Today was the Autumn Budget in the UK, where the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, announced some good news for those who enjoy a quality drink, and good news for publicans and brewers across the country. Duties on spirits,… Read more A good budget for drinkers, publicans, and brewers
I was excited to try this malty pilsner from the Norwegian brewery Amundsen Bryggeri & Spiseri; but that was mostly due to it being in one of those wide-topped cans that I find particularly satisfying to open. (Nope, I don’t… Read more Amundsen Run To The Pils – Just don’t run too far to pick one up
Here is a light golden ale from a fairly nearby brewery; the Battlefield brewery, just down the road from me at Shrewsbury. My local normally has regional beers on tap and this week they’ve had Saxon Gold as one of… Read more Battlefield Saxon Gold – An easy drinking thirst quencher
It’s back to BrewDog for me today – a place I’m always very happy to go! Tonight I’m drinking their 7.2% ABV seasonal Christmas IPA offering, Hoppy Christmas (also known as Voodoo Doll in Scandinavia, although I have no idea why,… Read more BrewDog Hoppy Christmas – A magical Voodoo Doll
Ferment & Drink, from the Dutch brewery Brouwerij de Molen, is absolutely packed with flavour (caramel in particular) which is surprising when you realise it’s a 3% ale. It’s brewed with pils and caramel barley malts; zeus, apollo, and saaz hops;… Read more Brouwerij de Molen Ferment & Drink – Plenty of flavour for a 3% ale
The makers of Camden Hells, Camden Town Brewery, produced this lager as the lovechild of two German beer styles, Helles and Pilsner, hence the name. It certainly has characteristics of both; using pilsner malt and producing a light, bright colour… Read more Camden Town Brewery Hells – What the hells?
Breakfast and Stout. Two of my most favourite things, available in a can from Drygate Brewery in Scotland. The “breakfast” part of the name is not a serving suggestion, the 6% ABV should convince you of that. Instead, it’s a… Read more Drygate Orinico Breakfast Stout – The most important drink of the day?
Happily for me, a Hogs Back brewery beer tonight. I’m a huge fan of this brewery, and I think I’ve drunk my way through all of their beers at some point over the last five years or so (as well… Read more Hogs Back OTT – Old Tongham Tasty or Over The Top?
This flagship ale from the Hogs Back brewery in Tongham, Surrey, is an award-winning Traditional English Ale. This is definitely a personal favourite of mine for session drinking. T.E.A is a full-bodied bitter with an attractive clear, amber colour. There was… Read more Hogs Back T.E.A – Any excuse for an afternoon T.E.A
A couple of fancy looking new pumps appeared in my local recently. Towering over the regular pumps and dripping with condensation, they caught my eye. One of which was Meantime’s London Pale Ale. Normally I would associate such pumps with… Read more Meantime London Pale Ale – A bit too Shoreditch?