Full-flavoured, low ABV 'session' beers are becoming increasingly widespread and are great for those long Sunday afternoons. Crisp, clean and easy drinking, Neck Oil's floral hop aroma, flavours of grapefruit, pine and freshly cut grass combined with a light body and lingering, bitter finish make it a highly quaffable session pale ale.
Founded in 2011 by the amazingly-named Logan Plant, Beavertown was the old Cockney name given to the historic De Beauvoir area in London. The Beavertown brewery was set up in Duke's Brew & Que - a pub in De Beauvoir, Hackney, which quickly became famed for its authentic American BBQ and punchy craft beers.
The first thing you notice about a Beavertown brew is the packaging - futuristic, apocalyptic and totally entertaining whilst you enjoy your beer. They have an excellently variety to try, including a black IPA (!) and a smoked porter. If those sound a bit too experimental for your tastes, try their Pale Ale and Session IPA.