Brixton: Lush, Bright and Abundantly Rich With Beer

Mixed messages on the regional slang here. Gurt Lush originates from Bristol/Somerset, whilst Verdant (adjective: of countryside, green with grass or other rich vegetation, of the bright green colour of lush grass) Brewing come from Cornwall. But it’s fine – I’m basically from the Forest of Dean, which has the most inpenetrable, confusing, local dialect going – all aboard the broad church of the West Country slang bus! Pertinent nonetheless – we’ve got lots of …

LISTEN TO JAMES: HUNT THE BEST

The best beers that is, of course, you silly! We’ve really been trying to up our game recently on bringing you amazing beer from far and wide recently (say hello to Lithuania, Poland, Estonia and Croatia just for starters…), not to mention some supreme new and fresh kerrr-wahhllll-iteeee from our US brothers (that Sticky Hands DIPA by Block 15 has instantly become one of my all time favourites….pure West Coast Dreamin’) – dammit we done …

Stout! Stout! Let It All Out

We love great Imperial Stouts. Not only are they capable of possessing huge amounts of a wide variety of flavours but they offer a warming, comforting kick when the weather is This Bloody Freezing. Honestly – I just don’t want to go outside until at least March right now. At least. Let me hibernate, horizontally, in a onesie sleeping bag, heating cranked, listening to Sigur Ros to soothe my soul whilst sipping a marvellously warming …

February 1st Newsletter

BEVUARY? BEVBRUARY?

If January tussled endlessly between the warring factions of Tryanuary and Dry January (Dranuary? Nah) then I am henceforth declaring February to be Bevbruary. You can call it Bevuary if you like as it might roll off the tongue a tinge more easily, but with Bevbruary I can get in two beer punning references in one word. Winner. Why the declaration? Because you are not shackled by resolutions and limitations anymore with the arrival of …

Ghost Whale Big Bottle Offer - Cigar City Raspberry Halo.

BIG BOTTLE PIF – JUNE 2017 – CIGAR CITY’S RASPBERRY HALO

Last month you may have seen that we launched our Big Bottle PIF (Pay It Forward) offer, giving you a bottle from the top shelf at cost price. The Bruery’s Jardinier was a sell out (literally) success in May and now that we’ve ticked over into June, so too does the beer. It’s officially the start of meteorological summer and un-officially the start of raspberry season. Whilst this may well have you clambering for the …

MONTHLY BIG BOTTLE ‘PIF’ OFFER LAUNCHED

You know we stock a massive range of beers right? Our top shelf is pretty damn comprehensive, full of rare delights from around the world. Bigger beers, especially small batch specials from some of the world’s best breweries tend to get a little more pricey and this can be off putting to many people. We don’t want anyone missing out on great beer, especially if it’s because of something as simple as a price tag …

Work Starts on the Garden

We are lucky enough to have a fantastic sun-trap of an outdoor space at our shop in Brixton. We’ve kept it quiet whilst we’ve been focused on getting things running smoothly inside but now the weather’s beginning to brighten up, so too is our garden. The plans that our supremely talented interior designer Naomi Doran drew up many months ago are now coming to life. Stuart is back to using a saw and paintbrush whilst …

Ghost Whale taps and neon sign

We’re Open!

Ghost Whale is now officially open for business. We’ve been working relentlessly for 18 months on an idea whereby the seeds were sown from eye opening visits to both Bitter Virtue nearly 4 years ago (an incredible bottle shop with a massive beer selection in Southampton) and Milroy’s following their refit (a legendary whiskey shop in Soho which is now has a small bar upstairs and a speakeasy cocktail bar downstairs). These business showed us how friendly, inclusive, fun and …

Shop Fit Elevation Drawings

We’re Opening in Brixton!

It’s official, we are opening a bottle shop and tap room! That’s right. After much time, preparation and organisation, the fit-out is well under way and on track for our plan to open early in December. You’ll be able to find Ghost Whale at 70 Atlantic Road in the heart of Brixton, South London where we’ll be offering up a huge selection of the best craft beers we can get our hands on. As well …