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
Lidl supermarkets are still on fine form when it comes to stocking a fairly wide variety of craft beers, particularly from Scottish breweries. Dundee’s 71 Brewing have been a staple in the Lidl lineup with a variety of styles and varying quality. Today’s review is titled ‘Wee Zesty’ and it is a 4% ‘Slushy’ Sour flavoured with Lemon Verbena. Despite the photo, the beer pours … Continue reading Beer Review: Wee Zesty – 71 Brewing Co.
Today’s beer was also a gift (lots of my stock are to be fair, I’m very easy to buy for) from a friend at work! ‘Das Ist Techno Sex’ is a Passion fruit and Key Lime Gose from nomadic Glasgow brewers ‘Up Front’. The term ‘nomadic’ in the beer world tends to mean a brewery that rents/hires another brewery to make their beer as they … Continue reading Beer Review: Das Ist Techno Sex – Up Front Brewing
This beer from Cromarty Brewing Co. in Scotland is one of the last I have that aren’t barrel aged (saving those for a special occasion). Raptor is part of the core can range offered by the brewery and is a 5.5% IPA using Simcoe and Ekuanot, but with a focus on the later. Previous beers from their core range have been very lovely so was … Continue reading Beer Review: Raptor – Cromarty Brewing Co.
It’s been a pretty long time since I’ve posted! And it’s been a pretty long time since I last had a real ale. The two things are particularly connected but I have certainly missed both. ‘Dark Island’ from the Orkney Brewery is a beer I have had kicking around for a little bit now and have only just gotten around to. It’s a dark ale … Continue reading Beer Review: Dark Island – Orkney Brewery
Loch Lomond Brewery has become a bit of a staple in Lidl’s craft beer shelves. It’s been a while since I’ve reviewed one of theirs but I’ve had some surprisingly amazing quality beers from the Lidl offerings. ‘Odin’s Beard’ is one the latest to grace the shelves and is a Citra IPA using Kviek Yeast and coming in at 5% ABV. The beer pours a … Continue reading Beer Review: Odin’s Beard – Loch Lomond Brewery
A lot of breweries feature a single hop series where the base of the beer stays the same and the only aspect that changes is the hop used. ‘Rolling Palace’ is Black Isle Brewery’s Single Hop Series. The original beer started as a one off but was so popular that the decided to create a series from it. I picked up versions two, three and … Continue reading Beer Review: Rolling Palace II/III/IV – Black Isle Brewery
Work has meant I’ve had to put the hobby beer drinking on the back-burner for a little bit. I currently have a backlog of both beers that have been drunk and prime for review and beers that are nestled away in my fridge waiting to be cracked open. This ‘Coco Van Porter’ from Black Isle Brewery, up in Scotland, is one I’ve had shuffling around … Continue reading Beer Review: Coco Van Porter – Black Isle Brewery
I have been truly swamped by the pub I work at the moment which has left me less time to drink beer and more importantly less time to write about it! Thankfully, I am now on holiday and will be using some of my downtown productively into to cracking through my review backlog (and of course adding to it too). Dog Falls Brewing is based … Continue reading Beer Review: Chapeau Pierre! – Dog Falls Brewing
I have sadly missed a couple of days of my October goal: to post everyday this month. An early start at work and a late finish did not leave me time to put out a review. That will not deter me however and despite missing one day I see no reason to not try an post on the rest. So take up for this transgression, … Continue reading Beer Review: Joker IPA // Double Joker – Williams Bros. Brewing Co