Orbit Beers and Tap Social Movement go way back, so we finally decided to get together and brew a beer! Introducing our Belgian Wit - All Hands on Zest.
Tap Social grew out of a passion for good beer and social justice. They are a craft brewery and hospitality organisation that creates employment and training for ex-offenders because they believe that everyone benefits when no one is excluded from the job market.
Tap Social Movement was founded in 2016 by Paul, Amy and Tess. Having experience in a range of positions across the criminal justice system, they have all witnessed the difficulty people face when trying to turn their lives around after coming into contact with the law. A lack of support and assistance is available for those trying to navigate complicated career pathways, and criminal records often dissuade employers from hiring otherwise eligible candidates.
Tap Social have three community spaces in Oxfordshire that you can visit. Check out the Botley taproom (home of the original brew house), the White House by Tap Social (the community cafe, bar and kitchen in central Oxford) and Tap Social Lock29 (their bar within Banbury's Lock29).
The Orbit Beers team headed down to Tap Social Brewery in Oxford to brew a Belgian Wit beer. Head Brewers Paul and Jason came up with the recipe and the rest of the team went down to assist with production and zest a whole lot of blood oranges.
The result is a lightly spiced Belgian Wit hopped with Mandarina Bavaria and embellished with crushed coriander seeds, grains of paradise, and blood orange zest. This refreshing, light and dry Wit beer at 4.6% has notes of citrus and bubblegum with floral aromas to it, followed up by subtle spices of pepper and ginger.
It will be on tap in Tap Social Taproom in Oxford and Orbit Beers Taproom in Walworth, South London from 31st March and is now available on the webshop in 440ml cans.