Buxton, Derbyshire, UK
I was just talking about how there isn’t enough breweries in the midlands recently but thanks to a friendly man in the BrewDog BottleDog shop in Kings Cross he recommended me Buxton Brewery. There was a plethora of beers I could’ve gone for by Buxton Brewery in BottleDog (big up the wide selection of beers) but I went for a high ABV IPA, of course. Buxton is based in Burton in Derbyshire and was founded by Geoff Quinn in 2008. There are around 14 core beers and there’s a lovely tap room where you can try all the beers. Must. Go.
The Axe Edge was named in the top 20 IPAs in the world. I found out this after drinking it so my opinion of it is definitely not skewed. I would agree with that, it is certainly one of the best IPAs I’ve ever had from a UK brewery. It has the lovely fruity aroma you’d expect from an IPA and a very lovely foam head (of around two fingers). It’s a beautiful orange colour and absolutely delicious.
It’s incredibly hoppy. It is hopped with a blend of European, North American and New Zealand hops to create an absolutely wonderful taste and aroma. It has a strong ABV but I just taste the sweetness from the tropical fruits and the hops (Amarillo, Citra and Nelson Sauvin). This is a lovely beer that I could drink bottles and pints of by a brewery I want to investigate a lot of further. Props to you Buxton.