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
Today’s beer was also a gift (lots of my stock are to be fair, I’m very easy to buy for) from a friend at work! ‘Das Ist Techno Sex’ is a Passion fruit and Key Lime Gose from nomadic Glasgow brewers ‘Up Front’. The term ‘nomadic’ in the beer world tends to mean a brewery that rents/hires another brewery to make their beer as they … Continue reading Beer Review: Das Ist Techno Sex – Up Front Brewing
Straight Up Sour, Watermelon Edition, was one of the beers that my fantastic friends, Sam and Emma, brought back from Canada with them. It is brewed by Toronto based Radical Road. This series of sour beers appears to be one of the core offerings from the brewery with a whole variety of different fruit based sours on offer. I was very excited to dip into … Continue reading Beer Review: Straight Up Sour (Watermelon) – Radical Road Brewing Co.
Wow! It’s been a long while since I’ve actually sat down to write a review and not just posted something from my drafts. I have certainly missed it and hopefully I’ll start being able to write about more beer and maybe even get some nice snaps of pub beer gardens while we’ve got the sun. Anyway, today’s beer is one that’s been in the supermarkets … Continue reading Beer Review: Mind Haze – Firestone Walker Brewing Company
This beer from Cromarty Brewing Co. in Scotland is one of the last I have that aren’t barrel aged (saving those for a special occasion). Raptor is part of the core can range offered by the brewery and is a 5.5% IPA using Simcoe and Ekuanot, but with a focus on the later. Previous beers from their core range have been very lovely so was … Continue reading Beer Review: Raptor – Cromarty Brewing Co.
Peanut Butter Prophecy is one of the last beers I bought from a local bottle shop before it closed down earlier this year. I had always wanted to try a beer from Spanish based brewers Basqueland and it just so happened to be a collaboration with well-known American brewers, Great Notion. As the name implies, it is a Peanut Butter based Imperial Pastry Stout with … Continue reading Beer Review: Peanut Butter Prophecy -Basqueland x Great Notion
Wow! It’s been a long time since I’ve reviewed a beer from my local brewery Pretty Decent. I’ve been drinking plenty in their taproom but haven’t got around to writing about any of them. Well I’ve picked up a few cans to start documenting the first being this one; 5ft 9 In Cuban Heels. This Double IPA, from a month or so back to be … Continue reading Beer Review: 5ft 9 in Cuban Heels – Pretty Decent Beer Co.
Pastore Brewing is a new brewery for based in Waterbeach near Cambridge. They exclusively brew sour beers, from their signature Waterbeach Weisses to Sour IPAs and Pastry Sours. This particular beer is part of that signature series and is fruited with peach and apricot. I bought this beer in what used to be one of my local bottle shops; Arch Rivals. It has sadly closed … Continue reading Beer Review: Waterbeach Weisse (Peach & Apricot) – Pastore Brewing & Blending
One of my lovely friends and colleagues at work got me some beer for Christmas, one of which included my favourite South West brewery, the Falmouth based Verdant! ‘The Future is Uncertain’ is an 8% DIPA featuring a triple drop of New Zealand’s finest hops; Motueka, Nelson Sauvin and (a new one for me) Waimea. Visually, the beer looks absolutely insane. Pure mango juice looking … Continue reading Beer Review: The Future is Uncertain – Verdant Brewing Co.
Today’s review is another beer very generously gifted to me from my friends over at World Beer Explorers, Sam & Emma, and another beer to have made the journey across the pond from Canada. This ‘Blueberry Blonde’ is a core range beer from Ontario based Broadhead Brewery who were established in 2011. I find blonde beers aren’t to prevalent here in the UK, so to … Continue reading Beer Review: Blueberry Blonde – Broadhead Brewery
If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you will know about my guilty pleasure for trying ownbrand beers from the supermarkets. Particularly ALDI and Lidl who also create their own fake craft beer brand names like this one, The Hop Foundry from the former. Previous beers I have had from this range have genuinely been some of the worst brews I’ve ever had. … Continue reading Beer Review: Stout About It – The Hop Foundry (ALDI)