Who are BrewBoard?
BrewBoard are an exciting independent brewery based in Cambridgeshire. “The Board has assembled from far and wide, bringing prodigious talent and experience together to produce something special.”
Creating modern, intuitive, on trend beer, BrewBoard are one of my ones to watch in 2020/21 with their session, American and Indian Pale Ales which would sit happily in any bottle shop and sell out consistently. With a strong core range and some fresh specials, BrewBoard have established themselves locally and are ready to become a national brewery, with great beers, and a brand that stands out everywhere.
Our week of beers
Three beers this week from BrewBoard. First up, Bambino, a 5.1% American Pale Ale; second Rex, 4.6% dry-hopped lager and lastly SMÖKEVURKS, their 4.0% session pale.
Bambino – American Pale Ale 5.1%
Billed as BrewBoard’s flagship American Pale Ale, Bambino is as straight as they come when it comes to being an on brand, on trend APA. It takes the classic combination of Chinook, Citra and Simcoe to produce a fruity, earthy APA that is a real delight to drink.
This is the kind of beer, after a long hard day at work, I’d reach for and drink 4 or 5 of. It isn’t the most exciting beer in the world, and doesn’t offer the haziness of a Deya or a Pomona Island, but what it does do is put a smile on your face. The aroma is citrus and pine with a backdrop of stone fruit. The initial taste has typical APA bitterness and is a great West Coast style pale ale.
It’s quite thin, and rather than stick to the thick, smooth finish of a NEIPA, gives you more flavour, and hop forward thinking, more typical of a BBNo beer or Lost and Grounded. There’s an initial woody, earthy hit in the taste which mellows into stone fruit aftertastes and a lingering apricot finish. It’s a great beer, one I’d drink all day long and is a very good beer to have as part of one’s core range.
Rex – Dry Hopped Lager 4.6%
Review Incoming 01.07
Smokevurks- Session Pale Ale 4.0%
Review Incoming 04.07