Craft Beer Tasting Notes

This Month's Mixed Case - May - May the force be with you!

Good people of craft beer! It’s that time of year again. What time of year, you ask? Only the
most important month of the year, Star Wars Month aka May. In celebration of all things
lightsabers, Jedi and Sith, we’ve taken the next step on our craft can quest in an effort to bring
balance to the League of Beers force.

You’ll notice that this month’s 12 pack case now comes in a 6 pack case but with 2 cans in each
slot. This is our part of our continued partnership with South Africa’s first mobile canning
company, Tiny Keg. Not only are cans way better at keeping beer safe and fresh, but they are
also much better for our carbon footprint. Packaging weight and delivery costs are some of the
most challenging aspects of e-commerce. By moving over to cans we are drastically reducing
both and we’re using the savings to purchase better and even more exciting beers for you.

We ask for your patience over this transition period but rest assured that we’re doing our best to
make the transition as smooth as possible. If you encounter any hiccups along the way, or if you
just want to drop us a suggestion then pop us a mail at We’re also
always on the lookout for new beers to add to the mixed case and with Tiny Keg we are able to
hit any brewery and can beers fresh! So if you’ve got a favourite that you’d like us to check out
then let us know and we’ll see if we can make it happen. As always, we invite you to join the
craft conversation this May on @TastingLeague and until next month, may the force be with

Saggy Stone Brewing Company California Steam Ale, 500ml

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This is a workman's beer, with 6% alcohol it's strong in all aspects especially taste. Slightly hopsy with a crisp aftertaste. This being Saggy Stones most popular and best selling brew. A very old recipe from California, in the days before refrigeration, when beer was made in wooden kegs and stored underground to keep cool.

  • This flagship beer is an Ale made with lager yeast
  • Malty, slightly fruity, strong ale
  • Initial flavours of caramel, citrus and other fruity notes
  • Balanced with a good bitterness make this an exceptional beer
  • Goes well with very cheesy dishes
  • Refreshing and deceptively drinkable

Dissident Brewing Company Golden Ale, 330ml

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Dedicated to great beer, Dissident Brewing Company only use the finest ingredients and focus on their product first and foremost.

  • The apperance is golden in colour, brilliant clarity with a rocky white head that lasts until the last sip
  • Clean malt flavours balanced with a subtle hoppiness, followed by a smooth bitterness that lingers until you take that next refreshing sip
  • The aroma is of Tropical fruit, pine trees and dank hops, a burst of aroma from a 100% Simcoe dry hop
  • Premium imported malt, a blend of US and UK hops and American-style yeast

Stellenbosch Brewing Co Stellies Cherry Weiss, 330ml

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Expect a fragrant hit of fruitiness on the nose and a soft cherry subtleness on the palate to complement characteristic Weiss notes. You could call this vibrant and refreshing thirst quencher the cherry on top.

  • Appearance: Hazy blush gold
  • Aroma: Cherry, banana and a hint of spice
  • Flavour: Classic banana and spice Weiss flavours with a tart cherry twist
  • Mouthfeel: Smooth with a tangy finish

Riot Beer Valve IPA Can, 330ml

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Named after the full valve guitar amp because of its fuller tone and sustaining hop notes, this India Pale Ale has the hop heaviness of an American style, but the balance of a British style IPA. Some notes of guava and litchi upfront, with a classic bitter hop finish.

  • Appearance: Golden with a slight haze
  • Aroma: Tropical fruit and citrus
  • Flavour: Hefty flavours of guava, litchi with a grapefruit bitter finish
  • Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with a clean, bitter kick

Lakeside Misty Cliffs IPA, 330ml

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Lakeside Brewing Co take a cannonball into juicy IPA territory and the result is a dry-hopped fruit explosion that will keep you coming back sip after sip.

  • Surprisingly hazy-hued
  • This Juicy IPA has a medium to light body that’s been dry-hopped for a full-on fruity flavour, minus the bitter bite
  • Taste tropical explosions with creamy characters

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