I’ve had this beer kicking around for ages and kept meaning to try it, but with a Imperial Stout I feel like you need to resign yourself to having nothing else on the rest of the day! Norse Star II is the second version of a collaborative brew (which I have tried) between British craft brewing stalwarts Northern Monk and Norway’s Lervig. From what I … Continue reading Beer Review: Norse Star II – Northern Monk x Lervig
Through work, I recently got the opportunity to go to Brew London, my first beer festival since Covid. Based in the Printworks in London, Brew London hosted a massive variety of different breweries from across the country and I had an absolutely cracking time. I only ended up buying one can of beer to takeaway, mainly because the lady behind the bar at Vocation is … Continue reading Beer Review: Imperial Kirsch – Vocation
Hammerton Brewery is a first time feature on the blog but not new for me personally. As a London based brewery I’ve had some of their core range on draft a few times, particularly their N1 pale ale. We’ve also had their flagship beer ‘Crunch’, a peanut butter stout, on draft at work before! This beer, ‘City of Cake’ is a Chocolate Fudge Cake Stout, … Continue reading Beer Review: City of Cake – Hammerton Brewery
Continuing my beer clear out extravaganza with a stout from another new brewery for me! Frisky Bear is based up North in Leeds, which I actually visited the other day. It’s been a little while since I’ve had a dark beer, mostly because almost all the ones I have are heavy hitters in the ABV department. ‘Under Promise, Over Deliver’ is substantially lighter at 4.5% … Continue reading Beer Review: Under Promise, Over Deliver – Frisky Bear Brewing Co.
A long time ago, back when I was first starting this blog, I reviewed the majority of Black Isle Brewery’s, readily available core range. Their specials are rather hard to find online and in bottle shops so it was only fair to pay them a visit while I was up in Scotland a couple weeks back. I picked up a whole host of brews that … Continue reading Beer Review: The Big Sleep – Black Isle Brewery
I’ve taken my newly discovered south coast brewery, Dancing Man, up North with me as well this week. One of the two beers I bought to takeaway when I was down in Southampton, ‘Big Bad Stout’ is exactly what it says on the tin. Rocking up at a hefty 6.8% ABV it’s just a classic stout based on a recipe from 1890! No adjuncts, no … Continue reading Beer Review: Big Bad Stout – Dancing Man Brewery
It’s been far too long since I last had a beer from the trusty folks over at Siren Craft Brew. They had their eight anniversary not too long ago and while I would’ve have loved to have taken part I already own far too much beer to justify buying more. Instead I’ve gone for ‘Midnight Stack’ a Maple Pancake Milk Stout that has been Nitro … Continue reading Beer Review: Midnight Stack – Siren Craft Brew
This Stout Sunday I’m going big. In fact I’m going bigger than I’ve ever gone before and perhaps bigger than I ever will go. ‘Big Trouble Al’owa’ is a collaboration between two Newcastle Breweries: By The River and Wylam. The beer is a Pecan and Maple Imperial Stout coming in at an insane 14% ABV. Yes, you did read that correctly. That’s stronger than some … Continue reading Beer Review: Big Trouble Al’owa – By The River x Wylam
The last time I had a beer from Scottish brewers Williams Brothers was when Lidl had their beer festival on a few months back. Well this is exactly where this beer is from. I’ve had it kicking about for a little bit now but I thought it would go perfectly in my new glass. Named after the movie (I imagine), ‘March of the Penguins’ is … Continue reading Beer Review: March of the Penguins – Williams Bros Brewing Co.
It’s Stout Sunday and today I’m reviewing the last beer from my Premier Hop order I made just before Christmas. All the beers I bought have been solid to outstanding so once I’ve whittled down my recent supermarket purchases I may have to treat myself to another order. I’ve gone for yet another new brewery, this time based in Hull, in the form of Atom! … Continue reading Beer Review: Neutrino – Atom