The Byker-based firm is offering two choices – a chocolate lime stout or an orange and ginger pale ale – with the winner picked by an online vote.
“We know it’s early, but we want people to choose what our Christmas special will be,” said the brewery’s Sam Capper. “Voting is now open to ensure we have enough time to order ingredients and have the beer ready to go on sale at the start of December, and give people plenty of time to cast your votes.
“With previous Christmas specials including last year’s Black Cascade and the now highly popular Cherry Stout, this year’s beer has a lot to live up to.
“And after much deliberation we have decided on two potential recipes, and now you must decide which one we brew.”
Sam said the chocolate lime stout would take inspiration from a “traditional boiled sweet” and be “a thick, rich and smooth 5.4% stout, brewed with real chocolate, dark malts, limes, lime zest and citrusy hops.”
By contrast the orange and ginger pale ale would be “a 4.4% pale ale flavoured with warming ginger and fresh oranges for a wintery, Christmas themed brew,” Sam said.
To vote for which beer you’d like to see Tyne Bank Brewery make – and release in cask and keg for the festive season – click here.