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Top 3 craft beer recommendations for June 2021- Ayinger - Mad Squirrel - Freddo Fox

Updated: Nov 10, 2021

It is time for Zurich Beer Tour's Top 3 beers for June 2021. Simona decided to feature a beer from one of the most well known #traditional Bavarian breweries. Sandro's top beer for June is a of course a #hoppy sensation, a double IPA from the UK . This month's staff pick is also an IPA, this beer from #Catalonia is a more modern take on the style. Let's do this!


Simona's pick: Ayinger Privatbrauerei (DE) - Celebrator Doppelbock

The Beer:

This beer is a #German classic. The name "Celebrator" goes back to one to the so called Salvator by the Paulaner Brewery, originally brewed for the feast of St. Francis of Paola. Nowadays a lot of breweries use names ending in -ator as a signpost of the style. The Doppelbock is a dark and strong bottom fermented brew, focusing on aromas of #roasted malt, like coffee, caramel and even a hint of chocolate. As the name suggests, this beer style is a stronger (doppel = double) version of the German #Bockbier, a beerstyle that originates in city of Einbeck, Germany.

The Brewery:

Located in Aying, Germany this brewery is one of the most well known #traditional Bavarian breweries. Founded in 1878 by Johann Liebhard, this brewery has since brewed several styles of beers, of which many have won international beer #awards. Their production range consist of 15 different beers, some of which are only brewed seasonally and some are available all year round. The range included well known styles like #Helles and #Hefeweizen but also local specialties like #Maibock and #Kirtabier.

Our food pairing recommendation:

Cream cheese with honey


Sandro's pick: Mad Squirrel (UK) - Sapwood DIPA

The Beer:

This beer is an awesome combination of a classic #English, hoppy west coast and malt forward double IPA. And it features all the great aromas that come from those styles: citrus, pine, resinous sweetness and an awesome #bitterness. This brew is a welcome change to all the tropical almost non-bitter DIPAs that are being served in beer bars all over the globe. Not that we don't like those, but it is nice to have a beer that shows also the beauty of a bitter beer.

The Brewery:

Mad Squirrel is located in #Hertfordshire, England, just outside of London. They were founded in 2010 and they have even opened 6 #Taprooms until today. Their three main goals are:

-To produce the best beer possible

-To share our passion and products with as many people as possible

-To continually evolve; bettering ourselves, our products, our reach and our impact.

They started with a brewing system that produced about 50'000 litres of beer in their first year, nowadays their #brewery has evolved and produces over a million litres annually.

Our food pairing recommendation:

Spicy Tacos


Zurich Beer Tour's pick: Freddo Fox (ESP) - Not Even the Sky Is the Limit NEIPA

The Beer:

This beer is a super juicy #NewEngland IPA, perfect to drink in the sun of #Barcelona. It was brewed with huge amounts of 4 different hop strains: Citra, Simcoe, Enigma & Columbus. The beer features aromas of grapefruit, peach and mango. It has a really big body for a beer with just 6.5% ABV, but it's still super drinkable. The perfect beer to have several of, sitting in front of a #bodega. And of course the name is ingenious.

The Brewery:

Freddo Fox is a really new brewery, it was founded in 2021 3 by guys with lots of #brewing experience (2 of them were part of Edge Brewing from Spain and 1 was part of Brewski, Sweden) . The #history of this brewery is obviously not very rich of stories yet, but they have already produced amazing beers. Especially the IPA's we tried were amazing.

Our food pairing recommendation:

Cassoleta de cheddar, xistorra i salsa chipotle


These are our three beers for June. Which ones were your favorite brews this month? Tell us in the comments!

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Stay tuned for our July recommendations!


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