Beer Review: Ossian – Inveralmond Brewery

Naturally, being in Scotland, I have of course purchased a few beers from some classic Scottish brewers. This beer is from Inveralmond Brewery, who I haven’t heard of, and who are the sister brewery to the more widely known Innis & Gunn. Long time readers will know that golden ales are my favourite traditional ale style so this was a no brain pick up in … Continue reading Beer Review: Ossian – Inveralmond Brewery

Beer Review: Other World – Utopian Brewing x Yeastie Boys

Today’s review is a collaborative brew between one of my favourite breweries at the moment, Yeastie Boys, and the primarily lager focused Utopian Brewing who are based in Devon! Interestingly, it is Utopian who brew Yeastie Boys’ beers for them here in the UK as they are, of course, a New Zealand based brewery. Instead of a lager, they’ve collaborated on an Extra Special Bitter, … Continue reading Beer Review: Other World – Utopian Brewing x Yeastie Boys

Beer Review: Total Legend – Hatherwood Craft Beer Company (Lidl)

Happy Father’s Day to people in the UK! Today’s beer was released by Lidl to mark this occasion and just cropped up in the beer isle last week. ‘Total Legend’ is a 6.6% ABV dark ale that, according to Untappd, is contract brewed by veterans Marston’s for Lidl’s own brand beer label ‘Hatherwood’. I’ve found that traditional ales seem to be better in the own … Continue reading Beer Review: Total Legend – Hatherwood Craft Beer Company (Lidl)

Beer Review: Best – Wylam Brewery

Today’s review is on one of my dwindling supply of lovely Wylam beers I have. However, this time around, it is a beer that I’d consider completely out of left field for these guys. All the beers I’ve had have been gorgeous bold IPAs or big stouts but this is something completely different. It’s an English Best Bitter, simply named ‘Best’. It’s the only traditional … Continue reading Beer Review: Best – Wylam Brewery

Beer Review: Bombshell – Loose Cannon Brewery

Returning today with a beer from Abingdon on Thames based brewers Loose Cannon. This is another one of the beers my Mum got me thanks to her expiring air-miles. It’s a Blonde beer, although it doesn’t have that information on the label at all, and rocks up at a sessionable 4.2% ABV. It’s been a little while since I last had a proper real ale. … Continue reading Beer Review: Bombshell – Loose Cannon Brewery

Beer Review: Cuddle Party – Yeastie Boys

Boris has just announced that hugs are back on the menu so naturally this beer by New Zealand brewers Yeastie Boys seemed the most appropriate. ‘Cuddle Party’ is described as a Nourishing Ale, which isn’t exactly a specific style of beer but does conjure a certain mental image. Brewed originally as a warming beer to help get through the last stretches of lockdown it comes … Continue reading Beer Review: Cuddle Party – Yeastie Boys

Beer Review: John Hampden’s Golden Harvest Ale – The Chiltern Brewery

View Post My wonderful friend Carl got me a personalised pint glass for my birthday! I thought a nice, classic ale would do it the best justice so my Dad let me pinch one of his Chiltern Brewery beers. He recently bought himself a big mix pack of their gluten free ales and has been telling me how much he enjoys them. I’m fan of … Continue reading Beer Review: John Hampden’s Golden Harvest Ale – The Chiltern Brewery

Beer Review: An Gof – Lizard Ales

Today’s review is one I’ve had kicking about for quite a while. I picked up ‘An Gof’ by Lizard Ales from the Asda in Falmouth when I was last there, which was a good few months ago now. It’s a bottle conditioned Strong Cornish Ale so I’m imagining a very traditional style British beer. Lizard Ales seem a rather interesting micro brewery. They brew out … Continue reading Beer Review: An Gof – Lizard Ales

Beer Review: Cherry Bomb – Play Brew Co.

A new brewery for me today with a slightly wacky beer to boot. Play Brew Co. is based in Middlesbrough and the beer in question is ‘Cherry Bomb’. It’s a 5.4% Cherry Cola Ale. I always like trying new breweries and even more so when they have some slightly odd beers. I wasn’t too sure what to expect from this as it doesn’t appear to … Continue reading Beer Review: Cherry Bomb – Play Brew Co.

Beer Review: Barn Owl – Cotleigh Brewery

The last of the three beers gifted to me by my friend Matty just before Christmas. Another brew from Somerset based Cotleigh who’s Christmas beer I tried over the festive period. This is their Permium Ale ‘Barn Owl’ at 4.5% ABV. The vast majority of their beers feature a bird of prey as the name because the brewery is a big supporter of ‘The Hawk … Continue reading Beer Review: Barn Owl – Cotleigh Brewery