This beer from Cromarty Brewing Co. in Scotland is one of the last I have that aren’t barrel aged (saving those for a special occasion). Raptor is part of the core can range offered by the brewery and is a 5.5% IPA using Simcoe and Ekuanot, but with a focus on the later. Previous beers from their core range have been very lovely so was … Continue reading Beer Review: Raptor – Cromarty Brewing Co.
Peanut Butter Prophecy is one of the last beers I bought from a local bottle shop before it closed down earlier this year. I had always wanted to try a beer from Spanish based brewers Basqueland and it just so happened to be a collaboration with well-known American brewers, Great Notion. As the name implies, it is a Peanut Butter based Imperial Pastry Stout with … Continue reading Beer Review: Peanut Butter Prophecy -Basqueland x Great Notion
Wow! It’s been a long time since I’ve reviewed a beer from my local brewery Pretty Decent. I’ve been drinking plenty in their taproom but haven’t got around to writing about any of them. Well I’ve picked up a few cans to start documenting the first being this one; 5ft 9 In Cuban Heels. This Double IPA, from a month or so back to be … Continue reading Beer Review: 5ft 9 in Cuban Heels – Pretty Decent Beer Co.
Pastore Brewing is a new brewery for based in Waterbeach near Cambridge. They exclusively brew sour beers, from their signature Waterbeach Weisses to Sour IPAs and Pastry Sours. This particular beer is part of that signature series and is fruited with peach and apricot. I bought this beer in what used to be one of my local bottle shops; Arch Rivals. It has sadly closed … Continue reading Beer Review: Waterbeach Weisse (Peach & Apricot) – Pastore Brewing & Blending
One of my lovely friends and colleagues at work got me some beer for Christmas, one of which included my favourite South West brewery, the Falmouth based Verdant! ‘The Future is Uncertain’ is an 8% DIPA featuring a triple drop of New Zealand’s finest hops; Motueka, Nelson Sauvin and (a new one for me) Waimea. Visually, the beer looks absolutely insane. Pure mango juice looking … Continue reading Beer Review: The Future is Uncertain – Verdant Brewing Co.
Today’s review is another beer very generously gifted to me from my friends over at World Beer Explorers, Sam & Emma, and another beer to have made the journey across the pond from Canada. This ‘Blueberry Blonde’ is a core range beer from Ontario based Broadhead Brewery who were established in 2011. I find blonde beers aren’t to prevalent here in the UK, so to … Continue reading Beer Review: Blueberry Blonde – Broadhead Brewery
If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you will know about my guilty pleasure for trying ownbrand beers from the supermarkets. Particularly ALDI and Lidl who also create their own fake craft beer brand names like this one, The Hop Foundry from the former. Previous beers I have had from this range have genuinely been some of the worst brews I’ve ever had. … Continue reading Beer Review: Stout About It – The Hop Foundry (ALDI)
Brew number two from Oldham based Donkeystone is ‘The Notorious NEIPA’; no guesses on where they got the name from. It is of course a New England IPA, coming in at 5.5% ABV. It uses Mosaic, Citra and Simcoe hops so it could be on to a winner if brewed well! This beer poured very lively with far too much head. It also had a … Continue reading Beer Review: The Notorious NEIPA – Donkeystone Brewing Co.
Lidl supermarkets have added a new brewery to their craft beer repertoire in the form of Oldham based Donkeystone Brewing Co. A new brewery for me I picked up a couple of their offerings to give them a whirl. First up is ‘Cotton Clouds’ a craft lager at 4% ABV. Perhaps one of the hardest styles to blow someone away with it is also serves … Continue reading Beer Review: Cotton Clouds – Donkeystone Brewing Co.
It’s been a pretty long time since I’ve posted! And it’s been a pretty long time since I last had a real ale. The two things are particularly connected but I have certainly missed both. ‘Dark Island’ from the Orkney Brewery is a beer I have had kicking around for a little bit now and have only just gotten around to. It’s a dark ale … Continue reading Beer Review: Dark Island – Orkney Brewery