Beer Review: Chain Ale – Black Country Ales

For my birthday earlier this year my Black Country residing friend, Hollie, got me a selection of classic real ales from the region to try. Having visited her previously I can already say that they certainly know how to make proper ales in the midlands! My usual go to brewery while I’m up there is Black Country Ales, which today’s beer from. A pub owning … Continue reading Beer Review: Chain Ale – Black Country Ales

Beer Review: Bear Hug IPA – Market Brewing Co.

This is one of the last Canadian beers I have left to review, courtesy of my friends (and fellow beer reviewers) Sam and Emma. ‘Bear Hug IPA’ is from Market Brewing Company based in Newmarket, Ontario. On the can it has the statement of ‘Strong Beer’ which it certainly is, coming in at 7% ABV. The beer has been dry-hopped with El Dorado, Amarillo and … Continue reading Beer Review: Bear Hug IPA – Market Brewing Co.

Beer Review: Session IPA – Purity Brewing Co.

I’ve got a beer from a new brewery today which has been generously gifted to me by a friend! Purity Brewing Company is based south of Birmingham and the beer I’ve got today is their keg core range Session IPA. I don’t often do session IPA reviews as I find them less exciting on the whole but it is nice once in a while! Purity’s … Continue reading Beer Review: Session IPA – Purity Brewing Co.

Beer Review: The Even Greater Love Story – Pretty Decent Beer Co.

Today’s review is from my cracking local brewery Pretty Decent Beer Co based out of Forest Gate. ‘The Even Greater Love Story’ is a Double IPA version of the their core range beer ‘Greatest Love Story’, a beer I regularly stock in my own pub . It is single hopped with one of the most popular hops going, Simcoe, and comes in at 8% ABV. … Continue reading Beer Review: The Even Greater Love Story – Pretty Decent Beer Co.

Beer Review: Staffie – Hammerton

I’ve got a rather interesting beer to review today. Hammerton, over the New Year period created a beer especially for hospitality workers and gave it out for free to all customers. Naturally, as a pub manager, this included a case for myself and the team. Named ‘Staffie’, which for those who don’t know, is a drink you get after finishing your shift. They’ve brewed this … Continue reading Beer Review: Staffie – Hammerton

Beer Review: ALLEN – Verdant Brewing Co.

Finally got around to trying the beer that many consider to be the gold standard of regularly available Double IPAs. Cornwall’s premier craft brewery Verdant is well known for the bold DIPA’s but ‘ALLEN’ is the classic that everyone knows. It comes in at 8% an features the hops peoplle know and love; Simcoe, Mosaic, Citra. I’d been looking forward to trying this for a … Continue reading Beer Review: ALLEN – Verdant Brewing Co.

Beer Review: Das Ist Techno Sex – Up Front Brewing

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

Beer Review: Raptor – Cromarty Brewing Co.

This beer from Cromarty Brewing Co. in Scotland is one of the last I have that aren’t barrel aged (saving those for a special occasion). Raptor is part of the core can range offered by the brewery and is a 5.5% IPA using Simcoe and Ekuanot, but with a focus on the later. Previous beers from their core range have been very lovely so was … Continue reading Beer Review: Raptor – Cromarty Brewing Co.

Beer Review: 5ft 9 in Cuban Heels – Pretty Decent Beer Co.

Wow! It’s been a long time since I’ve reviewed a beer from my local brewery Pretty Decent. I’ve been drinking plenty in their taproom but haven’t got around to writing about any of them. Well I’ve picked up a few cans to start documenting the first being this one; 5ft 9 In Cuban Heels. This Double IPA, from a month or so back to be … Continue reading Beer Review: 5ft 9 in Cuban Heels – Pretty Decent Beer Co.

Beer Review: Waterbeach Weisse (Peach & Apricot) – Pastore Brewing & Blending

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