For all the eye-catching craziness that has come to represent much of the new release space in 2020, as the year draws to a close and summer sessions loom there's been a mini-flurry of rather more straightforward beers coming our way: uncomplicated lagers with the mainstream more than outer realms in mind.
Among them is Backyarder from Brick Lane, a brewery that already has Base and Fine Line Lager in its oeuvre. This time around it's a mid-strength, and you don't need to be a genius to deduce what they had in mind. There's nothing out of the ordinary here: a little floral hop and familiar lager esters flit over the malty base in a beer that's part Euro lager, part Aussie take on the style, all easy-going.
Published December 18, 2020 2020-12-18 00:00:00