Lidl supermarkets have added a new brewery to their craft beer repertoire in the form of Oldham based Donkeystone Brewing Co. A new brewery for me I picked up a couple of their offerings to give them a whirl. First up is ‘Cotton Clouds’ a craft lager at 4% ABV. Perhaps one of the hardest styles to blow someone away with it is also serves … Continue reading Beer Review: Cotton Clouds – Donkeystone Brewing Co.
I’ve been trying quite a few lagers recently which is quite unlike me, as typically I only have lager in the form of a certain Danish pilsner. Maybe I’ve got the Oktoberfest bug which has resulted in tasting the more interesting side of arguably one of the less interesting beers styles. ‘Vienna Lager’ is a beer from Wild Craft Brewery and is brewed with the … Continue reading Beer Review: Vienna Lager – Wild Craft Brewing
Hogs Back Brewery have collaborated with chocolatier Montezuma’s to create a lager brewed with the cacao nibs used in their ‘Lordy Lord’ dark chocolate. When I first read the description my first thought was ‘there is no way that works’. However, it sounded so weird I simply had to give it a go. It has actually gone on to win a gold award at the … Continue reading Beer Review: Montezuma’s Chocolate Lager – Hogs Back Brewery
The month of October, in the beer world, is best associated with the biggest beer festival in the world. Oktoberfest! To celebrate I’m setting myself the challenge to post a review everyday for the duration of the month. And to kick it off I am of course going for an Oktoberfest themed beer called ‘Oktoberwest’. Brewed by Westerham brewery in Kent it is a Marzen … Continue reading Beer Reviews: Oktoberwest – Westerham Brewery
I was wandering around Lidl doing the weekly shop recently when out of the corner of my eye I spot something nostalgic. Something very nostalgic indeed. I was instantly drawn to the holy grail of cartoon beer much like how Homer Simpson is. Duff Beer! I would say I was shocked to see such a thing in Lidl, but realistically we’ve all seen far more … Continue reading Beer Review: Duff Beer – Fizz Beverage
While I was up in Scotland, I naturally raided their Lidl’s to see what Scottish beers they had in stock. One of the most commonly occurring breweries was Glasgow based Drygate Brewing Co. I’ve not had one of their beers for a little while so I picked up the lot that were available. ‘Rancho Rosa’ sounded like the weirdest of the bunch. It’s a raspberry … Continue reading Beer Review: Rancho Rosa – Drygate Brewing Co.
Continuing with the lagers today, considering the weather is holding up nicely for us at the moment! I picked this up from the range that’s still available in Lidl right now. Although the last time I was there shopping it looked like their stocks of craft beer are diminishing so get your hand on the good stuff as soon as possible. This beer is from … Continue reading Beer Review: Dry Hopped Lager – Calvors Brewery
It’s been far too long since I’ve uploaded a review. I’ve had a rather busy week at work and I also headed out of London for a couple of days to see some friends (and drink some beer)! The weather is scorching right now which means it’s time to crack open the lagers. This one is from Scottish brewers Fierce Beer and it’s their core … Continue reading Beer Review: Fierce Pilsner – Fierce Beer
The pubs are back open!!! Which means I’ve been flat out the last couple of days at work and the reviews are coming a bit slower. As such I thought I’d revisit a simpler beer from Aldi’s Hop Foundry range. I recently tried their ‘Sharp Tongue‘ Grapefruit Pale Ale. Disappointing would be the polite way to describe that beer. ‘One of the worst beers I’ve … Continue reading Beer Review: We’re Jamming – The Hop Foundry (Aldi)
Continuing my search for quality non-alcoholic craft beer this week. I’ve had to resort to the supermarkets for now as I’ve ran out of my bottle shop NA craft brews. Lucky Saint is a beer I know fairly well on account that we used to sell it at the pub I work in. I only had it the once quite a while and thought it … Continue reading Beer Review: Lucky Saint – Lucky Saint