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10 beers to try before you die

PUBLISHED: 12:39 29 September 2017 | UPDATED: 12:39 29 September 2017

Try a world of new beers at The Secret Beer Club. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Try a world of new beers at The Secret Beer Club. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto

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Experts Beer&Co share their top beers you’ve really got to sample.

Have you heard of the Secret Beer Club? Okay, that’s probably a stupid question - it’s a secret right?

Until now. The team behind Ipswichs Beer&Co have launched the brand new initiative to inspire and delight Suffolk’s beer lovers, with the club meeting at a secret venue in Ipswich on the first Thursday of every month, from 7.30pm.

Ticket holdres are only told of the venue during the days leading up to the session, with the next one taking place on October 5.

Expect everything from American craft brews, to traditional beers, wild and sour beers, porters, stouts - the range will be eclectic, interesting and different every time.

Beer&Co have teamed up with beer reviewer Jake Overton to share their favourite 10 beers you simply have to try. Greg Cooper of Beer&Co said: “We have aimed to keep the range of styles broad to satisfy all tastes. One thing’s for certain - all of them are absolute stunners.”

10 beers to try before you die

1. Kees Caramel Fudge Stout - Netherlands - 11.5%

The perfect beer to have instead of a dessert. The caramel sweetness is backed up by rich dark malts and a silky mouth feel.

2. Belching Beaver Orange Vanilla IPA - USA - 6.9%

This beer is like someone melted an orange fruit split and mixed it with a juicy IPA. A crazy concept executed perfectly.

3.The Alchemist Focal Banger IPA - USA - 7%

Focal Banger does not get as much love as its bigger brother Heady Topper, but it is worth a try if you can get it.

4. Little Earth Project India Export Porter - UK - 6.4%

This is not your average porter, more akin to a Flemish Red. It has a slight sour cherry edge to it too.

5. Deya Steady Rolling Man Pale Ale - UK - 5.2%

New England style pale ales are this breweries forte and Steady Rolling Man is our pick of the range.

6. Burning Sky Cuvee Saison/Lambic Blend - UK - 6.5%

Earthy notes, citrus fruits and sourness lead the charge in the unique beer. Great that it comes in a 750ml sharing bottle too.

7. Oskar Blues Ten Fidy Imperial Stout - USA - 10.5%

This beer is a classic that can still make a hardened beer geek go weak at the knees. Rich, full-bodied and flavours of roasted coffee.

8. Westvleteren 12 Belgian Quad - Belgium - 10.2%

Westy 12 is considered to be one of the best beers in the world, that maybe due to its rareness but it is a beer you need to tick off the list.

9. Mikkeller SpontanPassionfruit Sour Ale - Denmark - 7.7%

The Spontan series of beers are all great and are all worthy of this list, the passion fruit one is a good place to start.

10. Cloudwater DIPA’s - UK - Around 9%

Many of these could make our ‘Top 10’ as they are all gorgeous - and Cloudwater never produce the same beer twice. If you see DIPA on the can give it a go.

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