At Boojum Brewery we decided the best thing to do during this time was to get brewing and selling beer. We proudly presented our first beer for sale 39 litres ( in bag in box) of South Island Pale Ale 5% ABV. As you can imagine it’s sold out rather quickly and we have another batch fermenting at the moment is our own recipe, a SMaSH beer using Rakau hops from New Zealand which says it has the taste of the whole orchard. Customers, head brewer Kevin at Vibrant Forest and Rob at Botley have described SIPA as pleasant, refreshing and a smooth summer ale. We look forward to presenting our next brew as we refine the recipe, dropping the ABV to a more sessional 3.9% and more hops at flame out.
As luck would have it we have a off sales licence so during lockdown we are able to deliver boxes of craft bottles and cans, featuring Orbit, Padstow, DAMM, Botley and Downton Brewery. Now things are easing down, we are open for draught takeaway beer and cider. Fridays and Saturdays and odd days when the sun is shining! As brewers are classed as key workers we were able to take a trip to Southampton in May to collect some fresh beer and support these breweries. It was great to meet up – social distancing observed – and we enjoyed a glass of beer and caught up with the goings on.
We have some great beer from Unity Brewery Co., Vibrant Forest, Red Cat – local Hampshire breweries – and some guests from further afield. Watch out for some Gose, Saison, Stout, Porter and lots of cider too. All our beers and opening times are on our Facebook page.