In a nutshell: Sweet and complex Milk Stout from Esher's Big Smoke Brew Co.
The lowdown: A smooth, sweet and well rounded award winning milk stout. Cocoa, roasted espresso beans, lactose and premium Madagascan vanilla means that this is a stout packed with flavour. Unfined and unfiltered.
After starting out in 2014 by brewing at the back of their own pub, The Antelope in Surbiton, at which time most of the beer they brewed passed through the pumps of the pub itself and never got further afield. Since then they've grown steadily due, in no small way, to the sheer tastiness of their brews.
In late 2018, with the help of investment from a few individuals who share their values, they were able to relocate the brewery in nearby Esher which will give them the capacity to increase production in line with the demand they've generated. What started out as a little hobby by a few enthusiatic people has become quite an enterprise brewing delicious beers.