Orbit's story began when their founder, Robert, set off on a journey in his VW campervan, Brian. His mission was clear: to discover beer in the land of whisky! This expedition took him (and Brian) to every single brewery in his native Scotland, from the northernmost island in Shetland to the Outer Hebrides, the Scottish Borders and even his home town of Dundee. The result was a book called The Tea Leaf Paradox and a burning desire to create Orbit Beers.
They moved into our double railway arch in Walworth, South London in early 2014 brewing their first batch there on July 1st of the same year. In childhood friends knew Robert as ‘Orbit’, a result of childhood difficulties pronouncing ‘Robert’. At the inception of the brewery, it seemed fitting to bring to life that early nickname to form their logo and name, Orbit Beers.
Named for the founder of one of the Orbit team's favourite Independent record labels – 4AD. A man who’s name also inspired the opening track (Ivo) from 4AD band Cocteau Twins’ third album – Treasure.
This has a lovely golden colour with tropical guava, peach, pine and light citrus on the nose & the palate. Intensely hoppy, with oats for a smooth mouthfeel, & a dry bitter finish. Best enjoyed fresh.