Beer Review: Stout About It – The Hop Foundry (ALDI)

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you will know about my guilty pleasure for trying ownbrand beers from the supermarkets. Particularly ALDI and Lidl who also create their own fake craft beer brand names like this one, The Hop Foundry from the former. Previous beers I have had from this range have genuinely been some of the worst brews I’ve ever had. … Continue reading Beer Review: Stout About It – The Hop Foundry (ALDI)

Beer Review: Cotton Clouds – Donkeystone Brewing Co.

Lidl supermarkets have added a new brewery to their craft beer repertoire in the form of Oldham based Donkeystone Brewing Co. A new brewery for me I picked up a couple of their offerings to give them a whirl. First up is ‘Cotton Clouds’ a craft lager at 4% ABV. Perhaps one of the hardest styles to blow someone away with it is also serves … Continue reading Beer Review: Cotton Clouds – Donkeystone Brewing Co.

Beer Review: 01 19 Off-Tempo DIPA 3 – BAD Co.

Today’s review is another from the ASDA exclusive brewery BAD (Brewing & Distilling) Co. Their Off-Tempo range appears to be the staple line of beers that the stock in the supermarket giant. The range is meant to be a more experimental and unusual selection of beers. I have previously reviewed their Milkshake IPA and this time around I’ve got their DIPA 3 a double IPA … Continue reading Beer Review: 01 19 Off-Tempo DIPA 3 – BAD Co.

Beer Review: TR-HOP-ICAL – Vocation

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

Beer Review: Brownie Huntress – Wilde Child Brewing Co.

As winter draws in the indoor photography is definitely going to see a sharp increase! I’ll have exchange garden foliage in favour of potted plants for my background scenery. However, the beer remains the star of the show and Wilde Child is the brewery in question today. They are a new brewery to me and I’ve just seen a couple of the beers crop up … Continue reading Beer Review: Brownie Huntress – Wilde Child Brewing Co.

Beer Review: King Slayer – Buxton Brewery

It’s been far too long since I enjoyed a beer from Buxton Brewery (no guesses where they’re from)! However, they continue to have a presence on the supermarket shelves, particularly those of Tesco by the looks. I picked up King Slayer a little while back and have only just got around to give this big boozy double IPA a go. It comes in at a … Continue reading Beer Review: King Slayer – Buxton Brewery

Beer Review: 05 19 Off-Tempo – BAD Co.

While also brewing Asda’s own-brand range, BAD Co, have some of their own brews in the supermarket giant. Most of them seem to be part of a range called ‘Off-Tempo’. This particular entry into the series is a Milkshake IPA. As such a hefty dose of lactose has been added to this beer in the hope of giving it a creamier, smoother texture. Visually the … Continue reading Beer Review: 05 19 Off-Tempo – BAD Co.

Beer Review: West Coast Pale – BAD Co. (Asda)

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)

Beer Review: Goose Willis – Brew York

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