Hebden Bridge based Vocation Brewery have fast become a supermarket staple with a good chunk of their core range and even a selection of specials available on the shelves. One of those specials is ‘TR-HOP-ICAL’, a double dry-hopped pale at 5.7% ABV. It’s been brewed with a brand new, and yet to be named, hop HBC 630 which apparently should be bringing hints of cherry … Continue reading Beer Review: TR-HOP-ICAL – Vocation
I’ve noticed North London based Hammerton are big into the funky flavoured stout but this sour beer from them really peaked my interest. ‘Chicha Sour’ is a beer made from Maize Morado, also known as Peruvian Purple Corn. The beer is based on Chicha Morada which is a traditional Peruvian soft drink and comes in at 4.9% ABV. After hearing the description from one of … Continue reading Beer Review: Chicha Sour – Hammerton
Work has meant I’ve had to put the hobby beer drinking on the back-burner for a little bit. I currently have a backlog of both beers that have been drunk and prime for review and beers that are nestled away in my fridge waiting to be cracked open. This ‘Coco Van Porter’ from Black Isle Brewery, up in Scotland, is one I’ve had shuffling around … Continue reading Beer Review: Coco Van Porter – Black Isle Brewery
This beer, gifted to me from a friend at work, is my first (non-lager) beer from Japan! Hitachino Nest Beer is a series brewed by Kiuchi Brewery who typically brew Japanese Sake and have been doing so since 1823. Hitachino is the name of the province where the brewery originates from. This particular beer I tried is the White Ale, so a take on the … Continue reading Beer Review: Hitachino Nest White Ale – Kiuchi Brewery
As winter draws in the indoor photography is definitely going to see a sharp increase! I’ll have exchange garden foliage in favour of potted plants for my background scenery. However, the beer remains the star of the show and Wilde Child is the brewery in question today. They are a new brewery to me and I’ve just seen a couple of the beers crop up … Continue reading Beer Review: Brownie Huntress – Wilde Child Brewing Co.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was referred to as the ‘Baby-face Assassin’ in his playing days for Manchester United so I thought, with the recent sacking, it was an appropriate time to try the beer of the same name. Rooster’s is a new brewery for me that is based up in Yorkshire. ‘Baby-Face Assassin’ is described as a ‘deceptively drinkable IPA’ due to it coming in at … Continue reading Beer Review: Baby-Faced Assassin – Rooster’s Brewing Co.
Thornbridge’s ‘Pondera’ is a beer that I’ve been meaning to try for a long time, having seen it on their Instagram and supermarket shelves for a decent while now. The beer is a collaboration with Californian brewers Firestone Walker and together they have, naturally, brewed a West Coast IPA. In a world full of soft New England beers I always like to give some crisper … Continue reading Beer Review: Pondera – Thornbridge x Firestone Walker
It’s been a fair old while since I last had a beer from DEYA; one of the biggest names in UK craft beer. However, while in Cornwall recently, a friend of mine spotted this can of ‘Routine Bites Hard’ in the reduction bin of a bottle shop. Half price and still a month in date. I knew it wouldn’t be the freshest but it was … Continue reading Beer Review: Routine Bites Hard – DEYA