This beer was inspired by classic American beers like Flying Dog IPA, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and Stone Pale Ale. We wanted to make our own version so we could drink it as fresh as possible. When we started making Bosko in 2012 fresh American beers weren’t readily available in the U.K. That has changed, and so have the styles of I.P.A. favoured across the pond. The trend is for paler, drier, hop-bombs. Bosko has a more balanced approach because although it is loaded with aromatic American hops it is brewed with crystal malt. This gives it the sweetness characteristic of those beers we were trying to emulate back in the day.
Bosko Absoluto is the Imperial version and at 9% ABV it’s a ramped-up version of Bosko.
We photographed Bosko at one of our favourite local bars; Mother Kelly’s in Bethnal Green. There is always a great range of beer on draught and even more bottles in the many fridges. Highly recommended!
The Bosko Absoluto label was designed by graffiti artist Coby Walsh. It’s a playful and amusing rectification of the original Bosko label with Coby’s trademark characters wreaking their mischief all up in each other’s faces.