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
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
Lidl have been really keeping the craft beers stocked up with back to back drops of new beers in the last couple of months. As always Scottish brewers 71 Brewing Co are frequent appearance makers on the supermarket shelves. ‘Pink Lemon Loca’ is perhaps one the more interesting sounding beers from 71 Brewing to make their way into Lidl. It’s a 4.5% ABV Lemon and … Continue reading Beer Review: Pink Lemon Loca – 71 Brewing Co.
I bought quite a few beers when I visited Cromarty Brewing Co. on Scotland’s Black Isle a couple months back. Combined with the mass of beers I already had and have subsequently added I recently enlisted the help of one of my best mates to get through some of the stock! Up first was ‘Not The Foggiest’ a session IPA from the folks at Cromarty. … Continue reading Beer Review: Not The Foggiest – Cromarty Brewing Co.
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