Beer Review: Bear Hug IPA – Market Brewing Co.

This is one of the last Canadian beers I have left to review, courtesy of my friends (and fellow beer reviewers) Sam and Emma. ‘Bear Hug IPA’ is from Market Brewing Company based in Newmarket, Ontario. On the can it has the statement of ‘Strong Beer’ which it certainly is, coming in at 7% ABV. The beer has been dry-hopped with El Dorado, Amarillo and … Continue reading Beer Review: Bear Hug IPA – Market Brewing Co.

Beer Review: The Even Greater Love Story – Pretty Decent Beer Co.

Today’s review is from my cracking local brewery Pretty Decent Beer Co based out of Forest Gate. ‘The Even Greater Love Story’ is a Double IPA version of the their core range beer ‘Greatest Love Story’, a beer I regularly stock in my own pub . It is single hopped with one of the most popular hops going, Simcoe, and comes in at 8% ABV. … Continue reading Beer Review: The Even Greater Love Story – Pretty Decent Beer Co.

Beer Review: Staffie – Hammerton

I’ve got a rather interesting beer to review today. Hammerton, over the New Year period created a beer especially for hospitality workers and gave it out for free to all customers. Naturally, as a pub manager, this included a case for myself and the team. Named ‘Staffie’, which for those who don’t know, is a drink you get after finishing your shift. They’ve brewed this … Continue reading Beer Review: Staffie – Hammerton

Beer Review: ALLEN – Verdant Brewing Co.

Finally got around to trying the beer that many consider to be the gold standard of regularly available Double IPAs. Cornwall’s premier craft brewery Verdant is well known for the bold DIPA’s but ‘ALLEN’ is the classic that everyone knows. It comes in at 8% an features the hops peoplle know and love; Simcoe, Mosaic, Citra. I’d been looking forward to trying this for a … Continue reading Beer Review: ALLEN – Verdant Brewing Co.

Beer Review: Straight Up Sour (Watermelon) – Radical Road Brewing Co.

Straight Up Sour, Watermelon Edition, was one of the beers that my fantastic friends, Sam and Emma, brought back from Canada with them. It is brewed by Toronto based Radical Road. This series of sour beers appears to be one of the core offerings from the brewery with a whole variety of different fruit based sours on offer. I was very excited to dip into … Continue reading Beer Review: Straight Up Sour (Watermelon) – Radical Road Brewing Co.

Beer Review: 5ft 9 in Cuban Heels – Pretty Decent Beer Co.

Wow! It’s been a long time since I’ve reviewed a beer from my local brewery Pretty Decent. I’ve been drinking plenty in their taproom but haven’t got around to writing about any of them. Well I’ve picked up a few cans to start documenting the first being this one; 5ft 9 In Cuban Heels. This Double IPA, from a month or so back to be … Continue reading Beer Review: 5ft 9 in Cuban Heels – Pretty Decent Beer Co.

Beer Review: The Future is Uncertain – Verdant Brewing Co.

One of my lovely friends and colleagues at work got me some beer for Christmas, one of which included my favourite South West brewery, the Falmouth based Verdant! ‘The Future is Uncertain’ is an 8% DIPA featuring a triple drop of New Zealand’s finest hops; Motueka, Nelson Sauvin and (a new one for me) Waimea. Visually, the beer looks absolutely insane. Pure mango juice looking … Continue reading Beer Review: The Future is Uncertain – Verdant Brewing Co.

Beer Review: The Notorious NEIPA – Donkeystone Brewing Co.

Brew number two from Oldham based Donkeystone is ‘The Notorious NEIPA’; no guesses on where they got the name from. It is of course a New England IPA, coming in at 5.5% ABV. It uses Mosaic, Citra and Simcoe hops so it could be on to a winner if brewed well! This beer poured very lively with far too much head. It also had a … Continue reading Beer Review: The Notorious NEIPA – Donkeystone Brewing Co.

Beer Review: Cotton Clouds – Donkeystone Brewing Co.

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.