Beer Review: Barnard Castle Eye Test – BrewDog

A incredibly generous friend has meant that I’ve been able to sample one of the UK’s most talked about 2020 beers! BrewDog produced ‘Barnard Castle Eye Test’ after a certain high profile quarantine breach during the first Lockdown. The beer was so popular it sold out very quickly. They’ve done one more release recently during which my friend bought a case. This brilliantly political beer … Continue reading Beer Review: Barnard Castle Eye Test – BrewDog

Beer Review: Hop, Skip & Juice – Vocation x Marble Brewery

It’s been a while since I had Vocation’s ‘Life & Death’, a fantastically tasty IPA and one of the best available in the supermarkets. Today’s beer is from Tesco’s new range is a collaboration between Yorkshire based Vocation and Marble Brewery in Manchester. ‘Hop, Skip & Juice’, aside from having a great name, is a 5.7% ABV Hazy Pale Ale. The beer pours a lovely, … Continue reading Beer Review: Hop, Skip & Juice – Vocation x Marble Brewery

Beer Review: Keller Pils – Lost and Grounded

It’s getting cold, wet and dark so the indoor photos are getting more frequent unfortunately. This is a beer that I just keep on seeing and so when I went to grab a pizza from a new Italian place that opened near by, I though this could be a great accompaniment. From Bristol based brewers Lost and Grounded this is ‘Keller Pils’ a pilsner from … Continue reading Beer Review: Keller Pils – Lost and Grounded

Beer Review: Twisted Knots – Hatherwood Craft Beer Company (Lidl)

It’s been a while since I reviewed one of Lidl’s own brand beers. It was ‘Plunged Orange’ last time which is, funnily enough, the most popular review on my blog. A comment on my Instagram of that review (@lorenzobeerreviews if you want to check it out) told me to try this as it was supposedly better. ‘Twisted Knots’ is an American IPA by Hatherwood Craft … Continue reading Beer Review: Twisted Knots – Hatherwood Craft Beer Company (Lidl)

Pub Spotlight: The Rookwood Village – Leytonstone, London

With us entering Lockdown 2.0 it was probably the wrong time to start a new series on the blog. But I thought it would be nice to try out a new local pub and spotlight it. Hopefully this is the dawn of a new part of the blog when we eventually reopen. To me pubs are so important to communities and I think in these … Continue reading Pub Spotlight: The Rookwood Village – Leytonstone, London

Beer Review: Brick Field Brown – The Five Points Brewing Co.

Today’s beer is a lovely little treat from my local railway arch bar/restaurant, Tracks. Before I start the review I just want to say in the wake of Lockdown 2.0, if you have the means, support your local businesses. They can all really use the help at the moment! Five Points Brewing Co., based out of Hackney, is making a first appearance on the blog. … Continue reading Beer Review: Brick Field Brown – The Five Points Brewing Co.

Beer Review: Chatsworth Gold – Peak Ales

Today’s beer review is my second pick up from my trip to the Peak District. It’s another from Peak Ales but this time a more subdued beer from their core range, rather than the zany ‘Cebula’. It’s their ‘Chatsworth Gold’ a golden ale brewed with honey from the Chatsworth Estate and coming in at 4.6% ABV. Visually the beer pours clear amber in the glass … Continue reading Beer Review: Chatsworth Gold – Peak Ales

Beer Review: Chokka Blokka – Williams Bros. Brewing Co.

It’s International Stout Day today so of course I had to go for a stout review! This is from the current range at Lidl. It was actually released in the batch from earlier this year but I wasn’t able to get a hold of it at the time. ‘Chokka Blokka’ is a Mocha Stout from Scottish brewers William Brothers and is not only vegan but … Continue reading Beer Review: Chokka Blokka – Williams Bros. Brewing Co.

Beer Review: Ornament – North Brewing Co.

It’s been a decent while since I last had a North Brewing Co. beer and this one is another from Tesco’s latest release of craft beer. This is ‘Ornament’ a 4.1% ABV Kveik IPA. You may be wondering “what on earth Kveik means?”, well so was I and it turns out to be Norwegian for a type of domesticated yeast. All beer has yeast and … Continue reading Beer Review: Ornament – North Brewing Co.

Beer Review: Steam Brew (Session IPA) – Eichbaum

Today’s review is a beer from Lidl that isn’t part of their new range. It’s a staple in the shops I believe and after some digging I believe it is a contract brew from Eichbaum Brewery in Mannheim, Germany. This is the Session IPA from a series of beers called ‘Steam Brew’. A whole premise and backstory has been created for the six beers in … Continue reading Beer Review: Steam Brew (Session IPA) – Eichbaum