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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.

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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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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Chilli Con Porter

Its time for another recipe as part of my ‘Cooking with Beer’ series and this one is quite special. I love a good chilli and have experimented with so many variations from using plenty of bitter coffee to trying out a mixture of dark chocolate. I’ve also evolved the mixture from using minced beef to […]

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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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£100 ATWBar Bar Tab Competition – We Have A Winner!

17th October 2016

A month has been and gone, bringing with it an end to our latest competition. The prize was a £100 bar tab for six people or more, to enjoy a range of craft beers at Bierkeller’s Around The World Bar. The winner would get to enjoy their favourites, whilst having an opportunity to push the boat out and […]

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Arrogant Brewing – Arrogant Bastard

American Strong Ale • 7.2 % ABV • Brewed at Stone Brewing, Escondido, California USA Moving into American strong ale territory, my next beer comes from Arrogant Brewing. Arrogant Brewing themselves only started brewing back in 2015 after officially splitting from Stone Brewing who came up with the original recipe for the beer back in 1995. Aiming to produce […]

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