One of the best ever stouts I’ve had was from Bristol based Left Handed Giant so the bar has now been set fairly high for them when it comes to the dark side of the beer world. One of my lovely friends from work got me a couple of beers for Christmas, one of which was ‘Breaker, Breaker’ from the LHG. It’s a 7% Export … Continue reading Beer Review: Breaker, Breaker – Left Handed Giant
A lot of breweries feature a single hop series where the base of the beer stays the same and the only aspect that changes is the hop used. ‘Rolling Palace’ is Black Isle Brewery’s Single Hop Series. The original beer started as a one off but was so popular that the decided to create a series from it. I picked up versions two, three and … Continue reading Beer Review: Rolling Palace II/III/IV – Black Isle Brewery
My wonderful friends Sam and Emma semi-recently returned from a trip to Emma’s homeland of Canada and generously brought back some Canadian beers for me to try. Side note they also have their own beer Instagram so feel free to check them out here! As they are Canadian beers they are all new breweries for me which is incredibly exciting. First up is Collective Arts … Continue reading Beer Review: Matter of Fact – Collective Arts Brewing
I’ve got quite a few Verdant Beers in my fridge at the moment, which is a great problem to have as their beers are consistently fantastic. I like to grab their beers when I can simply because they are based in the same town I went to University in: the wonderful Falmouth in Cornwall! ‘Headband’ is one of their more recognizable beers and is regularly … Continue reading Beer Review: Headband – Verdant Brewing Co.
London Beer Factory’s ‘Jungle Trip’ is another beer from my supermarket backlog that I have taken far to long to getting around and drinking/reviewing! You can tell I have had this a while as since then the brewery have re-branded with new artwork and logo (although interestingly on their website ‘Jungle Trip’ has maintained the original look). This beer is a New England Pale Ale … Continue reading Beer Review: Jungle Trip – London Beer Factory
HAPPY NEW YEAR! Apologies for the absence of beer reviews in the last couple of weeks. I thought heading into January would mean more time for myself. Who could have guessed that running a pub is a full time gig!! While it has prevented me from writing reviews it certainly hasn’t stopped me from drinking beer. One of my lovely friends from work gave me … Continue reading Beer Review: Mangolicious – Laine Brew Co.
Hebden Bridge based Vocation Brewery have fast become a supermarket staple with a good chunk of their core range and even a selection of specials available on the shelves. One of those specials is ‘TR-HOP-ICAL’, a double dry-hopped pale at 5.7% ABV. It’s been brewed with a brand new, and yet to be named, hop HBC 630 which apparently should be bringing hints of cherry … Continue reading Beer Review: TR-HOP-ICAL – Vocation
I’ve noticed North London based Hammerton are big into the funky flavoured stout but this sour beer from them really peaked my interest. ‘Chicha Sour’ is a beer made from Maize Morado, also known as Peruvian Purple Corn. The beer is based on Chicha Morada which is a traditional Peruvian soft drink and comes in at 4.9% ABV. After hearing the description from one of … Continue reading Beer Review: Chicha Sour – Hammerton
Work has meant I’ve had to put the hobby beer drinking on the back-burner for a little bit. I currently have a backlog of both beers that have been drunk and prime for review and beers that are nestled away in my fridge waiting to be cracked open. This ‘Coco Van Porter’ from Black Isle Brewery, up in Scotland, is one I’ve had shuffling around … Continue reading Beer Review: Coco Van Porter – Black Isle Brewery
This beer, gifted to me from a friend at work, is my first (non-lager) beer from Japan! Hitachino Nest Beer is a series brewed by Kiuchi Brewery who typically brew Japanese Sake and have been doing so since 1823. Hitachino is the name of the province where the brewery originates from. This particular beer I tried is the White Ale, so a take on the … Continue reading Beer Review: Hitachino Nest White Ale – Kiuchi Brewery