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Hello and welcome to the Around The World Blog.

Our blog is hosted by Neil Kiddie, who back in February won our competition to become the official #Biertaster. All it took was a thirst for beer, a large accumulation of bottle caps and a little luck.Neil has a real passion for beer having worked in the industry for some time and brewed his own for over 2 years now.  Having been fortunate to try a range of weird and wonderful brews, he will be sharing his experiences of all things beer related ranging from new discoveries, brewery tours, festivals and any interesting news coming from within the industry. Comments are welcome and we look forward to hearing your experiences. Keep an eye out for our competitions with prizes ranging from brewery tours to bar tabs to be won.All reviews are Neil’s own. We hope you enjoy reading.

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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Honest Brew Craft Beer Advent Calendar – Winner

2nd December 2016

December has arrived in all its cold and foggy glory, but some good has come of the beginning of this festive month. We have ourselves a winner for the Honest Brew Craft Beer Advent Calendar – Now sold out and bringing joy to beer lovers the country over! The Prize was a huge craft beer […]

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Honest Brew – The Howler

1st December 2016

The 1st of December is finally upon us, and I’ve got the perfect secret Santa idea for your beer loving work colleagues or a really neat stocking filler that will tick all the boxes. I give you, the Honest Brew Howler in all of its beery glory! What is a Howler Growlers are pretty cool. A vessel […]

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The Celt Experience – Relaunch

29th November 2016

A Celt Experience Background The Celt Experience came into being back in 2007 when the brewery based in the Pontygwindy Industrial Estate, Caerphilly was opened. Prior to this, Tim Newman (Managing Director) was brewing beers in his Fathers garage. His vision for The Celt Experience reflects the backbone of Welsh spiritual culture and passion for life. […]

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Tiny Rebel – Stay Puft

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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