London Beer Factory’s ‘Jungle Trip’ is another beer from my supermarket backlog that I have taken far to long to getting around and drinking/reviewing! You can tell I have had this a while as since then the brewery have re-branded with new artwork and logo (although interestingly on their website ‘Jungle Trip’ has maintained the original look). This beer is a New England Pale Ale … Continue reading Beer Review: Jungle Trip – London Beer Factory
HAPPY NEW YEAR! Apologies for the absence of beer reviews in the last couple of weeks. I thought heading into January would mean more time for myself. Who could have guessed that running a pub is a full time gig!! While it has prevented me from writing reviews it certainly hasn’t stopped me from drinking beer. One of my lovely friends from work gave me … Continue reading Beer Review: Mangolicious – Laine Brew Co.
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
I’ve noticed North London based Hammerton are big into the funky flavoured stout but this sour beer from them really peaked my interest. ‘Chicha Sour’ is a beer made from Maize Morado, also known as Peruvian Purple Corn. The beer is based on Chicha Morada which is a traditional Peruvian soft drink and comes in at 4.9% ABV. After hearing the description from one of … Continue reading Beer Review: Chicha Sour – Hammerton
Work has meant I’ve had to put the hobby beer drinking on the back-burner for a little bit. I currently have a backlog of both beers that have been drunk and prime for review and beers that are nestled away in my fridge waiting to be cracked open. This ‘Coco Van Porter’ from Black Isle Brewery, up in Scotland, is one I’ve had shuffling around … Continue reading Beer Review: Coco Van Porter – Black Isle Brewery
This beer, gifted to me from a friend at work, is my first (non-lager) beer from Japan! Hitachino Nest Beer is a series brewed by Kiuchi Brewery who typically brew Japanese Sake and have been doing so since 1823. Hitachino is the name of the province where the brewery originates from. This particular beer I tried is the White Ale, so a take on the … Continue reading Beer Review: Hitachino Nest White Ale – Kiuchi Brewery
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was referred to as the ‘Baby-face Assassin’ in his playing days for Manchester United so I thought, with the recent sacking, it was an appropriate time to try the beer of the same name. Rooster’s is a new brewery for me that is based up in Yorkshire. ‘Baby-Face Assassin’ is described as a ‘deceptively drinkable IPA’ due to it coming in at … Continue reading Beer Review: Baby-Faced Assassin – Rooster’s Brewing Co.
Thornbridge’s ‘Pondera’ is a beer that I’ve been meaning to try for a long time, having seen it on their Instagram and supermarket shelves for a decent while now. The beer is a collaboration with Californian brewers Firestone Walker and together they have, naturally, brewed a West Coast IPA. In a world full of soft New England beers I always like to give some crisper … Continue reading Beer Review: Pondera – Thornbridge x Firestone Walker
It’s been a fair old while since I last had a beer from DEYA; one of the biggest names in UK craft beer. However, while in Cornwall recently, a friend of mine spotted this can of ‘Routine Bites Hard’ in the reduction bin of a bottle shop. Half price and still a month in date. I knew it wouldn’t be the freshest but it was … Continue reading Beer Review: Routine Bites Hard – DEYA
Padstow Brewing Comapny, based of course in Padstow, was another new brewery I thought I’d try while I was down in Cornwall last month! The reason I decided to go for this beer specifically, is because 10p of each can sold goes towards the National Lobster Hatchery based in Padstow. It’s a charity that helps conserve vunerbale lobster populations which provide vital income for many … Continue reading Beer Review: Lobster Tale – Padstow Brewing Co.