To us at Siren, we see great beer as many see fine wines. In a great beer there is Allure – something that draws you in, is it the aroma? the look? Or just the thought about what awaits in that sparkling glass in front of you. Siren Craft Brew want you to look at beer in the same way. Yes it can be that perfect thirst quencher on a hot summers days, yes it can be the perfect drink to mark the end of a busy week. But look closer, smell closer, there is more. Much more.
Our desire is to discover ways to excite people’s curiosity and share our knowledge of our craft. We believe all beer drinkers should be able to enjoy craft beer as wine drinkers enjoy the finest wines.
Our sirens exist to the share our message and open people’s minds.
Siren / Garage Project Blacklight Banana
After drawing the colour indigo, the prospect of creating a blacklight inspired brew quickly became a reality in the form of a 9.2% imperial stout. Ripe bananas uniquely glow bright indigo beneath UV lights, many believe this is so the food source remains visible to animals that see in the UV range, such as bats. 200kg of molasses, 100kg of fresh blow-torched bananas, a unique blend of German and house Vermont yeast strains were complemented by more banana – 100kg of banana puree to be specific! For a final tasty coup de grâce, bourbon barrel aged coffee was added to the already spectacular mix.
Style: Imperial Stout
Vol: 330 ml
This project began in late 2015, when we wondered just how far we could push the kettle sour. We scaled up a fairly simple recipe to imperial level and brought in some fresh Bourbon and Red Wine barrels, which began to layer up flavour on top of the super-sour base. Expect waves of acidity with tannin and berry jam notes shining through.
Style: Sour Ale
Calypso, the Goddess known for her sharp tongue . This beer is our homage to this enchantress, a tart, spritzy Berliner-style sour beer that is liberally dry hopped with a different hops for each batch.
Style: Berliner Weisse
Liquid Mistress is our femme fatale – mysterious, seductive and disarming. She draws and charms drinkers with her full, red colours. You will soon desire her biscuit-and-burnt-raisin malt base, and peach and grapefruit spark. Her devious hop hit will steal your breath.
Style: Red IPA
On Wednesday 8th February we held our annual Maiden blending day, where we brought together all of the aged barley wine and fresh beer to create the final beer that will stand before you in bottles this year. We eventually settled on a blend that contains 16.66% fresh Maiden, 8.33% Armagnac, 8.33% Banyuls, 8.33% Heaven Hill, 41.66% Red Wine and 16.66% Rum. Guests on the day included some of the Wild Beer Co and HonestBrew team.
It’s an interesting blend, containing some of the most aged beer in the brewery (barrels include 007, 008, 011 and 016). It’s also using far less fresh Maiden than last year, and a very high percentage that has been drawn from red wine barrels. You’ll find out why when you taste it!
Style: Barley Wine
Siren Ten Dollar Shake Juice IPA
Ten Dollar Shake was originally brewed in collaboration with our friends at BrewDog Shepherd’s Bush as part of #CollabFest 2016. We put our heads together and decided to create a fruit smoothie of a beer, so this is a juice-packed IPA with the most fruit we’ve ever used in a brew, plus a huge hit of lactose for a thick and smooth body. Ingredients: water, barley malt, mango, papaya, passion fruit, lactose, hops, yeast.
Vol: 330 ml