Apologies for the two day hiatus, had a driving test recently so have been slightly preoccupied! A new brewery today back from Lidl’s craft beer festival. This is 71 Brewing’s ‘Left Coast’, an appropriately named West Coast IPA at 5.4% ABV. I’ve actually seen this beer still kicking around in some Lidl shops so if it takes your fancy after this review you might still … Continue reading Beer Review: Left Coast – 71 Brewing
Another beer from Morrisons new craft beer range and one I was desperately looking forward to trying. This is ‘Norse Star’ from the typically fantastic Northern Monk who have collaborated with Norwegian brewery Lervig (who are apparently stout brewing masters) to create this beer. This brew is a Vanilla, Cacao Imperial Stout coming in at a staggering 9% ABV. As with all Northern Monk beers … Continue reading Beer Review: Norse Star – Northern Monk x Lervig
Today’s beer is one I’ve had kicking around for a while. This is Toast Ale’s Session IPA that can be picked up from Co-OP, Waitrose or Tesco. On the face of it, it seems like just another standard session IPA but it’s a beer brewed with a twist. Toast Ale beers are brewed with surplus fresh bread to help reduce wastage in the food production … Continue reading Beer Review: Session IPA – Toast Ale
A beer gifted to my by my wonderful grandparents! This is from Hatherwood Beer Company also known as the name given to Lidl’s own brand beers. Typically these are contract brewed by Shepherd Neame I believe but this time around they’ve openly branded it as a ‘collaboration’ with Stewart Brewing. Being a Scottish brewer this beer is only available in Lidl stores in Scotland. ‘Bright … Continue reading Beer Review: Bright Lights – Hatherwood Craft Beer Company x Stewart Brewing
Returning to a beer I picked up in Lidl during their beer festival. Feels like that was an age ago now! This is the third and final Loch Lomond Brewery beer I picked up and it’s a can of one of their core beers ‘Bravehop’. It’s an IPA coming in at strong-ish 6% ABV. Based on the track record of the previous beers this should … Continue reading Beer Review: Bravehop – Loch Lomond Brewery
Picked up a beer by Signature Brew recently which is a brewery I know fairly well. Their ‘Backstage’ IPA is a staple in the pub I work at and it’s a lovely brew. Signature are known for combining beer and music and often do collaborations with artists. Today’s beer ‘In The Dark’ is brewed in collaboration with MCs Drs and Dynamite. It is a dark … Continue reading Beer Review: In The Dark – Signature Brew
The penultimate beer from the Fourpure’s Globetrotter bundle of beers. This is ‘Midsummer’ a Pinot Noir Gose at 5.5% ABV. There’s a slight twist to this beer in that it is a collaboration with a winery rather than another brewery. This beer has Pinot Noir grapes added to it from the Noita Winery in Finland. Hopefully this is the recipe for another amazing beer, Visually … Continue reading Beer Review: Midsummer – Fourpure Brewing Co.
Another beer from the new range available at Morrisons! Craft beer heavyweights BrewDog have dropped a couple of new brews into both Morrisons and Tesco stores which look like they could be exciting. It’s been a little while since I’ve reviewed a BrewDog beer and all the ones I have reviewed have been a part of a their collaborative series. So I’ve gone for what … Continue reading Beer Review: Fake Empire – BrewDog
Today’s review is another heavy hitter ABV wise. I’ve returned to another of the Fourpure ‘Globetrotter’ which have been simply amazing in my opinion. Very creative beer ideas that have been executed well. This one is ‘Castaway’ a Mai Tai Double IPA coming in at a massive 8% ABV. I like the idea of cocktail inspired beers and I think the orange citrus of Mai … Continue reading Beer Review: Castaway – Fourpure Brewing Co.
Morrisons have a massive new craft beer range out at the moment! At my local store I could only pick up the BrewDog and Northern Monk brews (worse problems to have I know!) but hopefully they’ll do some rotation and the other fantastic looking beers will start creeping in. There’s been a slight price bump in the beers from £3 to £3.50/£4 a can. It … Continue reading Beer Review: Transient – Northern Monk