Beer Review: Pondera – Thornbridge x Firestone Walker

Thornbridge’s ‘Pondera’ is a beer that I’ve been meaning to try for a long time, having seen it on their Instagram and supermarket shelves for a decent while now. The beer is a collaboration with Californian brewers Firestone Walker and together they have, naturally, brewed a West Coast IPA. In a world full of soft New England beers I always like to give some crisper … Continue reading Beer Review: Pondera – Thornbridge x Firestone Walker

Beer Review: Doubling Down (Simcoe) – Verdant x Black Flag

Verdant Brewing Company recently released the Doubling Down series. Four single hop Double IPAs brewed in collaboration with three different Cornish breweries. The one I picked up while down in Falmouth was the Simcoe edition which was brewed with Perranporth based Black Flag Brewery. All the beers in the series come in at a respectable 8% ABV to solidify that Double IPA status. Visually the … Continue reading Beer Review: Doubling Down (Simcoe) – Verdant x Black Flag

Beer Review: Reflections In The Present – Wylam x Forest & Main

My Wylam Brewery beers are really starting to wane now and I only have one or two left. ‘Reflections in the Present’ is a wild mixed fermentation saison in collaboration with a brewery from across the pond; Forest and Main. They are based in a little town out in Pennsylvania and appear to specialise in this style. Saisons remain a bit of a mystery and … Continue reading Beer Review: Reflections In The Present – Wylam x Forest & Main

Beer Review: In The Dark – Signature Brew

Picked up a beer by Signature Brew recently which is a brewery I know fairly well. Their ‘Backstage’ IPA is a staple in the pub I work at and it’s a lovely brew. Signature are known for combining beer and music and often do collaborations with artists. Today’s beer ‘In The Dark’ is brewed in collaboration with MCs Drs and Dynamite. It is a dark … Continue reading Beer Review: In The Dark – Signature Brew