Orbit Beers London
Ivo Pale Ale
Walworth, London, UK
A mile or so from Oval tube station you’ll find Orbit Beers underneath another railway arch. You see South East London and railway arch and immediately think of the Bermondsey breweries but Orbit Beers London is based in largely unknown Walworth. It is a very new brewery having only been open for trade since last summer in July time. This is a brewery with goals, ambitions and a business plan. A plan for a taproom, more beers and an impressive van.
The journey started with a VW camper van called Brian and an exploration of Scotland. Months of planning, advice and and talking to the brewing community Orbit was born. There is a core range of three beers at present, Ivo (pale ale), Nico (a Köln style lager) and finally Neu (an altbier). I picked up Ivo from Clapton Craft after hearing very good things about the brewery on Twitter and from the guys at Clapton Craft. This American style pale ale named Ivo pours a hazy golden colour and has a very strong citrus aroma.
It is refreshing with the right amount of bitterness from the citrus and sweetness from the hops. It is a very crisp pale ale that is very drinkable. It has a surprisingly high ABV of 5.3% but drinks very easily and certainly doesn’t taste like a 5.3% beer. I can see Orbit doing very well in 2015 and expect to see them in more pubs and shops in the months to come.