There's no rhyme or reason to the beer world these days. Unless, of course, you live by the motto: more of everything, always. You'd typically expect to see brewers launch a range of easy-going, fruity refreshers in the lead-up to summer rather than at a time when people in their hometown are waking up to morning frosts. But Brick Lane must figure any day is good for Someday.
The series launches with a twin set, including this Watermelon & Raspberry offering. It's the former that takes to the stage first, rising from a deeply hazy beer that looks like a pale Bellini cocktail. The carbonation possesses a texturally welcome fine bead, with the melon joined by a sorbet-esque berry sweetness and the faintest clip of tartness on the palate. In fact, it’s basically a sorbet in a glass right down to that lingering sweetness that sticks around after the ice has melted.