During the summer of 2020, the project Freddo Fox Brewery was born in Barcelona. Its founders Marcus Tybell (co-founder of Brewski in Sweden), Robin Barden, and Elliott Koning acquired the legendary Edge Brewing from Barcelona (of which Robin and Elliot were the Head Brewer and General Manager) to completely overturn the concept: they make a radical change of its brand identity, inspired by street art, with playful and artistic labels and a very urban look, and they begin to produce more experimental and higher quality beers packaged in a 33cl can format, unique for now in the Spanish craft beer scene. Beers loaded with the best hops; sours with fresh fruits; and black beers full of creativity. Since the launch of their first beers in January 2021, they have focused on having a large share of collaborations with well-established international breweries such as Northern Monk (England), Finback Brewery (USA), and Finback Brewery (USA). USA ) and North Brewing Co. (England) Marcus is in charge of the art of Freddo Fox, and he has been inspired by the traits of his dog's breed for the creation of the brand's logo, and by the street art present in the Poble Nou neighborhood, where it is located. the factory, for the illustrations of the labels.
“The idea behind the name is as follows: Freddo, which means cold in several languages, and Fox, an animal known to be very playful, mischievous and a bit annoying but also strong and powerful. This is how we unite something cold and something fun (cold and playful). ”
Beer: BULLETIN BORED
Style: DDH Double India Pale Ale
This bold Double-dry Hopped Double IPA has been brewed in collaboration with Finback Brewery in New York. When poured it is a deep, hazy golden color with a creamy white head. Tangerine, sweet pineapple and grapefruit emerge from a base of hop aromas. Juicy and full green hop flavors develop on the palate, complemented by some sweet tropical fruits. Medium carbonation and assertively bitter. Great body, with a silky mouthfeel.
Beer: THAT SMILE
Style: Fruited Gose
Freddo Fox hasn't stopped making “collabs” since its inception and that's why they decided to make this Gose with North Brewing Co. from Leeds, UK. Wild amounts of fruit make this beer a spectacular fruit juice. When served an intense burgundy color with a fluffy pink foam. The aroma of fresh blueberries is the first thing you can feel on your nose, followed by sweet stone fruits such as mango and peach. It's being in the tropics or in the forest, quite a walk! There's even a floral note, like jasmine on the nose. Juicy blueberries come through in the flavor along with more fresh mango. Lightly carbonated with a velvety mouthfeel, a touch of salt complements the beer's natural acidity and intensifies the “berry berry” flavors.
Beer: TAKE ME HOME
Style: India Pale Ale
Northern Monk from Leeds, is undoubtedly one of the most important references in the UK craft beer scene and it is with them that Freddo Fox makes this IPA, which It spills a rich hazy golden orange color with a rich and persistent creamy white head. Its aroma of citrus fruits is the first thing to notice, particularly a big hit of fresh orange juice, followed by sweet tropical fruits, mango and passion fruit, complemented by a nutty malt note. Juicy sweet orange flavors balanced by a lingering citrus bitterness. Full-bodied, medium carbonation, with a lingering bittersweet finish. Both refreshing and satisfying. Perfect for spring!
Beer: FLOATING INTO SPACE
Style: New England Double India Pale Ale
The New England IPA continues to be one of the most popular styles of beer and this double version does justice to this style that originates in New England, E. AND OR OR Its hops give it an aroma of fresh tropical fruit - mango and pineapple - as well as notes of pear, bergamot and lime zest. When served in the glass it is a hazy pale gold color with a fluffy white head. Juicy fruit flavors and sweet, nutty malt turn into hoppy herbal flavors in the mouth. Its alcoholic content is very well hidden by all these flavors, so you have to drink it little by little. At the end, herbal and peppery notes can be perceived from its hops.
Photo: Italo Morales
Renderings: Marcus Tybell (Freddo Fox Brewery)