Just a couple stops on the train for me in Leyton lies Gravity Well brewing company under the railway arches. While they are featuring for the first time on my blog I have visited the taproom itself. I also got fairly drunk as they mostly make punchy ABV beers and I’d forgotten to eat (incredibly rookie error, I know)! I bought ‘Symmetries of Nature’ for … Continue reading Beer Review: Symmetries of Nature – Gravity Well
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
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.
Pastore Brewing is a new brewery for based in Waterbeach near Cambridge. They exclusively brew sour beers, from their signature Waterbeach Weisses to Sour IPAs and Pastry Sours. This particular beer is part of that signature series and is fruited with peach and apricot. I bought this beer in what used to be one of my local bottle shops; Arch Rivals. It has sadly closed … Continue reading Beer Review: Waterbeach Weisse (Peach & Apricot) – Pastore Brewing & Blending
I’ve noticed North London based Hammerton are big into the funky flavoured stout but this sour beer from them really peaked my interest. ‘Chicha Sour’ is a beer made from Maize Morado, also known as Peruvian Purple Corn. The beer is based on Chicha Morada which is a traditional Peruvian soft drink and comes in at 4.9% ABV. After hearing the description from one of … Continue reading Beer Review: Chicha Sour – Hammerton
The kings of celebrity name puns, Brew York, have a few of their classic, core range beers dotted around the supermarkets these days. I haven’t had the chance to try many of their beers, but the ones I’ve had, have been delicious. ‘Goose Willis’ is a gooseberry sour that was originally brewed with BrewDog in York as part of their annual Collabfest back in 2017. … Continue reading Beer Review: Goose Willis – Brew York
The other day my Dad said he saw a Lemon Cheesecake Sour IPA in Morrisons and asked if I wanted it. I instantly said yes because the only brewery it could have been from was Siren. Now, the reason I was so excited for it was because it was the first sour beer I ever tried. Peter, a sales manager who works for Siren, came … Continue reading Beer Review: Castillian Lemon & Honey Cheesecake – Siren Craft Brew
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’m desperately trying to get through my beers stock at the moment as I have far too many. The good thing about this problem is I’m getting to try lots of beer from breweries new to me, including this one. Love Lane are based in the heart of Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle and I picked up their beer, ‘Baltic Berliner’, in Lidl not too long ago. … Continue reading Beer Review: Baltic Berliner – Love Lane Brewery