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Buxton / Omnipollo – Lemon Meringue Ice Cream Pie

3rd February 2017

Fruit Beer • 6 % ABV • Buxton, UK / Stockholm, Sweden Towards the latter part of 2016, a collaboration of epic proportions was born by Buxton Brewery, based here in the UK, and Omnipollo from Sweden. Their creation was a clever range of ice cream beers which came in a selection of flavours. Taking over the social media airwaves right […]

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Dugges Bryggeri -The Black Currant (Nordic Sour)

Sour/Wild • 4.5 % ABV • Landvetter, Sweden My next brewskie comes from over in Sweden but I was lucky (And I mean lucky) enough to find one in a Brewdog bottlebox delivery just before Christmas. The Black Currant is brewed by Dugges Bryggeri who started brewing in 2005 and was brought on by Mikael Dugge Engström. Things kicked off […]

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Good Chemistry Brewing – Advent Horizon

17th January 2017

Strong Bitter • 5.6 % ABV • Bristol, UK Next on the beer tasting front is a festive option from Bristol based brewers, Good Chemistry brewing. Consisting of Brewer Bob of Wiper & True Fame and Kelly, the Brewster and number cruncher. I just missed out on their tap takeover in Brewdog, Cardiff back in November but am starting […]

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Lines Brew Co – Dry Hopped IPA (Line A)

11th January 2017

IPA • 6.3 % ABV • Caerphilly, Wales Next on the list is a beer brewed by one of my favourite local breweries who have undergone something of a transformation. Goodbye Celt Experience and hello Lines Brew Co. Taking advantage of water from an on-site bore hole aquifer and a view to installing solar panels to heat said water, […]

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Russian River – Pliny the Elder

10th January 2017

Imperial IPA • 8 % ABV • Santa Rosa, California, USA From one big beer and onto something bigger. I first heard about my next beer during a beer tasting session in Brewdog, Cardiff a few years back. It was described as a highly sought brew. Produced in limited quantities and sold in extremely limited numbers to the public. You […]

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Goose Island Brew Company – Bourbon County Stout 2016

9th January 2017

Imperial Stout • 13.8 % ABV • Chicago, Illinois USA It’s official, I’ve finally shifted the Winter bug and can finally taste beer. What better way to kick things off that with something big. Bourbon County by Goose Island, An Imperial Stout aged in bourbon barrels for 150 days to offer as they say “A mix of […]

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Tiny Rebel – Stay Puft

29th November 2016

Porter • 5.2 % ABV • Newport, Wales Considering the length of time I’ve been writing my blog, I’m surprised that I haven’t reviewed a beer from my next brewery yet. Especially as they are literally on my doorstep. Next on the list are Tiny Rebel based in Newport, who have been on the up and up since […]

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Fourpure Brewing Co. – Pils

21st November 2016

Pilsner • 4.7 % ABV • Bermondsey, England A couple of weeks ago, my wife and I visited Brewdog in Cardiff to check out the Fourpure tap takeover. An opportunity to try some new and unusual beers from one of my favourite breweries. Little did we know that we would hang out at Brewdog until the bar closed with Rob and […]

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Celt Experience – 614 Annees

16th November 2016

Chocolate Rye Porter • 10 % ABV • Llandeilo, Wales Keeping things strong and dark in a beery way, my next beer comes from a brewery who until May 2016 were producing some of my highest rated beers. Strong was my support for Celt Experience that I had my stag do at the original brewery in Caerphilly. Good  times, until a […]

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Brewdog – Abstrakt 21 (AB:21)

14th November 2016

Imperial Stout • 12 % ABV • Aberdeenshire, Scotland Brewdog have been dabbling in experimental and unusual beers in their Abstract range since 2010. Producing a vast range of styles from vanilla infused Belgian quads, Cranachan imperial stouts, salted caramel pop corn imperial ales to triple coffee imperial porters and tiramisu oatmeal milk barley wines. There are some pretty wild […]

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