Today’s review takes us back to my wonderful local brewery Pretty Decent who are still keeping up with producing a new brew a week! ‘Galaxy IPA’ is the third installment in their new Single Hop Series where they aim to highlight one specific hop. In this case it is of course Galaxy which is a variety from Australia. The second installment was all about Citra … Continue reading Beer Review: Galaxy IPA – Pretty Decent Beer Co.
A new brewery for me today with a slightly wacky beer to boot. Play Brew Co. is based in Middlesbrough and the beer in question is ‘Cherry Bomb’. It’s a 5.4% Cherry Cola Ale. I always like trying new breweries and even more so when they have some slightly odd beers. I wasn’t too sure what to expect from this as it doesn’t appear to … Continue reading Beer Review: Cherry Bomb – Play Brew Co.
A very unique beer today in the form of a collaboration. Rather than it being a collaborative beer between two breweries this commemorative brew is between one of my favourite brewers Northern Monk and the satirical online news page The Daily Mash. To commemorate (or perhaps commiserate) the year that was 2020 they brewed a 5% ABV pale ale with some of the best headlines … Continue reading Beer Review: The Daily Mash 2020 Souvenir Edition – Northern Monk x The Daily Mash
West Ham United had a massive win against Tottenham yesterday afternoon and I did the peculiar thing of celebrating with an Alcohol Free beer. Crazy I know, as after my last AF beer the risk was high of it putting a dampener on my sky high mood. My tipple of choice was the 0.5% version of Adnams’ famous ‘Ghost Ship’ Citrus Pale Ale. They’ve been … Continue reading Beer Review: Ghost Ship (AF) – Adnams
I unfortunately don’t have a stout to review for this Sunday! Instead I’ve got a collaborative beer between the New Zealand Beer Collective and Aberdeen based Fierce Beer. The NZBC appears to be primarily a stockist for New Zealand beers, bringing them to the UK market. However, they also collaborate with some UK breweries and together with Fierce Beer they’ve brewed a few beers, including … Continue reading Beer Review: The Main Event – New Zealand Beer Collective x Fierce Beer
My Dad placed another order through Taylor’s Gluten Free Beer Network recently, predominantly to try some more beers from potentially his current favourite brewery: Brass Castle. They are possibly the most experimental gluten free brewery I’ve seen. They make GF beers in a whole host of styles with some wacky flavours to boot. Today’s brew is no different. ‘Heretic’ is a 6.4% Saffron and Cracked … Continue reading Beer Review: Heretic – Brass Castle Brewery
Today’s beer comes from a new brewery for me. Two Tribes is a North London based brewery with a passion for music and the arts. New Romantic is actually a series of beers which appears to revolve around the Berliner Weisse sour beer style with this brew focusing on the mandarin orange. Since heading into the colder months it’s been a long time since I’ve … Continue reading Beer Review: New Romantic (Mandarin) – Two Tribes
I’m running unfortunately low on No/Low Alcoholic craft beer at the moment but I’m still determined to test out what is available. As such today I’ve gone for an own brand low alcohol brew. From The Hop Foundry (a.k.a another of ALDI’s plethora of craft beer brands) this is ‘Low Profile’ a 0.5% ABV IPA. The beer pours a clear gold with a very quickly … Continue reading Beer Review: Low Profile – The Hop Foundry (Aldi)
It’s Stout Sunday once again and I’ve got something rather interesting for today’s review. ‘White Soul’ is from Bang the Elephant Brewing Co and what makes it interesting is the style: a white stout. From what I’ve read the key difference is that malts aren’t roasted so the dark colours haven’t been imparted onto the beer. The goal seems to be to match those coffee … Continue reading Beer Review: White Soul – Bang the Elephant
Much like how I’ve been meaning to watch the movie ‘Layer Cake’ for a while, I’ve equally had this beer in the fridge to try for a couple months. Released into Morrisons by heavyweights BrewDog, ‘Layer Cake’ is a 7% ABV Marshmallow and Chocolate Stout. I’m always a little concerned of marshmallow flavours in a stout because I’ve found it has the tendency to make … Continue reading Beer Review: Layer Cake – BrewDog