Beer Review: Doubling Down (Simcoe) – Verdant x Black Flag

Verdant Brewing Company recently released the Doubling Down series. Four single hop Double IPAs brewed in collaboration with three different Cornish breweries. The one I picked up while down in Falmouth was the Simcoe edition which was brewed with Perranporth based Black Flag Brewery. All the beers in the series come in at a respectable 8% ABV to solidify that Double IPA status. Visually the … Continue reading Beer Review: Doubling Down (Simcoe) – Verdant x Black Flag

Beer Review: People, Money, Space Time – Verdant Brewing Co.

I recently went on holiday to beautiful Cornwall, and more specifically, my old university stomping ground of Falmouth. Falmouth, has recently got a lot more craft beer heavy with a couple of new bottle shops opening up. It is also the home of the wonderful Verdant Brewing Company so of course I had to grab a can or four of their new releases and old … Continue reading Beer Review: People, Money, Space Time – Verdant Brewing Co.

Beer Review: Oui Chef! – Pretty Decent Beer Co.

My local brewery, Pretty Decent, have got an amazing sounding release schedule for the next couple of weeks which kicked off with this beer I’m reviewing today. ‘Oui Chef!’ is an Oat Cream IPA that I was told is just shy of the ABV threshold to make it a double. It’s got added oats and and lactose to aim for that creamy, soft body that … Continue reading Beer Review: Oui Chef! – Pretty Decent Beer Co.

Beer Review: I Can’t Dance Like That – Pretty Decent Beer Co.

It’s far too long since I’ve reviewed a beer from my local brewery Pretty Decent! It’s not for lack of buying but more a case of still having way too many beers to get through. It’s also my first review since the can rebrand, which has allowed their artist to really go wild with the can wraps. ‘I Can’t Dance Like That’ is a 6% … Continue reading Beer Review: I Can’t Dance Like That – Pretty Decent Beer Co.

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: 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

Beer Review: Strata & Mosaic – Pretty Decent Beer Co.

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.

Beer Review: Sabro Mosaic & Idaho-7 Pale Ale – 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.

Beer Review: Mosaic IPA – Pretty Decent Beer Co.

Since pubs have reopened I’ve only just managed to make it down to my awesome local brewery Pretty Decent. They’ve been knocking out the beers at their usual weekly rate so I had a few to catch up on. This brew saw them return to their Single Hop Series with the featured hop being the ever reliable Mosaic. This beer actually sold out in record … Continue reading Beer Review: Mosaic IPA – Pretty Decent Beer Co.

Beer Review: Southern DIPA – 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.