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Mixed Case: 10th Birthday Box

Mixed Case: 10th Birthday Box

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To celebrate our 10th birthday at Orbit Beers, we're championing our award-winning Köln lager Nico. In the birthday box you'll find classic Nico, Orbit’s barrel-aged Nico - Damson Blend: Cuvée de Cologne 2024, and the return of the Altbier Neu (last brewed in 2017).

4x Nico, Köln Lager 4.8%

4x Neu Altbier 4.7%

4x Damson Blend: Cuvée de Cologne 2024 6.8%

 

NicoKöln Lager 4.8%

Our 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.

Awards: Great taste* 2021, SIBA regional gold award for best premium craft keg lager 2022, SIBA national silver award for best premium craft keg lager 2022.

 

Neu, Altbier – 4.7%:

The Altbier ‘Neu’ was the third beer Orbit Beers brewed back in January 2014! Named after the 1970s Krautrock band Neu from Düsseldorf, the beer is back by popular demand in 2024 and is making an appearance for their 10th birthday this summer. 

Altbier originates from Düsseldorf, making it a fitting rival and neighbour to Orbit’s Kölsch-style beer, Nico.

Neu pours a deep amber colour with beautiful reddish hues. It offers a strong malt aroma, nutty and slightly toasty, with ester notes from the yeast. On the palate, expect bready malt flavours with a touch of sweetness and a hint of spice from the Pilgrim and Tettnang hops. It’s full-bodied yet dry, with a long-lasting bitterness.

 

Damson Blend: Cuvée de Cologne 2024 -6.8%

A brewer’s choice blend of complex, oak barrel-aged Nico on damsons, 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, allowing it to ferment with wild yeasts and specially selected strains of Brettanomyces. Freshly fermented Nico is added to the barrels atop a remnant of the previous year's barrel-aged Nico, creating a unique and evolving brew that retains a connection to its base beer, Nico, and past releases of Cuvée de Cologne.


For the Damson Blend, organic English damsons were added during the ageing process. This results in light aromas of toasted hay, oaky vanilla, and a subtle hint of lemon sherbet funk. Expect light, bready malt flavours with a jammy sweetness from the Damson plums, complemented by restrained bitterness, delicate acidity, and a champagne-like dry finish. 

 

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BRING YOUR OWN VINYL NIGHT

The second Friday of every month is 'Bring Your Own Vinyl' night at Orbit Beers Brewery & Taproom.
20 minutes on the decks gets you a free pint!

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