Take Up Space is a vanilla and raspberry spring stout that’s brewed in collaboration with Beer52 and The Queer Brewing Project, whose mission is to improve visibility for LGBTQ+ within the beer community and the provide more support in the wider world.
And if Take Up Space is anything to go by, there’s a big future ahead of them and I would be happy to let this one take up space in my beer cupboard anytime.
Take Up Space: Taste Test
Loads of raspberry in the flavour and even in the aroma, with a smooth flavour that combines with the vanilla flavour to make it more akin to a milkshake stout with the creamy flavour.
It’s so full of raspberries that it creates quite a tart flavour initially, but this mellows out into the fruity flavour and creaminess of the vanilla, which combines well with the taste of the stout to balance it beautifully.
It’s light too, but that doesn’t compromise the flavour which is deeper than you would think given the lightness and low ABV.
Take Up Space: Bottle Notes
The colours of this one relates directly to the flavours of the beer, with the pinks raspberry and similar hued trees and bushes on the background of vanilla-white.
There’s a 70s/80s vibe to this somehow, but i’m too young to identify any specific individuals, happily. It’s a very good bottle, one that would certainly stand out in the masses on a shelf, encouraging you to take up space in your trolley with it.
Buy Take Up Space Stout
As a collab with Beer52, you can of course buy from there for the cost of just £3.29.
At that price it’s worth a space in anyone’s fridge.