The Beer Boutique was born out of love. In 2010, there weren’t any specialist beer shops. It was almost impossible to get a Belgian beer in London. But boy, did we want one. So we opened our own shop in Putney and filled it with the beer that we wanted to drink.
Our home from home
There weren’t many customers in the early days. And not much beer either. Beavertown hadn’t started yet. The Kernel was just homebrewing. But we didn’t care. It was our haven from the world. Our place. Our home.
Beer geek normality
The UK beer scene has exploded since those early days. We have so many great breweries to choose from and so many new ones to discover. But our stores are still a place to enjoy beer. To love it. Or to learn to love it.
Exploration is the fun bit
We spend our days helping people to explore the endless world of beer. To find that perfect beer. And we still fill our shops with beer that we want to drink.
Chat, chill, drink
Come and visit us, have a chat, listen to some great music and try some beer. You can drink any of our beers in any of our stores. With a friend. With a group of friends. Or just with our staff. Many of our customers are now good friends.
Your offline social network. Your haven. Your home.
The concept was to create a juicy tropical beer. A brew you can sit on and drink all day, rammed with juicy malts and huge tropical aromas of mango and grapefruit. Massive additions of whole leaf American hops are added in ever increasing numbers at the end of the boil giving huge hop flavour. The beer is then dry hopped for days, driving the punchy aromas so you can smell it from miles away!
The American-bred Citra hops made its splash into the industry with a bang, taking over the craft brewing scene by storm with its otherworldly tropical fruit flavour and aroma. Our take on this juicy hop takes the best of its exceptional characteristics to brew a bold yet balanced IPA. A simple base of British pale malt is coloured by small kettle additions of our UK and US hops blend for a soft, fruity bitterness. Come dry hopping time, we hit high gear with 16kg of Citra spread over three additions, layering them into the beer for the ultimate juicy, resinous taste experience and an aroma of tropical fruit that lures your olfactory sense from across the room.
Aged for over a year in French Merlot barrels, Barrica #22 is an imperial stout - complex and elegant ensemble of roasted malts preceded by oak and vanilla aromas. This is the first in a series of barrel lot releases from Edge’s barrel-ageing portfolio.
This baby drinks like mango lassi transporting you to a lazy hazy Indian summer day on the beach in Goa, pouring like thick mango juice, rich, sticky mango juice. That aroma of tropical overripe mangos and pulped peaches hits your nose a yard from the glass bathing you in sweet fruity sunshine.
Fluffy, moussy, velvety and smooth as it passes your lips the mango and peach is pricked up with fresh, zesty tangerine that lingers to a black pepper bitterness for a bit of exotic spice.
OUR BEER JOURNAL
We love talking about beer. And writing about beer. Our team are incredibly knowledgeable but love to keep learning. We'll try and pass on what we know here.