To my delight, I have discovered a new local brewery! Andwell based in Andwell, Hampshire. They have a dozen or so different beers available, and open their doors to the public for tours which I’ll definitely be signing up to.… Read more Andwell Sovereign 9.0 – A royal special brew
Once again, a festive beer has been consumed, this time by the name of Rosey Nosey (most recently I sampled Rocking Rudolph). From past experience, festive beers have often been disappointing. However, this time I was pleasantly surprised. Rosey Nosey… Read more Batemans Rosey Nosey – A good winter’s beer
As part of a dedicated trip to sample more beers for reviews, I recently tried and enjoyed a pint of “Pig on the Wall“. This ale is brewed by Black Country Ales, a micro-brewery in Lower Gornal, West Midlands. I… Read more Black Country Ales Pig on the Wall – Smooth and delicious
Courtesy of our local pub, this Belgian White beer was provided as a free sample to “try something different”. It was certainly different to most other beers that I usually drink. Served with a slice of orange submerged in the… Read more Blue Moon Belgian White – First time I’ve had actual fruit in my beer!
This was the first beer from my Beer Hawk 2017 Advent Calendar, and not one I’d tried before. Buxton SPA (Special Pale Ale) from the English brewery Buxton Brewery, based in Derbyshire. I’m slightly confused, as the bottle states details of the… Read more Buxton Brewery Buxton SPA – Refreshing and drinkable
Tonight it was a pint of Bitter Winter, a seasonal cask ale from the Scottish brewery Caledonian (the last standing Edinburgh city brewery according to their website, although CAMRA would disagree). I know the brewery for Coast to Coast and Deuchars,… Read more Caledonian Bitter Winter – A simple bitter
I’ve drunk a lot of this beer, but not yet reviewed it, so here goes… This is Camden Pale Ale, from the London-based Camden Town Brewery, which opened in 2010 (in Camden Town, London, unsurprisingly enough). The bottle is very simple,… Read more Camden Town Brewery Camden Pale Ale – American hops done good
While Daleside Brewery has been based in Harrogate since it began in the 1980’s, the recipe for Morocco Ale has a much longer history. Thought to date back to Elizabethan times, the recipe for this ale has been kept secret in… Read more Daleside Morocco Ale – From… Cumbria?
The second beer from my Beers of Europe UK Mixed 12 tonight – Double Dragon from the Welsh brewery Felinfoel. According to the bottle, this is the national ale of Wales – in which case, I feel sorry for Wales; as I… Read more Felinfoel Double Dragon – The national ale of Wales? Sorry Wales!
I’m surprised it’s taken me so long to write a review for Chieftain IPA from the Irish brewer Franciscan Well given it’s one of the regular, and favourite, beers in the pub next to my London office. The brewery was founded in… Read more Franciscan Well Chieftain IPA – A creamy Irish IPA