The International Lager style has always been an exercise in precise and minimalist brewing, and Japanese style even more so.  So what caught the eye of the judges at the New World Beer & Cider Awards to make this 5% ABV “neo-Tokyo lager” from Garage Project a Top-30 winner?  There’s a delicate, almost fragile, noble hop aroma of fresh grass and faint florals that invites the senses further into the glass.  Then a striking lime acidity lights up the palate and kicks off a surprisingly energetic finish.  It is a superbly dynamic lager that is both reserved and racy in the same breath.

Garage Project Louche Lips

Louche Lips is a 12.1% ABV barrel-aged, mixed ferment monster of an IPA from Garage Project’s Wild Workshop.

Sunshine Tiramisu Stout

Part of Sunshine Brewing’s continuing Eclipse series of dark beers, this one is brewed with vanilla, cold brew coffee and cacao. 

Emerson’s Weissbier

Emerson’s Weissbier is lots of banana and spice: it’s hugely flavoursome for only 5% ABV and absolutely classic to the Hefeweizen style. 

The Theoretical Brewer Mad Hatter Hazy Pale Ale

The Theoretical Brewer Mad Hatter is great hazy that expertly leverages all the strengths of the style to cram maximum flavour into its modest alcohol weight.

Morningcider Strawberry Rosé

Apple cider has always been a welcoming base for all sorts of extra ingredients, and the added berries find themselves right at home in Morningcider’s Strawberry Rose

Rhyme X Reason Space Monkey

Rhyme X Reason Space Monkey, a New World Top 30 winner, is a rare first pilsner that utilises the super-fruity Nectaron hop.