Beer Review: 5ft 9 in Cuban Heels – Pretty Decent Beer Co.

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.

Beer Review: Waterbeach Weisse (Peach & Apricot) – Pastore Brewing & Blending

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

Beer Review: The Future is Uncertain – Verdant Brewing Co.

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.

Beer Review: Blueberry Blonde – Broadhead Brewery

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

Beer Review: Stout About It – The Hop Foundry (ALDI)

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)

Beer Review: The Notorious NEIPA – Donkeystone Brewing Co.

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.

Beer Review: Cotton Clouds – 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.

Beer Review: Dark Island – Orkney Brewery

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

Beer Review: 01 19 Off-Tempo DIPA 3 – BAD Co.

Today’s review is another from the ASDA exclusive brewery BAD (Brewing & Distilling) Co. Their Off-Tempo range appears to be the staple line of beers that the stock in the supermarket giant. The range is meant to be a more experimental and unusual selection of beers. I have previously reviewed their Milkshake IPA and this time around I’ve got their DIPA 3 a double IPA … Continue reading Beer Review: 01 19 Off-Tempo DIPA 3 – BAD Co.

Beer Review: Odin’s Beard – Loch Lomond Brewery

Loch Lomond Brewery has become a bit of a staple in Lidl’s craft beer shelves. It’s been a while since I’ve reviewed one of theirs but I’ve had some surprisingly amazing quality beers from the Lidl offerings. ‘Odin’s Beard’ is one the latest to grace the shelves and is a Citra IPA using Kviek Yeast and coming in at 5% ABV. The beer pours a … Continue reading Beer Review: Odin’s Beard – Loch Lomond Brewery