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.
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.
One of my lovely friends and colleagues at work got me some beer for Christmas, one of which included my favourite South West brewery, the Falmouth based Verdant! ‘The Future is Uncertain’ is an 8% DIPA featuring a triple drop of New Zealand’s finest hops; Motueka, Nelson Sauvin and (a new one for me) Waimea. Visually, the beer looks absolutely insane. Pure mango juice looking … Continue reading Beer Review: The Future is Uncertain – Verdant Brewing Co.
Today’s review is another beer very generously gifted to me from my friends over at World Beer Explorers, Sam & Emma, and another beer to have made the journey across the pond from Canada. This ‘Blueberry Blonde’ is a core range beer from Ontario based Broadhead Brewery who were established in 2011. I find blonde beers aren’t to prevalent here in the UK, so to … Continue reading Beer Review: Blueberry Blonde – Broadhead Brewery
Brew number two from Oldham based Donkeystone is ‘The Notorious NEIPA’; no guesses on where they got the name from. It is of course a New England IPA, coming in at 5.5% ABV. It uses Mosaic, Citra and Simcoe hops so it could be on to a winner if brewed well! This beer poured very lively with far too much head. It also had a … Continue reading Beer Review: The Notorious NEIPA – Donkeystone Brewing 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.
Loch Lomond Brewery has become a bit of a staple in Lidl’s craft beer shelves. It’s been a while since I’ve reviewed one of theirs but I’ve had some surprisingly amazing quality beers from the Lidl offerings. ‘Odin’s Beard’ is one the latest to grace the shelves and is a Citra IPA using Kviek Yeast and coming in at 5% ABV. The beer pours a … Continue reading Beer Review: Odin’s Beard – Loch Lomond Brewery
One of the best ever stouts I’ve had was from Bristol based Left Handed Giant so the bar has now been set fairly high for them when it comes to the dark side of the beer world. One of my lovely friends from work got me a couple of beers for Christmas, one of which was ‘Breaker, Breaker’ from the LHG. It’s a 7% Export … Continue reading Beer Review: Breaker, Breaker – Left Handed Giant
A lot of breweries feature a single hop series where the base of the beer stays the same and the only aspect that changes is the hop used. ‘Rolling Palace’ is Black Isle Brewery’s Single Hop Series. The original beer started as a one off but was so popular that the decided to create a series from it. I picked up versions two, three and … Continue reading Beer Review: Rolling Palace II/III/IV – Black Isle Brewery
My wonderful friends Sam and Emma semi-recently returned from a trip to Emma’s homeland of Canada and generously brought back some Canadian beers for me to try. Side note they also have their own beer Instagram so feel free to check them out here! As they are Canadian beers they are all new breweries for me which is incredibly exciting. First up is Collective Arts … Continue reading Beer Review: Matter of Fact – Collective Arts Brewing