I love everything about beer. From the drinks themselves, to the breweries and taprooms they are made in and perhaps most importantly the pubs that serve them! This little blog mostly focuses on reviews of beers, particularly ones available in your supermarket craft beer isle or your local bottle shop. However, there will also be short spotlights of some of the pubs and taprooms I’ve … Continue reading Welcome to My Beer Blog
Just a couple stops on the train for me in Leyton lies Gravity Well brewing company under the railway arches. While they are featuring for the first time on my blog I have visited the taproom itself. I also got fairly drunk as they mostly make punchy ABV beers and I’d forgotten to eat (incredibly rookie error, I know)! I bought ‘Symmetries of Nature’ for … Continue reading Beer Review: Symmetries of Nature – Gravity Well
I bought a selection of beers from a fantastic zero waste and bottle shop in Leytonstone, East London called Stone Mini Mart who have an insane range of craft beers at very reasonable prices compared to others I’ve seen. First up from this selection is another beer review from Cornwall’s premier top of the hops brewery Verdant, based down in Falmouth. ‘Little Mountains We Move’ … Continue reading Beer Review: Little Mountains We Move – Verdant Brewing Co.
Nestled away in Devon, along the coast, is the town of Beer! Naturally when I was there a (fair) while ago I had to buy a ‘Beer from Beer’. Sadly it appears that both beer and the brewery are no longer in existence. The brewery was based in the town of Lyme Regis and it appears were brewing this beer especially for Rock Villa Off-Licence … Continue reading Beer Review: Beer From Beer – Town Mill Brewery
A tipple from Christmas day itself! A recent addition to the craft beer shelves of Lidl, Cold Town Beer, like many that appear on the budget supermarkets shelves, is from Scotland. Edinburgh to be precise. A fairly recent brewery, having started in 2018, they had a couple of weird sounding beers that naturally I had to pick up. First on the roster is their ‘Pornstar … Continue reading Beer Review: Pornstar Martini Ale – Cold Town Beer
And thus the Christmas backlog posts begin! I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas with friends, family and beer much like I did. I’ve drank plenty of beers (with lots more still to be drank) and as such have a bunch of beers ready to hit the review chopping block. First up today I thought I’d review some real ale with Three Tuns Brewery’s ‘XXX … Continue reading Beer Review: XXX The Pale Ale – Three Tuns Brewery
Lidl supermarkets are still on fine form when it comes to stocking a fairly wide variety of craft beers, particularly from Scottish breweries. Dundee’s 71 Brewing have been a staple in the Lidl lineup with a variety of styles and varying quality. Today’s review is titled ‘Wee Zesty’ and it is a 4% ‘Slushy’ Sour flavoured with Lemon Verbena. Despite the photo, the beer pours … Continue reading Beer Review: Wee Zesty – 71 Brewing Co.
Now there is plenty of argument that Beavertown Brewery is no longer craft beer since it’s acquisition by Heineken. My opinion is in total agreement and I hate that Neck Oil is the default session IPA in 80% of pubs. That said I don’t exclusively review craft, sometimes they make quite a nice beer and the art work is still pretty sweet! My Dad grabbed … Continue reading Beer Review: Heavy Gravity – Beavertown
While also stocking a fairly solid range of craft beer, Lidl also contract brew some beers as part of their own brand range. Often under the guise of a real sounding brewery, in this case ‘Down South Brewing’, they are often fairly poor, although there is the occasional gem where you have to respect the value of beer on offer. ‘Bitter Is Better’ is up … Continue reading Beer Review: Bitter Is Better – Down South Brewing (Lidl GB)
I’ve actually recently changed jobs but during the last couple of months at my previous site I was stocking quite a few beers from Battersea based Mondo Brewing Company. As a result I got the occasional special thrown my way, one of which is the beer up for review today. ‘Verhext’ is a West Coast IPA brewed with that ever popular Kveik yeast strain. Coming … Continue reading Beer Review: Verhext – Mondo x St Austell
When I saw this beer pop up on the shelves of Morrison’s booze aisle I couldn’t believe it. This Northern Monk collaboration with one of frozen food’s most iconic brands ‘Aunt Bessie’s’ was released around the time I first started this blog, as a one off special. It appears, however, that there has been a re-brew of the beer for the shelves of Morrison’s supermarkets. … Continue reading Beer Review: Jam Roly Poly – Northern Monk x Aunt Bessie’s