If you’ve followed the blog for a bit now you’ll know that while I love trying and reviewing the fancier side of craft beer I also enjoy testing out some of the supermarket own-brand concoctions. I recently found out that Aldi’s craft beer brand ‘The Hop Foundry’ added some new beers to their range. Today’s brew is ‘Sharp Tongue’, it’s a Grapefruit Pale Ale at … Continue reading Beer Review: Sharp Tongue – The Hop Foundry (Aldi)
I popped into Sainsbury’s recently to check if they had updated their craft beer range at all and surprisingly they had! However, I’m starting with one of their alcohol free offerings. Mikkeller is a rather famous Danish brewery known for funky beers at rather expensive prices. Recently, I was told that they make rather good alcohol free beer so I thought I’d give their supermarket … Continue reading Beer Review: Drink’in The Sun (0.3%) – Mikkeller
This Stout Sunday I’m going big. In fact I’m going bigger than I’ve ever gone before and perhaps bigger than I ever will go. ‘Big Trouble Al’owa’ is a collaboration between two Newcastle Breweries: By The River and Wylam. The beer is a Pecan and Maple Imperial Stout coming in at an insane 14% ABV. Yes, you did read that correctly. That’s stronger than some … Continue reading Beer Review: Big Trouble Al’owa – By The River x Wylam
The last time I had a beer from Scottish brewers Williams Brothers was when Lidl had their beer festival on a few months back. Well this is exactly where this beer is from. I’ve had it kicking about for a little bit now but I thought it would go perfectly in my new glass. Named after the movie (I imagine), ‘March of the Penguins’ is … Continue reading Beer Review: March of the Penguins – Williams Bros Brewing Co.
As I previously mentioned, my lovely parents got me some Wylam beers to go alongside my By The River ones! The Newcastle based brewery have been going for 15 years now and I have had one of the beers previously. Before I got into the rest of the brews I thought I’d try what is considered their flagship: ‘Jakehead’. It’s a described as a Supercharged … Continue reading Beer Review: Jakehead – Wylam Brewery
I found another railway arch bottle shop and bar, near where I live, recently and I thought I’d pay them a visit and grab some beers. I went for some new breweries including this one from Hemel Hempstead based Mad Squirrel. ‘Hopfest’ is their gluten free option in the form of a pale ale at 3.8% ABV. Visually the beer pours a slightly hazy-gold straw … Continue reading Beer Review: Hopfest – Mad Squirrel Brewery
It’s been a long while since I’ve had a Buxton Brewery beer! ‘LupulusX’ is their Single Hop Series where the recipe for the beers stay the same except for the hop variety used, which changes each time. In this case it is of course Citra. I picked this beer up from Tesco which recently released a new line up of craft beer. With a Club … Continue reading Beer Review: LupulusX (Citra) – Buxton Brewery
It’s been a little while since I’ve had an UnBarred beer. The Brighton based outfit have a penchant for incredibly funky sounding beer flavours. Today’s beer is no different. ‘Bakewell Tart’ aims, unsurprisingly, to be a Raspberry Sour with Almond and Vanilla. I love Bakewell Tarts and have been seriously craving sours recently so I was very excited when I saw this in my local … Continue reading Beer Review: Bakewell Tart – UnBarred Brewery
Following up from their Single Hop Series my local brewery Pretty Decent are looking to get a little funkier with some of their upcoming brews. Their latest offering is a Milkshake IPA with heavy amounts of pineapple and passion fruit added in. I’ve never had a milkshake IPA before but I have had plenty of beers that have added lactose. The distinction is the combination … Continue reading Beer Review: Milkshake IPA – Pretty Decent Beer Co.
My wonderful family got a variety of incredible sounding beers for my birthday from two Newcastle based brewers: Wylam and By The River. Today’s beer is from the latter. By The River are of course based along the River Tyne. They brew out of a container settlement under the Tyne Bridge on the Gateshead side of the river. ‘Doubleheeder’ is a big Double IPA at … Continue reading Beer Review: Doubleheeder – By The River Brew Co.