On 2nd July we're celebrating our 8th Birthday at the Taproom and we would love you to join us. We've been brewing and serving beers in the railway arches off Walworth Road in South London for 8 years now, and we're celebrating with our flagship beer - Nico!
We're releasing a new birthday beer, Double Kolsch - XX Nico 8%, as well as our Cuvee de Cologne 2022 (barrel-aged Nico), fresh on the taps this weekend. We'll also have delicious food from @lightninhotthings, great music, DJs, and impeccable vibes throughout.
This year, we're not only celebrating the 8th birthday of the Brewery, but it's been a year since we've opened our taproom across the road. A huge thank you to everyone that has joined us for a beer this past year!
“We are so happy to be celebrating our 8th year in the same site under the railway arches in Walworth. Managing to double the size of our brewery earlier this year, and make it through the pandemic as a team, this is an exciting time for Orbit Beers, and we want to celebrate with the community that has supported us throughout.”
Robert Middleton, Founder of Orbit Beers.
It's All About Nico
Orbit Beers bring a modern approach to European traditions. Taking classic styles and making them their own, with elements of finesse and drinkability.
Orbit’s award-winning Nico Köln Lager is typical of a Cologne Kölsch and is named after musician Christa Päffgen under her singing alias Nico, who hailed from Cologne, the city of Kölsch.
Nico offers a delicate balance of malt and hops that is synonymous with the Kölsch style, and a soft bitterness with a crisp, thirst-quenching, dry finish. Look for green apple and pear drop notes from the distinctive Kölsch yeast.
The New Beers
XX Nico - Double Kölsch 8%
The Double Kölsch was the first White Label Series Beer Orbit produced back in January 2016. With their 8th Birthday coming up this July, they decided to brew this one again to celebrate, coming in at 8%!
Fans of Nico will enjoy this extra-strength Kölsch with its pale golden colour and fluffy white head. Aromas of cereal malts with subtle notes of pear, green apple, and herbal hops. Expect to taste a smooth, malty sweetness, balanced bitterness, and a hint of boozy warmth with a long, crisp finish.
Pairs well with birthday cake!
Cuvée de Cologne 2022 - 5.8%
A brewer’s choice blend of complex, oak barrel-aged Nico, this super limited release is an annual treat among Orbit drinkers!
Every year Orbit Brewers barrel age a small portion of Nico in a solera system, leaving it to ferment with some wild yeasts as well as specially selected strains of Brettanomyces.
When they fill the barrels with freshly fermented Nico, they do so on top of a small portion of BA Nico left behind from the previous year’s incarnation. This annual process allows the Cuvée de Cologne to change and develop year on year, whilst retaining links to Nico – the base beer, and previous releases of Cuvée de Cologne.
From the 2022 batch, you can expect aromas of toasted hay, oaky vanilla, and a subtle funk of lemon sherbet. Smooth bready malt flavours with retrained bitterness, delicate acidity, and a champagne-like dry finish.
The Birthday Box
We're now offering a limited edition Birthday Box on the webshop, so you can join in the celebrations at home and try classic Nico Koln Lager alongside the XX Nico, 8% Double Kolsch, and the Cuvee de Cologne 2022 (barrel-aged Nico).