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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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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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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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Mikkeller – Keeper

4th November 2016

American Pilsner • 5 % ABV • Brewed at Sly Fox Brewing, Pennsylvania, USA My next beer comes from one of my favourite breweries with some of the most recognisable artwork in the world of craft beer, Mikkeller. A few months back, Mikkeller approved three different designs that would be used in their latest development – Canned beers. The […]

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The Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

1st November 2016

Halloween has been and gone, bringing with it the a selection of great horror films, dodgy costumes and sugar. So much sugar! Well, aside from the sugar there was actually some pretty special beers to crack open in the form of ‘The Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll & Mr. Hyde’, a collaboration effort by legendary […]

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Beavertown – Gamma Ray

26th October 2016

American Pale Ale • 5.4 % ABV • Tottenham, England My next beer comes from a London based brewery who brewed up their 1000th beer back at the end of September. The occasion was marked by a live Facebook feed which included a tour of the brewery as well as a Q&A session which you can find […]

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Northern Monk – Heathen

25th October 2016

India Pale Ale • 7.2 % ABV • Leeds, England Time for another beer and this time a from a northern brewery, that I surprisingly have yet to try. Northern Monk hail from Leeds and since their inception back in 2013 have produced some great looking beers, both themselves and through collaborations. Being open to a range of brewing styles […]

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