As I write a fresh batch of Five Points beers are making their way from East London to Dublin, soon to be distributed across the country.
A Victorian railway arch beneath Hackney Downs Station, is where you will find Five Points busily brewing away. Since 2013 they have been making unfiltered and unpasteurized beers with a focus on consistency and quality. Each year they have been racing to keep up with demand. So much so that they have out grown the confines of the railway arch, recently spreading to next door Arch 440, which now houses their new barrel aging project. We can expect to see the benefits of this program with barrel age releases later this year.
But what of those beer bound for Ireland? Well there are some very fresh beers on the way, with all the beers brewed within the last three weeks. Some, such as the fruity and hoppy XPA, canned just the day before collection. It doesn’t get much better than that!
We are delighted to be stocking the Five Points range in stores with the core range beginning to roll out to a number of stores this weekend with more to follow next week.
XPA is a juicy and tropical Pale ale dry hopped with Citra and Galaxy, all packed in at just 4% abv makes this superbly sessionable.
Five Points Pale displays plenty of citrus hops, think orange and grapefruit, with a bitter bite to the finish.
Five Points IPA is all upfront New Wold hops with juicy tropical citrus and stone fruit with a pine resin edge.
Hook Island Red heads to the malt side of things for a great take on modern red ale. Toffee malt cut through with light fruity hops and a touch of rye spice.
Brisk Field Brown is for those who want it darker still. A full, rich brown ale with classic caramel, nutty and earthy tones.