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.
'Nico' hailed from Cologne, the city of Kölsch, an obergäriges (top-fermented) lagerbier. Pours pale golden. Fragrant herbal hop aroma with lemon citrus and green apple notes. Light on the palate, a touch of bready maltiness, with more assertive hop character. The crisp bitterness makes it eminently drinkable. Look for the pear drop notes from the distinctive Kölsch yeast.