A tipple from Christmas day itself! A recent addition to the craft beer shelves of Lidl, Cold Town Beer, like many that appear on the budget supermarkets shelves, is from Scotland. Edinburgh to be precise. A fairly recent brewery, having started in 2018, they had a couple of weird sounding beers that naturally I had to pick up. First on the roster is their ‘Pornstar … Continue reading Beer Review: Pornstar Martini Ale – Cold Town Beer
And thus the Christmas backlog posts begin! I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas with friends, family and beer much like I did. I’ve drank plenty of beers (with lots more still to be drank) and as such have a bunch of beers ready to hit the review chopping block. First up today I thought I’d review some real ale with Three Tuns Brewery’s ‘XXX … Continue reading Beer Review: XXX The Pale Ale – Three Tuns Brewery
When I saw this beer pop up on the shelves of Morrison’s booze aisle I couldn’t believe it. This Northern Monk collaboration with one of frozen food’s most iconic brands ‘Aunt Bessie’s’ was released around the time I first started this blog, as a one off special. It appears, however, that there has been a re-brew of the beer for the shelves of Morrison’s supermarkets. … Continue reading Beer Review: Jam Roly Poly – Northern Monk x Aunt Bessie’s
I’ve got quite a few Verdant Beers in my fridge at the moment, which is a great problem to have as their beers are consistently fantastic. I like to grab their beers when I can simply because they are based in the same town I went to University in: the wonderful Falmouth in Cornwall! ‘Headband’ is one of their more recognizable beers and is regularly … Continue reading Beer Review: Headband – Verdant Brewing Co.
HAPPY NEW YEAR! Apologies for the absence of beer reviews in the last couple of weeks. I thought heading into January would mean more time for myself. Who could have guessed that running a pub is a full time gig!! While it has prevented me from writing reviews it certainly hasn’t stopped me from drinking beer. One of my lovely friends from work gave me … Continue reading Beer Review: Mangolicious – Laine Brew Co.
Hebden Bridge based Vocation Brewery have fast become a supermarket staple with a good chunk of their core range and even a selection of specials available on the shelves. One of those specials is ‘TR-HOP-ICAL’, a double dry-hopped pale at 5.7% ABV. It’s been brewed with a brand new, and yet to be named, hop HBC 630 which apparently should be bringing hints of cherry … Continue reading Beer Review: TR-HOP-ICAL – Vocation
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.
Not three days into my challenge of posting everyday in October and I almost fail! Well not to be bested by my inability to commit, I’m posting a rather late review of one of the many Black Isle Brewery beers I bought while up in Scotland. The cleverly named ‘Rhode Runner’ is, of course, a New England Pale Ale and comes in at 5.3% ABV. … Continue reading Beer Review: Rhode Runner – Black Isle Brewery
I popped into Asda recently, for the first time since University actually, to have a little nosey at what their craft beer range was and see if they’d been keeping up with the other supermarkets. They have a decent selection of beers from other breweries but also have a range brewed exclusively for them. The folks behind this range are Yorkshire based BAD Co (short … Continue reading Beer Review: West Coast Pale – BAD Co. (Asda)
While visiting Cromarty Brewery we’ve grabbed lunch in a little cafe/pizza spot in the town itself that also doubled up as a gift shop. Some of these gifts available in Sutor Creek Cafe happened to be local beers. I had never heard of Dog Falls Brewing, who are based on the outskirts of Inverness, and decided to grab a few of their cans. ‘Colloidoscope’ seemed … Continue reading Beer Review: Colloidoscope – Dog Falls Brewing