Wild Card Brewery, Jack of Clubs
An impressive debut from William at his Walthamstow-based Wild Card Brewery, this is truly a Ruby Ale, with a vibrant fruity nose. Hints of caramel and vibrant hops are nicely balanced on the malt-driven palate - there's a fair dose of crystal malts, both dark and light.
If this is a sign of things to come, bring it on. The beautifully designed bespoke playing cards add a suitably stylish flourish.
We came across this at the inaugural Craft Beer Rising event in London's East End. Definitely one for the diary next year.
We're waiting to hear where you can get hold of this, so we'll keep you posted.