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Welcome to My Beer Blog

I’ve always wanted to start up a food blog but never really found the time. I love eating more or less anything so it made perfect sense to share that love with other people and give myself a new hobby. Unfortunately with the current situation this is probably the wrong time to start up a food blog. Thankfully I have another passion: beer! So I’ve … Continue reading Welcome to My Beer Blog

Beer Review: Black Hop Down – Cromarty Brewing Co.

The second brewery shop that I popped into, while up in Scotland recently, was Cromarty Brewing Co. They are, of course, based near the town of Cromarty on the Black Isle and it’s their 10th Anniversary this year! I picked up a few of their beers but ‘Black Hop Down’ sounded the most interesting due to the style. You don’t often see Black IPA’s, a … Continue reading Beer Review: Black Hop Down – Cromarty Brewing Co.

Beer Review: Luminous Lights – 71 Brewing Co.

My penultimate review from the beers I tried up in Scotland. This one is from Dundee based 71 Brewing from who I’ve tried a few beers previously. ‘Luminous Lights’ is a Limited Edition beer that I picked up from Lidl and it’s a 5.2% New England IPA. I’ve previously tasted, but not reviewed, 71 Brewing’s ‘Luminous Nights’ which was a boozy DIPA. It wasn’t too … Continue reading Beer Review: Luminous Lights – 71 Brewing Co.

Beer Review: The Big Sleep – Black Isle Brewery

A long time ago, back when I was first starting this blog, I reviewed the majority of Black Isle Brewery’s, readily available core range. Their specials are rather hard to find online and in bottle shops so it was only fair to pay them a visit while I was up in Scotland a couple weeks back. I picked up a whole host of brews that … Continue reading Beer Review: The Big Sleep – Black Isle Brewery

Beer Review: Intuition – Wold Top Brewery

After a very long and stressful weekend at work I’ve actually not drunk very much alcohol at all! And wanting to keep posting no/low alcohol beers on a Monday I gave another one a try. My Dad is a big fan of Wold Top Brewery, for their gluten free selection, and bought me their low alcohol pale ale to try. ‘Intuition’ is under 0.5% ABV … Continue reading Beer Review: Intuition – Wold Top Brewery

Beer Review: Faith in Futures – Northern Monk

Today’s review is another beer that I took up with me to bonnie Scotland last week! I’ve always liked Northern Monk and they dropped a few new beers into the supermarkets a couple of months back. This one is called ‘Faith in Futures’ and it is as double dry-hopped IPA at 6.5% ABV. It’s a collaboration with artist Insa but the beer is also a … Continue reading Beer Review: Faith in Futures – Northern Monk

Beer Review: Rancho Rosa – Drygate Brewing Co.

While I was up in Scotland, I naturally raided their Lidl’s to see what Scottish beers they had in stock. One of the most commonly occurring breweries was Glasgow based Drygate Brewing Co. I’ve not had one of their beers for a little while so I picked up the lot that were available. ‘Rancho Rosa’ sounded like the weirdest of the bunch. It’s a raspberry … Continue reading Beer Review: Rancho Rosa – Drygate Brewing Co.

Beer Review: Reflections In The Present – Wylam x Forest & Main

My Wylam Brewery beers are really starting to wane now and I only have one or two left. ‘Reflections in the Present’ is a wild mixed fermentation saison in collaboration with a brewery from across the pond; Forest and Main. They are based in a little town out in Pennsylvania and appear to specialise in this style. Saisons remain a bit of a mystery and … Continue reading Beer Review: Reflections In The Present – Wylam x Forest & Main

Beer Review: Big Bad Stout – Dancing Man Brewery

I’ve taken my newly discovered south coast brewery, Dancing Man, up North with me as well this week. One of the two beers I bought to takeaway when I was down in Southampton, ‘Big Bad Stout’ is exactly what it says on the tin. Rocking up at a hefty 6.8% ABV it’s just a classic stout based on a recipe from 1890! No adjuncts, no … Continue reading Beer Review: Big Bad Stout – Dancing Man Brewery

Beer Review: Ossian – Inveralmond Brewery

Naturally, being in Scotland, I have of course purchased a few beers from some classic Scottish brewers. This beer is from Inveralmond Brewery, who I haven’t heard of, and who are the sister brewery to the more widely known Innis & Gunn. Long time readers will know that golden ales are my favourite traditional ale style so this was a no brain pick up in … Continue reading Beer Review: Ossian – Inveralmond Brewery