Beer Review: Castillian Lemon & Honey Cheesecake – Siren Craft Brew

The other day my Dad said he saw a Lemon Cheesecake Sour IPA in Morrisons and asked if I wanted it. I instantly said yes because the only brewery it could have been from was Siren. Now, the reason I was so excited for it was because it was the first sour beer I ever tried. Peter, a sales manager who works for Siren, came … Continue reading Beer Review: Castillian Lemon & Honey Cheesecake – Siren Craft Brew

Beer Review: Not The Foggiest – Cromarty Brewing Co.

I bought quite a few beers when I visited Cromarty Brewing Co. on Scotland’s Black Isle a couple months back. Combined with the mass of beers I already had and have subsequently added I recently enlisted the help of one of my best mates to get through some of the stock! Up first was ‘Not The Foggiest’ a session IPA from the folks at Cromarty. … Continue reading Beer Review: Not The Foggiest – Cromarty Brewing Co.

Beer Review: Eternal Haze – Northern Monk x Stigbergets

The supermarket beers that Northern Monk put out are of a consistently high quality so I was very much looking forward to giving this boozy collaboration a go. ‘Eternal Haze’ is a Double dry-hopped Double IPA at 8% ABV and is a twist on Northern Monk’s core range beer ‘Eternal’, which is a, substantially lighter, session IPA. I actually had the original on draft when … Continue reading Beer Review: Eternal Haze – Northern Monk x Stigbergets

Beer Review: India Pale Ale (Classic Collection) – Shepherd Neame

Shepherd Neame brewery was established in 1698 which purportedly makes them Britain’s oldest brewer, a rather incredible feat if you ask me. They have a variety of different beer lines now including the Spitfire range and the Whitstable Bay series, however, this IPA is from the their classic collection of beers. I picked it up in Lidl, who currently have a couple Shepherd Neame brews, … Continue reading Beer Review: India Pale Ale (Classic Collection) – Shepherd Neame

Balintore Inn – Balintore, Tain, Scotland

It’s been a long old while since I last made an entry into the Pub Spotlight section of my blog. I believe pubs are such an important part of communities and each one is so different, I’ve simply been at work so much I’ve not had a chance to visit quite as many as I’d like. However, while I was up in Scotland a couple … Continue reading Balintore Inn – Balintore, Tain, Scotland

Beer Review: You Had Me At Hazy – Nightjar Brew Co

Today’s beer comes from a new brewery for me! Nightjar Brew Co. is based in Hebden Bridge and is in fact a rebrand and continuation of a previous brewery known as Slightly Foxed. When there are so many breweries about at the moment, I particularly enjoy trying one of the many I haven’t heard about. ‘You Had Me At Hazy’ is a Double dry-hopped IPA … Continue reading Beer Review: You Had Me At Hazy – Nightjar Brew Co

Beer Review: You Can’t Download the Future – Wylam Brewery

The moment have finally come. This is the last of the Wylam beers that I own. I’ve saved what Wylam are known best for until last; hoppy IPAs. ‘You Can’t Download The Future’ is a 7.4% ABV IPA featuring Citra Leaf, Strata and Galaxy. I’m going to miss these Geordie brewed beers so I made sure to savour this one till the last drop! Visually … Continue reading Beer Review: You Can’t Download the Future – Wylam Brewery

Beer Review: Black Hop Down – Cromarty Brewing Co.

The second brewery shop that I popped into, while up in Scotland recently, was Cromarty Brewing Co. They are, of course, based near the town of Cromarty on the Black Isle and it’s their 10th Anniversary this year! I picked up a few of their beers but ‘Black Hop Down’ sounded the most interesting due to the style. You don’t often see Black IPA’s, a … Continue reading Beer Review: Black Hop Down – Cromarty Brewing Co.

Beer Review: Faith in Futures – Northern Monk

Today’s review is another beer that I took up with me to bonnie Scotland last week! I’ve always liked Northern Monk and they dropped a few new beers into the supermarkets a couple of months back. This one is called ‘Faith in Futures’ and it is as double dry-hopped IPA at 6.5% ABV. It’s a collaboration with artist Insa but the beer is also a … Continue reading Beer Review: Faith in Futures – Northern Monk

Beer Review: Cryo Pop – Pretty Decent IPA

I am up in gorgeous sunny Scotland this week for my grandparents 60th wedding anniversary and I thought I’d take some beer with me up north. The first beer on the tour is from my local brewery Pretty Decent and their latest single hop series beer. ‘Cryo Pop’ is the newest hop strain to come out of hop giants Yakima Chief (owners of Mosaic and … Continue reading Beer Review: Cryo Pop – Pretty Decent IPA