I was recently in Southampton seeing some friends, so naturally the first thing I check is what the local breweries are! I saw Dancing Man pop up on Google Maps and my mate said it was really popular. While we were there, I sunk about four different pints of which ‘Did You See The Size Of That Chicken?’ was my absolute favourite. I decided to … Continue reading Beer Review: Did You See The Size Of That Chicken? – Dancing Man Brewery
Today I’m returning back to my local brewery with their other latest release. It’s an IPA featuring Mosaic, once again, but with the headlining hop being Strata this time, rather than Sabro. This is one of Pretty Decent Beer Co’s strongest beers of late, coming in at 6.5%. When I spoke to them about this beer the other the day they were very happy with … Continue reading Beer Review: Strata & Mosaic – Pretty Decent Beer Co.
My local brewery have taken a recent departure from their single-hop series to create some multi-hopped beers. The first one I’m trying is this pale ale hopped with Sabro, Mosaic and Idaho-7. I’m told it’s the first time they’ve used Sabro and that they were excited to brew with it. It comes in at a light and sessionable 4.5% ABV. The beer pours a gorgeous, … Continue reading Beer Review: Sabro Mosaic & Idaho-7 Pale Ale – Pretty Decent Beer Co.
Today’s beer review is a little treat from my manager at work. Yeastie Boys are originally from New Zealand but have expanded their brewing operation into Australia and of course here in the UK. In the UK they use Utopian Brewing as their brewers to help make their recipes come to life for us here. I’ve had a couple of their beers before and you … Continue reading Beer Review: Devil May Care – Yeastie Boys
I found another railway arch bottle shop and bar, near where I live, recently and I thought I’d pay them a visit and grab some beers. I went for some new breweries including this one from Hemel Hempstead based Mad Squirrel. ‘Hopfest’ is their gluten free option in the form of a pale ale at 3.8% ABV. Visually the beer pours a slightly hazy-gold straw … Continue reading Beer Review: Hopfest – Mad Squirrel Brewery
My wonderful family got a variety of incredible sounding beers for my birthday from two Newcastle based brewers: Wylam and By The River. Today’s beer is from the latter. By The River are of course based along the River Tyne. They brew out of a container settlement under the Tyne Bridge on the Gateshead side of the river. ‘Doubleheeder’ is a big Double IPA at … Continue reading Beer Review: Doubleheeder – By The River Brew Co.
Tesco have a new beer range in! It’s been absolutely ages since the supermarkets updated their craft beer selection but it appears that Tesco are the first to stick some new brews on the shelves in 2021. The new range includes some of the typical breweries that have been stocked previously so their aren’t any crazy surprises. However, they are all breweries that produce dependable … Continue reading Beer Review: Mallow Laser Quest – BrewDog
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
Tesco are going to have a fresh drop of new craft beer hitting their shelves sometime next week. In celebration I thought I’d finally get around to reviewing this beer from the previous release. ’15 Mile Round Trip’ is a double IPA brewed in collaboration between Vocation and soon-to-be brewery Sure Shot. The name of the beer actually has it’s own origin story too. It … Continue reading Beer Review: 15 Mile Round Trip – Vocation x Sure Shot
A very unique beer today in the form of a collaboration. Rather than it being a collaborative beer between two breweries this commemorative brew is between one of my favourite brewers Northern Monk and the satirical online news page The Daily Mash. To commemorate (or perhaps commiserate) the year that was 2020 they brewed a 5% ABV pale ale with some of the best headlines … Continue reading Beer Review: The Daily Mash 2020 Souvenir Edition – Northern Monk x The Daily Mash