Another new London based brewery for me today in the form of BOXCAR. I picked this up from my lovely little bottle shop/bodega Arch Rivals who have been consistently bringing in awesome new breweries I’ve never heard of before. This is ‘Chromatic’ a Double Dry Hopped IPA at a sensible 6% ABV. The beer pours a really appetising pale straw gold colour. A nose packed … Continue reading Beer Review: Chromatic – BOXCAR
I thought I’d make the most of the snowy weather to get some cool beer photos! The first beer to brave the cold was from my local brewery Pretty Decent. True to their word they have in fact released another beer this week. It’s part of a new Single Hop Series they’ve cooked up. Their first highlighted hop is Simcoe in an IPA style. It … Continue reading Beer Review: Simcoe IPA – Pretty Decent Beer Co.
Today’s beer is one of my local breweries newest offerings! Apparently they have a lot of new beers in the pipeline for the next couple months so expect to see plenty of reviews on those brews. Fitting the Pretty Decent naming format the beer is simply named after the style of beer: East Coast IPA. It comes in at 6.5% ABV and is meant to … Continue reading Beer Review: East Coast IPA – Pretty Decent Beer Co.
A beer from my local brewery Pretty Decent Beer Co! They’ve started a new winter double IPA series and this is number 2. ‘Southern DIPA’ was apparently brewed on the shortest day of the year and of course comes in at a hefty 7.7% ABV. The last DIPA was absolutely gorgeous so I’ve been looking forward to the next edition in this series eagerly. Visually … Continue reading Beer Review: Southern DIPA – Pretty Decent Beer Co.
You might be surprised this series has another entry on my blog considering the recent Tier 4 clamp down in London. However, despite my hectic work schedule prior to that event, I managed to get out and visit one of Dalston’s pub offerings and enjoy a couple of pints (and a substantial meal of course). In a prime location opposite Dalston Junction Overground station it … Continue reading Pub Spotlight: Farr’s School of Dancing – Dalston, London
With us entering Lockdown 2.0 it was probably the wrong time to start a new series on the blog. But I thought it would be nice to try out a new local pub and spotlight it. Hopefully this is the dawn of a new part of the blog when we eventually reopen. To me pubs are so important to communities and I think in these … Continue reading Pub Spotlight: The Rookwood Village – Leytonstone, London
Today’s beer is a lovely little treat from my local railway arch bar/restaurant, Tracks. Before I start the review I just want to say in the wake of Lockdown 2.0, if you have the means, support your local businesses. They can all really use the help at the moment! Five Points Brewing Co., based out of Hackney, is making a first appearance on the blog. … Continue reading Beer Review: Brick Field Brown – The Five Points Brewing Co.
I’ve actually written a review on a Sunday! It’s Stout Sunday so naturally I’ve gone for one of the new stouts in the latest Tesco range. It’s been quite a while since I last had a London Beer Factory brew and this one is a big beer. At a whopping 9.2% ABV ‘Zia’ is a Tiramisu Pastry Stout. I’ve not had a pastry stout before … Continue reading Beer Review: Zia – London Beer Factory
Another lovely little gift from a friend at work this is another not to distant brewery based out of Dalston, in London in the form of 40FT Brewery. Named after the fact that when they started, they began brewing out of two 20ft shipping containers, this is a can of ‘Dalston Sunrise’ part of their core range. It’s a Hazy Pale Ale at 4.4% ABV … Continue reading Beer Review: Dalston Sunrise – 40ft Brewery
Today’s beer was a lovely gift from a very generous friend! It’s actually a new brewery for me in the form of London Fields based out of Hackney in East London. This is ‘3 Weiss Monkeys’ which in my opinion is a great play on words considering the style used is a White IPA. The only other White IPA I’ve had was from Loch Lomond … Continue reading Beer Review: 3 Weiss Monkeys – London Fields Brewery