Tiny Rebel

#HBBAdvent Beer 21: Tiny Rebel Frambuzi Raspberry Sour Framboise (Wales) / Wild Beer Sleeping Lemons Gose (Somerset)

Tiny Rebel says: Our first ever sour beer! We have a soft spot for sours, and we love the rich, tangy flavours of Framboise. Packed to the brim with the plumpest, juiciest little raspberries we could get our hands on. We've fired them into this kettle soured little vigilante like a drive-by in the fruit aisle. Splat, splat, splat!

Wild Beer says: Gose, is a traditional German-style sour wheat beer, usually brewed with coriander and salt. Once nearly extinct, this very refreshing style is making a comeback and we thought it would provide the perfect backbone to this wonderfully complex summer beer. A fabulous citrus accompaniment to fish dishes, or it could act as a sour lemon pickle to Moroccan food.

We say: Who says sours are just for summer? No one, that's who. Both of these beers went absolutely gangbusters at ours over the summer months, so we were delighted to see them pop up on the autumn beer lists too. And what better way to thumb your nose at the official first day of winter than by popping the lid on a fruity summery beverage? Cheers! - Jen

Each night, we'll reveal the day's hand-picked beer from our Big Beery Advent Calendar. Feel free to comment below or have your say on Twitter or Instagram (#HBBAdvent). Tiny Rebel Frambuzi is now sold out,  alas, but you can get your hands on Wild Beer Sleeping Lemons' big brother, Sleeping Lemons Export, in store or via our online shop.

New stuff in store: 19 August

Too excited by the prospect of sampling these beauties to type much... Here's what's now in store or will be in by the weekend:

  • Alesmith IPA and Speedway Stout - go check the Ratebeer rating for Speedway Stout. Go on! See? The IPA flew out the door last time we had it too, so don't hang about.
  • Evil Twin/Beavertown XXX Imperial Mild Ale - Evil Twin x Beavertown + Westbrook (where it was brewed) = amazing.
  • London Beer Lab Black IPA - the samples we had of this knocked the socks off the fiercest beer critics who joined us at Sunday's beer and cheese night. Simply incredible. Another corker from the good folk at the Beer Lab.
  • Weird Beard Sorachi Face Plant and Duke of Dank - two newbies from West London's Weird Beard massive. An IPA and Red IPA respectively, with Duke of Dank being brewed with beer writer and HB&B blog contributor Matthew Curtis.
  • Odell IPA and St Lupillin - Odell makes its return to our shelves. Welcome back!
  • Firestone Walker - Easy Jack's back (do it again), along with Pivo Hoppy Pilsner
  • Summer Wine Brewery Mokko Milk Stout - this iconic dark from West Yorkshire's SWB joins the mad fruit explosion that is Mauna Kea. 
  • Tiny Rebel's Cwtch Red Ale, CAMRA's Champion Beer from last week's Great British Beer Festival. 
  • And finally, nine of New Zealand's finest beers from Moa Brewing Co which launch exclusively tomorrow at Hop Burns & Black. All will be revealed tomorrow, but we'd advise you to elbow your way to the front of the queue/sell your grandmother/do whatever you have to do to get your hands on the Sour Blanc...

Happy drinking! 

PS - we've also got our hands on some more Beavertown Yuzilla Phantom since you thirsty beasts drank us dry last week.