sour golden ale brewed with a mix of brettanomyces and several different souring cultures. It's then aged for six months on top of Montmorency Cherries. The flavours produced are sour cherry and cinnamon with a touch of Brett funk. This batch comes from their 30bbl Italian oak Foeders. Ranked in the Top 50 Sour/Wild Ales in the world, this is one not to be missed.
Biere de Picpoul 7%
Oak aged Sour Ale refermented with Picpoul Grapes. Soft fruit & Brett notes & perfect balance of sweetness & acidity.
The Ground is Shaking! 6%
Oak aged sour brown ale. Aged in Vin Santo wine barrels, the classic Oud Bruin flavours are complemented with the dark cherry & grape from the barrels.
And in bottle....
Amber Canyon Magik 5.6%
An Amber farmhouse ale aged in Pinot Noir barrels.
Biere de Zinfandel 10%
Oak aged sour ale refermented with Zinfandel grapes.
Raspbarrel is a sour ale aged on whole raspberries. It’s produced by filling two of their barrel fermenters with 200lbs of raspberries each. It's then filled with sour golden ale. Once fermentation kicks in, a series of punch downs is done to get as much raspberry flavour into the beer as possible...
Phil Markowski started brewing at the New England Brewing Company in 1989 before moving to set up Two Roads with friends in 2012 which has risen to become on of the leading innovative breweries in America. He has a deep passion for farmhouse ales and literally wrote the book on them with his excellent 'Farmhouse Ales, Culture & Craftsmanship in the Belgian Tradition".
Mark Tranter founded Burning Sky in 2014 after spending time as Head Brewer of cask legends Dark Star to set up a brewery focusing on farmhouse ales, the barrel ageing process & blending. Burning Sky are now also leading the way in the UK in wild & spontaneous fermentation with the recent installation of coolship fermenters into the brewery.
Mark & Phil will both be here on the night and we will be pouring 3 beers from each brewery that are rarely seen on tap in the UK. Full list below....
Burning Sky Cuvee 6.5%
The pick of their Saison à la Provision from Foudre no. 1 and from a number of Chardonnay barriques, then blended with a large portion of Lambic, imported from Belgium that has been ageing at Burning Sky.
Burning Sky Saison Anniversaire 6.2%
Saison Anniversaire is a celebration of everything Burning Sky loves about saisons. Lightly spiced in the boil, this special edition beer was fermented and aged entirely in French Chardonnay barriques using their house saison and a blend of wild yeast strains.
Burning Sky Petite Saison 3.5%
A light and easy drinking mixed fermentation saison aged in wine barrels. This is an incredibly complex beer for its low ABV - stunning notes of lemon sherbet, fresh cut grass and funky undertones.
Beers pouring on the night....
Two Roads Road 2 Ruin 8%
Assertive, hop-centric Double IPA that has a lean malt backdrop and is brewed with four American hop varieties – Summit, Palisade, Cascade and Magnum. Piney, citrus, floral
Two Roads Two Juicy 8.2%
Two Juicy is an unfiltered, cloudy “New England style Double IPA” that uses generous amounts of Hallertauer Blanc, Citra & Mandarina Bavaria hops. The result is a “juicy”, fully-charged DIPA with notes of grapefruit, pine, lychee, orange & tangerine against a soft malt backdrop.
Two Roads Sauv Blanc Gose 4.8%
A blend of crisp, mineral, tropical fruit, the beer has gooseberry flavours you expect from Sauvignon Blanc wine, combined with the salty, refreshing tartness of a gose beer
Brouwerij De Molen - Meet the brewer
On Thursday 1st March, The King's Arms is honoured to welcome Menno Olivier, founder & brewmaster of De Molen brewery.
Since the founding of De Molen brewery in the historic Arkduif mill back in 2004, these Dutch masters have been consistently ranked amongst the best breweries in the world, and recognised as the primary drivers of craft beer in the Netherlands.
Despite now being an established name on the craft beer scene, they remain dedicated to pushing boundaries, innovation, the spirit of collaboration & knowledge sharing with like minded breweries. We'll be hosting Menno Olivier for an informal meet the brewer & pouring some of his finest beers.
Beers pouring on the night....
• Op & Top 4.5%
Light IPA/Bitter using European hops and late hopped with US Cascade and Amarillo.
• Hop & Liefde 4.8%
(Hop & Love) was formally known as Pale Ale Citra and one of de Molen's most popular beers. Very refreshing and very floral with lots of citrus.
• Rasputin 10.4%
Sweet imperial stout with lots of chocolate and coffee notes and hints of plums. Strong yet not overwhelming, one of De Molens finest.
• Vuur & Vlam 6.2%
A hoppy yet balanced IPA. Chinook, Cascade, Simcoe and Amarillo all shine with tropical fruit and citrus flavours. A final dryhopping with Cascade finishes off the beer in style.
• Mout & Mocca 11.5%
Rich and full imperial stout brewed with coffee. Sweet aroma with caramel malts, chocolate and coffee.
• Bommen & Granaten Brett BA 11.9%
De Molens legendary Barley Wine aged in Rioja barrels with Brettanomyces yeast.
• Amarillo 9.3%
A take on the classic American Double IPA. Sweet malt backbone is the basis for a huge hit of Amarillo hops, imparting pronounced bitterness with citrus & light pine aromas.
The Kings Arms is thrilled to be hosting a first tasting of the new collab brew from Pressure Drop and Lost & Grounded
a delectable Belgian Chocolate Stout named 'How We Roll'
Co-Founder Ben Freeman shares the following -
"It’s a moderate strength smooth stout base, full of brown, chocolate and imported Belgian Special B malt and we added some authentic dark candy syrup to the kettle for an extra Belgian vibe. It fermented out with our house Belgian yeast strain but we reigned in the temperature to keep the yeast esters a little more subdued than usual. We still get all the lovely spice and phenols from the yeast, but it allows the roasted malts to join the party.
For one final twist, we hooked up with our friend Phil Landers of Land Chocolate, an artisan small batch chocolate maker in Bethnal Green. For a while we had been talking to him about using some of the shells from the cocoa bean, which are otherwise discarded as part of the chocolate production process. This seemed like a great opportunity. They retain an awesome rich chocolate flavour and after a few tasting trials we went for a load of Nicaraguan and Honduran shells fresh from roasting in the conditioning tank to provide extra chocolate flavour to the finished beer. "
LOST & GROUNDED -
• No Rest For Dancers 6.2%
A fruity & hop forward red ale with a dark red hue and blend of old and new world hops.
• Running With Sceptres 5.2%
Lost & Grounded have made their name on the back of their ingenious takes on the Lager style since hitting the ground running in 2016 & this is one of their best. A special lager beer with a blend of pilsner & vienna malts and a big hit of hops
Also pouring on the night...
PRESSURE DROP -
• Bosko IPA 6.5%
Pressure Drops straight up, punchy West Coast IPA. Sweeter, maltier & unashamedly bitter, this is a more traditional take on American IPAs than the current trend for hazy juice bombs.
• Street Porter 6.5%
A classic take on Londons own beer. Rich mouthfeel with coffee & roasted notes.