Beer Review: Staffie – Hammerton

I’ve got a rather interesting beer to review today. Hammerton, over the New Year period created a beer especially for hospitality workers and gave it out for free to all customers. Naturally, as a pub manager, this included a case for myself and the team. Named ‘Staffie’, which for those who don’t know, is a drink you get after finishing your shift. They’ve brewed this … Continue reading Beer Review: Staffie – Hammerton

Beer Review: ALLEN – Verdant Brewing Co.

Finally got around to trying the beer that many consider to be the gold standard of regularly available Double IPAs. Cornwall’s premier craft brewery Verdant is well known for the bold DIPA’s but ‘ALLEN’ is the classic that everyone knows. It comes in at 8% an features the hops peoplle know and love; Simcoe, Mosaic, Citra. I’d been looking forward to trying this for a … Continue reading Beer Review: ALLEN – Verdant Brewing Co.

Beer Review: Das Ist Techno Sex – Up Front Brewing

Today’s beer was also a gift (lots of my stock are to be fair, I’m very easy to buy for) from a friend at work! ‘Das Ist Techno Sex’ is a Passion fruit and Key Lime Gose from nomadic Glasgow brewers ‘Up Front’. The term ‘nomadic’ in the beer world tends to mean a brewery that rents/hires another brewery to make their beer as they … Continue reading Beer Review: Das Ist Techno Sex – Up Front Brewing

Beer Review: Straight Up Sour (Watermelon) – Radical Road Brewing Co.

Straight Up Sour, Watermelon Edition, was one of the beers that my fantastic friends, Sam and Emma, brought back from Canada with them. It is brewed by Toronto based Radical Road. This series of sour beers appears to be one of the core offerings from the brewery with a whole variety of different fruit based sours on offer. I was very excited to dip into … Continue reading Beer Review: Straight Up Sour (Watermelon) – Radical Road Brewing Co.

Beer Review: Mind Haze – Firestone Walker Brewing Company

Wow! It’s been a long while since I’ve actually sat down to write a review and not just posted something from my drafts. I have certainly missed it and hopefully I’ll start being able to write about more beer and maybe even get some nice snaps of pub beer gardens while we’ve got the sun. Anyway, today’s beer is one that’s been in the supermarkets … Continue reading Beer Review: Mind Haze – Firestone Walker Brewing Company

Beer Review: Raptor – Cromarty Brewing Co.

This beer from Cromarty Brewing Co. in Scotland is one of the last I have that aren’t barrel aged (saving those for a special occasion). Raptor is part of the core can range offered by the brewery and is a 5.5% IPA using Simcoe and Ekuanot, but with a focus on the later. Previous beers from their core range have been very lovely so was … Continue reading Beer Review: Raptor – Cromarty Brewing Co.

Beer Review: Peanut Butter Prophecy -Basqueland x Great Notion

Peanut Butter Prophecy is one of the last beers I bought from a local bottle shop before it closed down earlier this year. I had always wanted to try a beer from Spanish based brewers Basqueland and it just so happened to be a collaboration with well-known American brewers, Great Notion. As the name implies, it is a Peanut Butter based Imperial Pastry Stout with … Continue reading Beer Review: Peanut Butter Prophecy -Basqueland x Great Notion

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.