Throughout this year we’re going to make an effort to drink some more unusual beers alongside our usual diet of standards from St Austell, Penzance Brewing Co, Anchor, Westmalle, and so on.
Dina, AKA @msswiggy, always seems to be having great fun exploring the weird outer reaches of the world of beer, like this:
O LOOK IT’S LATE BUT IT’S THE GOLDEN SWIGS OF 2015 pic.twitter.com/Q2HBQN4ze6
— Ms Swiggy (@msswiggy) January 5, 2016
So she was the first person we approached to give us a drinking list, stipulating that:
- It should contain five or six beers.
- All of which should be available from the same supplier.
- At a cost of around £40 maximum for the lot.
First up, she recommended Spontanbasil, a collaboration between Lindemans (Belgium) and Mikkeller (Denmark), a lambic beer made with fresh basil leaves. It cost (brace yourselves) £13.50 for a 750ml bottle and its ABV is 6%.