Big Beery Advent Calendar - Beer 13: Brick Brewery Red Brick Rye, 5% (Peckham)

Each night, we'll post a blog about the day's hand-picked beer in our Big Beery Advent Calendar - why we love the brewery, why we've chosen the beer, why we think you'll love it too. Feel free to comment below or have your say on Twitter.

Brick says: "Red Brick Rye is an amber ale made with rye malt and North Amer­i­can hops."

We say: Timely that this beer appears in the advent calendar on the weekend Brick celebrates its second birthday. Not only is Brick the closest brewery to our shop, head brewer Ian is also our SE15 neighbour - we live a few doors down and have loved seeing his plans come to fruition over the past two years. From its humble beginnings, Brick now boasts a heaving tap room in addition to the brewery and is an essential stop on any self-respecting Peckham food and drink tour. The Red Brick Rye is one of our favourites from the Brick range (we also love the new Peckham Coal Line Porter) and we're looking forward to raising a glass of it tonight to toast Ian for his excellent endeavours. Cheers sir!