No Food For Lazy Man - Strong Golden Ale 6.0%
No Food For Lazy Man is a beer made in collaboration with Nigerian Artist Emeka Ogboh for his summer 2023 exhibition at South London Gallery. In the bustling megacity of Lagos, there's a popular saying "No Food For Lazy Man” that encapsulates the city that never sleeps. This saying extends into the hearts and minds of those who emigrate in search of a different life.
This 6% Strong Golden Ale is a warm golden colour with a big, fluffy white head. It has sweet, malt aromas with gentle ginger undertones and a woody brightness.
Expect malt biscuit flavours, followed by resinous, herbal thyme notes. A warming sweetness from the malts and sugar cane, balanced by a moreish bitterness from the English hops, and a peppery, spiced finish from the Calabash Nutmeg, & Melegueta Pepper.
Known as ‘Little Lagos’, Peckham is home to one of the largest Nigerian diaspora communities in the UK. Lagos, Peckham, Repeat: Pilgrimage to the Lakes is a major group exhibition looking at the connections between Lagos in Nigeria and Peckham in South East London.
The exhibition highlights the relationships, culture, shared history, communities and art that link the two places. Themes explored include transnational exchange, a sense of place, and the contemporary metropolis.
Ogboh is known for his multi-sensory exhibitions and has made several collaborative beers with breweries all over the world. This Strong Golden Ale celebrates migrant resilience. It connects Peckham and Lagos, through local Southwark brewery Orbit Beers and the use of English hops alongside traditional Nigerian ingredients - Sugar Cane, Calabash Nutmeg, & Melegueta Pepper. The beer was also fermented at Orbit Brewery under Ogboh’s sound installation so that the beer is “vibrating to the sound of Lagos”.