Padstow Brewing Comapny, based of course in Padstow, was another new brewery I thought I’d try while I was down in Cornwall last month! The reason I decided to go for this beer specifically, is because 10p of each can sold goes towards the National Lobster Hatchery based in Padstow. It’s a charity that helps conserve vunerbale lobster populations which provide vital income for many … Continue reading Beer Review: Lobster Tale – Padstow Brewing Co.
Verdant Brewing Company recently released the Doubling Down series. Four single hop Double IPAs brewed in collaboration with three different Cornish breweries. The one I picked up while down in Falmouth was the Simcoe edition which was brewed with Perranporth based Black Flag Brewery. All the beers in the series come in at a respectable 8% ABV to solidify that Double IPA status. Visually the … Continue reading Beer Review: Doubling Down (Simcoe) – Verdant x Black Flag
While on my trip to Cornwall, my friends and I paid the popular seaside town of St Ives a visit. It was only the second time I’d been there since my first year of University. As I always do when I visit somewhere new, I’ve got an eye out for the local bottle shops, breweries and pubs. This time around, the location of choice was … Continue reading Beer Review: Back Road East – St Ives Brewery
I recently went on holiday to beautiful Cornwall, and more specifically, my old university stomping ground of Falmouth. Falmouth, has recently got a lot more craft beer heavy with a couple of new bottle shops opening up. It is also the home of the wonderful Verdant Brewing Company so of course I had to grab a can or four of their new releases and old … Continue reading Beer Review: People, Money, Space Time – Verdant Brewing Co.
It’s been far too long since I enjoyed a beer from Buxton Brewery (no guesses where they’re from)! However, they continue to have a presence on the supermarket shelves, particularly those of Tesco by the looks. I picked up King Slayer a little while back and have only just got around to give this big boozy double IPA a go. It comes in at a … Continue reading Beer Review: King Slayer – Buxton Brewery
It was the wonderful month of October, so naturally Lidl have a couple of Oktoberfest themed beers out. If you’ve followed my blog for a little bit you’ll also know that I love an own-brand beer review so I couldn’t help but buy both. First up is the Wheat Beer. I was very curious to see how it was executed but being as though Lidl … Continue reading Beer Review: Wheat Beer – Lidl
I have been truly swamped by the pub I work at the moment which has left me less time to drink beer and more importantly less time to write about it! Thankfully, I am now on holiday and will be using some of my downtown productively into to cracking through my review backlog (and of course adding to it too). Dog Falls Brewing is based … Continue reading Beer Review: Chapeau Pierre! – Dog Falls Brewing
I’ve had this beer kicking around for ages and kept meaning to try it, but with a Imperial Stout I feel like you need to resign yourself to having nothing else on the rest of the day! Norse Star II is the second version of a collaborative brew (which I have tried) between British craft brewing stalwarts Northern Monk and Norway’s Lervig. From what I … Continue reading Beer Review: Norse Star II – Northern Monk x Lervig
While also brewing Asda’s own-brand range, BAD Co, have some of their own brews in the supermarket giant. Most of them seem to be part of a range called ‘Off-Tempo’. This particular entry into the series is a Milkshake IPA. As such a hefty dose of lactose has been added to this beer in the hope of giving it a creamier, smoother texture. Visually the … Continue reading Beer Review: 05 19 Off-Tempo – BAD Co.
Through work I met with a sales manager for a brewery I hadn’t heard of before called By The Horns, based out in South West London. One of the beers they gave me was ‘Cuki’ a Cucumber and Kiwi Saison. I was instantly drawn to it, as saisons are a style I want to try more of and become more familiar with. it comes in … Continue reading Beer Review: Cuki – By The Horns Brewing Co.