Beer Review: Wee Zesty – 71 Brewing Co.

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.

Beer Review: Heavy Gravity – Beavertown

Now there is plenty of argument that Beavertown Brewery is no longer craft beer since it’s acquisition by Heineken. My opinion is in total agreement and I hate that Neck Oil is the default session IPA in 80% of pubs. That said I don’t exclusively review craft, sometimes they make quite a nice beer and the art work is still pretty sweet! My Dad grabbed … Continue reading Beer Review: Heavy Gravity – Beavertown

Beer Review: Bitter Is Better – Down South Brewing (Lidl GB)

While also stocking a fairly solid range of craft beer, Lidl also contract brew some beers as part of their own brand range. Often under the guise of a real sounding brewery, in this case ‘Down South Brewing’, they are often fairly poor, although there is the occasional gem where you have to respect the value of beer on offer. ‘Bitter Is Better’ is up … Continue reading Beer Review: Bitter Is Better – Down South Brewing (Lidl GB)

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