Ding Dong! What's behind the door of my Beer Hawk advent calendar on Day 5? I'm crossing my fingers and hoping it's beer shaped.
My wish has been granted - it is indeed a bottle of beer! A bottle of Proteus IPA from Siren Craft Brew in Berkshire at a whopping 6.9% ABV. Proteus is a pale ale series that Siren have run in 2016, with this one being Volume II and reportedly less citrus than the first batch.
From the Siren website:
Proteus is a series devised to make the most of three hops, with this volume using Mosaic, Chinook and Cascade. Siren have brewed three pale ales using the combination before creating this dialled-up IPA version, based on everything their brewers have learned about the hops and how they work together.
Found for sale on Hoptimism for £3.27 and on Honest Brew for £3.59
6.9% in a 330ml bottle