Great Things are Hoppening With The Queer Brewing Project, and we’re here to tell you all about it! We don’t like to brag but Team Nonchalant were able to sample Queer Brewing Project’s commemorative beer, Fight Like Hell for Trans Day of Remembrance… hop hop hurray (sorry, couldn’t resist that one)! Read on to hear our review on their beers, and all about this East London project.
A Bit About The Queer Brewing Project
The Queer Brewing Project was founded in 2019 to provide a place for LGBTQ+ people in and around the beer community. Founder Lily Waite saw a lack of representation of LGBTQ+ people in the beer industry and set out to change that by starting the company. We love it!
Fight Like Hell is a DIPA, which stands for Double IPA (India Pale Ale). It was brought out to honour the Transgender Day of Remembrance, held on the 20th November. The Queer Brewing Project intended the beer to commemorate all those who lost their lives due to anti-trans violence, of which 10% of proceeds will be donated to Transmissions, a trans community hub in East London – as if we needed any more reasons to buy beer!?
This beer is suited to a wide range of drinkers, whether you’re a new beer drinker, a craft beer enthusiast, or you’ve had a few sips of a lager and thought beer wasn’t for you, we still encourage you to give this one a try or gift it to a beer connoisseur in your friendship group.
Upon first pouring the beer, we were greeted with a happy cloudy orange beer with a fluffy head, and after the first sniff, we were instantly hit with fruity top notes followed by a slightly bitter, pithy aroma.
For a beer that’s 8% ABV (holy sh*t, taxi for one), it doesn’t smell too strongly of booze, the fruitiness overpowers the bitterness which makes it more pleasing. The taste was very palatable and, worryingly, you may find it going down far too easy and unless you can handle your higher ABV craft beers, this one may be more of a sipper.
Or if you’re looking for a go-to drink before a night out this one may be your gal, and once you’re drunk enough head to one of London’s Best Queer Club Nights…but don’t blame us for the hangover.
Now The Technical Stuff…
The DIPA is hopped with Citra and Simcoe hops – Citra hop is what brings the smooth floral and fruity notes to the flavours and the Simcoe hops similarly bring notes of grapefruit and passion fruit, but also add earthy, pine notes to the beer as well. This means, although with the use of added hops, it’s usually extra fruity which can nicely overpower the bitterness of the hops.
You can find The Fight Like Hell beer in their web shop, or in countless bars and pubs around London, and across the country. Click here to see if you can try the beer yourself in a pub near you, or check out our article Best London Pubs for Lesbian Dates – and see if any of the pubs on the list stock Fight Like Hell.
If you’ve tried the beer let us know what you thought in the comment section below!Enjoy, Team Nonchalant xx