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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.

Wild Beer Co. – Epic Saison

15th October 2016

Saison • 5 % ABV • Shepton Mallet, England Back into saison territory, my next beer comes from Wild Beer Co who opened themselves a bar in Bristol back in back in August of this year. Their bar is loaded up with 22 taps to pump out draught beers and ciders in all your favourite sizes. Through […]

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Elvis Juice – Brewdog

13th October 2016

IPA • 6.5 % ABV • Aberdeenshire, Scotland It hit the news recently that a legal dispute has been launched by the Presley estate, over the exclusivity of the name ‘Elvis’and more importantly against Brewdog beverage Elvis Juice. Brewdog owners James Watt and Martin Dickie’s quick thinking has led to them changing their first names by deed poll (to Elvis) in […]

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Magic Rock Brewing – Common Grounds

11th October 2016

Porter • 5.4 % ABV • Huddersfield, England Next on the beery hit list is a brewery that I’m surprised I haven’t tried yet, given that their wears can be found almost in almost every bottle shop and fridge here in Cardiff. Magic Rock Brewing Co is the brain child of three like minded people who were […]

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Brewgooder – Clean Water Lager

4th October 2016

Lager • 4.5 % ABV • Brewed at Brewdog, Aberdeenshire, Scotland My next beer has been brewed by Brewdog through the guys at Brewgooder – a team that are on a mission to provide clean water for 1,000,000 people by donating 100% of their profits to clean water charities. With the rise in popularity for craft beer, as-well […]

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Welsh Rarebit With A Lightly Dressed Salad

20th September 2016

I finally got around to trying out a recipe for Welsh rarebit along with a lightly dressed salad this weekend and it was an absolute delight. The idea was to use a quality stout in the rarebit mixture to add some body and depth to the mixture. Weirdly, all of the shops in my local area […]

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Fourpure Brewing Co. – Skyliner Wheat

Wheat Ale • 4.8 % ABV • Bermondsey, England Time for a beer from one of my recent favourites in the UK brewing scene – Fourpure. I had an opportunity to chat with the team from Fourpure during Cardiff’s Brewfest back in August, where I had a taster and a chat about their Outpost series. The sampler on offer was their […]

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Odell Brewing Company -India Pale Ale

19th September 2016

India Pale Ale • 7 % ABV • Fort Collins, Colorado USA How about another one from Odell Brewing Company who contribute to a number of charitable programs in the local area. From educational and environmental issues to efforts supporting children at risk, single parent families and the elderly. the Odell Outreach program meets quarterly to arrange a number […]

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Odell Brewing Company – Drumroll APA

American Pale Ale • 5.3 % ABV • Fort Collins, Colorado USA Odell Brewing Company started their journey back in 1989 when Doug, Wynne and Corkie Odell converted a grain elevator, dating back to 1915 on the outskirts of Fort Collins, into their brewery. Their success has led to the development of a 45,000 square foot brewery in […]

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Buxton/Lervig Breweries – Trolltunga

18th September 2016

Sour IPA • 6.3 % ABV • England/Norway With my next mixed Brewdog case on its way through the postal system, I thought it would be a good idea to work through whats been hanging around since the last box. My next beer is something a little more unusual and is part of a collaboration between Buxton Brewery […]

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Hitachino Nest – Amber Ale

14th September 2016

Amber Ale • 6% ABV • Konosu, Naka, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan Time for a trip to Japan where I’ll be trying a beer from Hitachino Nest, a part of the Kiuchi Brewery who can trace their roots all the way back to 1823, where they produced sake using excess rice stocks collected from farmers as land tax. Hitachino […]

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