Nightliner by Signature Brew
Coffee Porter, 5.7%
For this beer Signature recruited expert London coffee roasters, Curved Brick Co, to help deliver the intense and complex flavours of this rich coffee porter. Buckle up for an abundance of dark chocolate and forest fruits hints.
The live tasting of this beer was on 8th April 2021 #BeerBods
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Signature Brew was founded by cousins Sam McGregor and Tom Bott when they grew tired of going to great gigs and drinking crap beer. Everything at the brewery is inspired by music and the team’s favourite bands.
“Music has been central from the start and we pride ourselves on doing it better than any other brewery” explains John Longbottom, who is Head of Marketing at Signature Brew having previously worked at Kerrang!.
Mastodon, alt-J, Mogwai and Enter Shikari have all been up to their elbows in hops making beer with the Signature Brew team at their HQ in Leyton, East London. You might need to be up to speed with modern rock music to have heard of Slaves, who hosted an anarchic live beer tasting on Sunday brunch with the beer they made with the Signature Brew team. Everyone has heard of the band with which they collaborated next. Signature supplied the beer for The Foo Fighters Arms when the band took over The Dundee Arms in Bethnal Green for a night. Some night it was too. Apparently.
“We're fortunate to have done some incredible things so far and there are a lot more coming”, says John with an excitable grin.
A solid core range featuring Backstage IPA, Studio Pilsner, Roadie IPA and this week’s beer, Nightliner, saw them win the Society of Independent Brewers Association’s (SIBA) Brewery Business of the Year award in 2018 and then again earlier this year. We asked them to introduce Nightliner:
“Step aboard a nightliner tour bus and you’ll immediately realise there are two things fuelling its rock’n’roll passengers: beer and coffee. For this journey we recruited expert London coffee roasters, Curved Brick Co, to help deliver the intense and complex flavours of this rich coffee porter. Buckle up for an abundance of dark chocolate and forest fruits hints and enjoy the ride.”
Signature Brew opened a concept Taproom & Venue in Haggerston, which offers 10 lines of beers and plays host to live music and events. This year will see the brewery kick on again, we can’t wait to see what they do next.