Whether it’s a chilly winter’s day or a sun kissed summer afternoon the time is always right for a glass of cold beer. While we do have our favourites we’re always up for trying new brews and this year some incredibly exciting developments hit the market. Read on for an overview of some of our top picks of tasty new beers we couldn’t get enough of in 2014.
Carhartt Woodsman – New Holland
At 4.4% ABV this oak-aged pale ale is the perfect brew for those on the search for a lighter option. It’s built around Michigan-grown Cascade hops and treats drinkers to fruity hints with a surprisingly floral finish. The unique wood aging process also gives it an interesting rustic twist.
Southern Cape Sparkling Ale – Summit
If you love bubbles and fizz you’ll adore this Australian sparkling ale which contains a delicious medley of berry, lime, peach and pineapple flavours. Ideal for seeing through an Indian summer!
In 2014 this beer was crowned the best in Britain which makes it a guaranteed crowd pleaser. The well balanced Yorkshire bitter is a must-try brew for full-bodied fans, featuring a perfect blend of malt and hoppy aromas.
Maple Bacon Coffee Porter – Funky Buddha
The name of this beer alone is enough to get us drooling. Inspired by Sunday mornings in the kitchen, this Florida brewery has essentially bottled breakfast into one surprisingly smooth brew. The combination of bitter coffee and sweet maple syrup makes every sip utterly unique.
Belô Ipê Brazilian Quadrupel – Cervejaria Wäls
This Brazilian brewery is no stranger to innovation and 2014 saw it roll out an award winning Belgian specialty ale which blew its competitors out the water. Cachaça-soaked wood chips, toasted malts, juicy raisins and black pepper tone down the beer’s 11% ABV content and make it amazingly easy on the palate.
Salted Caramel Stout – Breakside
With a dash of sea salt and hints of creamy homemade caramel this stout beer is indulgent to say the least. A delectable marshmallow finish tantalises the taste buds and is sure to have punters coming back for seconds, especially when it’s cold outside!
If you own a pub introducing some of these brews to your menu could get profits soaring. Just remember that you should always protect your business with a comprehensive pub insurance policy that covers your new product investment as well as the rest of your day-to-day operations.