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.
My local brewery, Pretty Decent, have got an amazing sounding release schedule for the next couple of weeks which kicked off with this beer I’m reviewing today. ‘Oui Chef!’ is an Oat Cream IPA that I was told is just shy of the ABV threshold to make it a double. It’s got added oats and and lactose to aim for that creamy, soft body that … Continue reading Beer Review: Oui Chef! – Pretty Decent Beer Co.
I have sadly missed a couple of days of my October goal: to post everyday this month. An early start at work and a late finish did not leave me time to put out a review. That will not deter me however and despite missing one day I see no reason to not try an post on the rest. So take up for this transgression, … Continue reading Beer Review: Joker IPA // Double Joker – Williams Bros. Brewing Co
I’ve been trying quite a few lagers recently which is quite unlike me, as typically I only have lager in the form of a certain Danish pilsner. Maybe I’ve got the Oktoberfest bug which has resulted in tasting the more interesting side of arguably one of the less interesting beers styles. ‘Vienna Lager’ is a beer from Wild Craft Brewery and is brewed with the … Continue reading Beer Review: Vienna Lager – Wild Craft Brewing
Not three days into my challenge of posting everyday in October and I almost fail! Well not to be bested by my inability to commit, I’m posting a rather late review of one of the many Black Isle Brewery beers I bought while up in Scotland. The cleverly named ‘Rhode Runner’ is, of course, a New England Pale Ale and comes in at 5.3% ABV. … Continue reading Beer Review: Rhode Runner – Black Isle Brewery
Hogs Back Brewery have collaborated with chocolatier Montezuma’s to create a lager brewed with the cacao nibs used in their ‘Lordy Lord’ dark chocolate. When I first read the description my first thought was ‘there is no way that works’. However, it sounded so weird I simply had to give it a go. It has actually gone on to win a gold award at the … Continue reading Beer Review: Montezuma’s Chocolate Lager – Hogs Back Brewery
The month of October, in the beer world, is best associated with the biggest beer festival in the world. Oktoberfest! To celebrate I’m setting myself the challenge to post a review everyday for the duration of the month. And to kick it off I am of course going for an Oktoberfest themed beer called ‘Oktoberwest’. Brewed by Westerham brewery in Kent it is a Marzen … Continue reading Beer Reviews: Oktoberwest – Westerham Brewery
When I first started out this blog, my friend Matty, told me about this brewery near where he lives in Dorset. Gyle 59 is the name of said brewery and what got me intrigued by them, is that they brew a stinging nettle beer! Sadly , that particular beer remains on my bucket list. Instead I picked up ‘Capitalist Hippie’ when I was last down … Continue reading Beer Review: Capitalist Hippie ~ Far Out! – Gyle 59