For my birthday earlier this year my Black Country residing friend, Hollie, got me a selection of classic real ales from the region to try. Having visited her previously I can already say that they certainly know how to make proper ales in the midlands! My usual go to brewery while I’m up there is Black Country Ales, which today’s beer from. A pub owning … Continue reading Beer Review: Chain Ale – Black Country Ales
This is one of the last Canadian beers I have left to review, courtesy of my friends (and fellow beer reviewers) Sam and Emma. ‘Bear Hug IPA’ is from Market Brewing Company based in Newmarket, Ontario. On the can it has the statement of ‘Strong Beer’ which it certainly is, coming in at 7% ABV. The beer has been dry-hopped with El Dorado, Amarillo and … Continue reading Beer Review: Bear Hug IPA – Market Brewing Co.
It has been a whole year since I’ve written a Pub Spotlight and it had also been a fair amount of time since I’d been out driving. So I thought I’d combine the two, get behind the wheel and take my Dad and Brother out to Romford for a naughty little pub lunch. On recommendation from my Dad, who’d been to this pub a few … Continue reading The Blue Boar – Abridge, Romford
I’ve got a beer from a new brewery today which has been generously gifted to me by a friend! Purity Brewing Company is based south of Birmingham and the beer I’ve got today is their keg core range Session IPA. I don’t often do session IPA reviews as I find them less exciting on the whole but it is nice once in a while! Purity’s … Continue reading Beer Review: Session IPA – Purity Brewing Co.
Today’s review is from my cracking local brewery Pretty Decent Beer Co based out of Forest Gate. ‘The Even Greater Love Story’ is a Double IPA version of the their core range beer ‘Greatest Love Story’, a beer I regularly stock in my own pub . It is single hopped with one of the most popular hops going, Simcoe, and comes in at 8% ABV. … Continue reading Beer Review: The Even Greater Love Story – Pretty Decent Beer Co.
I’ve got a rather interesting beer to review today. Hammerton, over the New Year period created a beer especially for hospitality workers and gave it out for free to all customers. Naturally, as a pub manager, this included a case for myself and the team. Named ‘Staffie’, which for those who don’t know, is a drink you get after finishing your shift. They’ve brewed this … Continue reading Beer Review: Staffie – Hammerton
Finally got around to trying the beer that many consider to be the gold standard of regularly available Double IPAs. Cornwall’s premier craft brewery Verdant is well known for the bold DIPA’s but ‘ALLEN’ is the classic that everyone knows. It comes in at 8% an features the hops peoplle know and love; Simcoe, Mosaic, Citra. I’d been looking forward to trying this for a … Continue reading Beer Review: ALLEN – Verdant Brewing Co.
Today’s beer was also a gift (lots of my stock are to be fair, I’m very easy to buy for) from a friend at work! ‘Das Ist Techno Sex’ is a Passion fruit and Key Lime Gose from nomadic Glasgow brewers ‘Up Front’. The term ‘nomadic’ in the beer world tends to mean a brewery that rents/hires another brewery to make their beer as they … Continue reading Beer Review: Das Ist Techno Sex – Up Front Brewing
Straight Up Sour, Watermelon Edition, was one of the beers that my fantastic friends, Sam and Emma, brought back from Canada with them. It is brewed by Toronto based Radical Road. This series of sour beers appears to be one of the core offerings from the brewery with a whole variety of different fruit based sours on offer. I was very excited to dip into … Continue reading Beer Review: Straight Up Sour (Watermelon) – Radical Road Brewing Co.
Wow! It’s been a long while since I’ve actually sat down to write a review and not just posted something from my drafts. I have certainly missed it and hopefully I’ll start being able to write about more beer and maybe even get some nice snaps of pub beer gardens while we’ve got the sun. Anyway, today’s beer is one that’s been in the supermarkets … Continue reading Beer Review: Mind Haze – Firestone Walker Brewing Company