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Welcome to My Beer Blog

I’ve always wanted to start up a food blog but never really found the time. I love eating more or less anything so it made perfect sense to share that love with other people and give myself a new hobby. Unfortunately with the current situation this is probably the wrong time to start up a food blog. Thankfully I have another passion: beer! So I’ve … Continue reading Welcome to My Beer Blog

Beer Review: 15 Mile Round Trip – Vocation x Sure Shot

Tesco are going to have a fresh drop of new craft beer hitting their shelves sometime next week. In celebration I thought I’d finally get around to reviewing this beer from the previous release. ’15 Mile Round Trip’ is a double IPA brewed in collaboration between Vocation and soon-to-be brewery Sure Shot. The name of the beer actually has it’s own origin story too. It … Continue reading Beer Review: 15 Mile Round Trip – Vocation x Sure Shot

Beer Review: Old Speckled Hen (Low Alcohol) – Greene King

Unfortunately this is the last low alcohol beer I have kicking around and sadly I don’t think it is a particularly interesting one. ‘Old Speckled Hen’ is a British staple in terms of classic old school ales. Originally brewed by Moorland Brewery, they were taken over by regional giants Greene King in 2000. Going into this one my initial worry was that, like many regional … Continue reading Beer Review: Old Speckled Hen (Low Alcohol) – Greene King

Beer Review: Galaxy IPA – Pretty Decent Beer Co.

Today’s review takes us back to my wonderful local brewery Pretty Decent who are still keeping up with producing a new brew a week! ‘Galaxy IPA’ is the third installment in their new Single Hop Series where they aim to highlight one specific hop. In this case it is of course Galaxy which is a variety from Australia. The second installment was all about Citra … Continue reading Beer Review: Galaxy IPA – Pretty Decent Beer Co.

Beer Review: Cherry Bomb – Play Brew Co.

A new brewery for me today with a slightly wacky beer to boot. Play Brew Co. is based in Middlesbrough and the beer in question is ‘Cherry Bomb’. It’s a 5.4% Cherry Cola Ale. I always like trying new breweries and even more so when they have some slightly odd beers. I wasn’t too sure what to expect from this as it doesn’t appear to … Continue reading Beer Review: Cherry Bomb – Play Brew Co.

Beer Review: The Daily Mash 2020 Souvenir Edition – Northern Monk x The Daily Mash

A very unique beer today in the form of a collaboration. Rather than it being a collaborative beer between two breweries this commemorative brew is between one of my favourite brewers Northern Monk and the satirical online news page The Daily Mash. To commemorate (or perhaps commiserate) the year that was 2020 they brewed a 5% ABV pale ale with some of the best headlines … Continue reading Beer Review: The Daily Mash 2020 Souvenir Edition – Northern Monk x The Daily Mash

Beer Review: Ghost Ship (AF) – Adnams

West Ham United had a massive win against Tottenham yesterday afternoon and I did the peculiar thing of celebrating with an Alcohol Free beer. Crazy I know, as after my last AF beer the risk was high of it putting a dampener on my sky high mood. My tipple of choice was the 0.5% version of Adnams’ famous ‘Ghost Ship’ Citrus Pale Ale. They’ve been … Continue reading Beer Review: Ghost Ship (AF) – Adnams

Beer Review: The Main Event – New Zealand Beer Collective x Fierce Beer

I unfortunately don’t have a stout to review for this Sunday! Instead I’ve got a collaborative beer between the New Zealand Beer Collective and Aberdeen based Fierce Beer. The NZBC appears to be primarily a stockist for New Zealand beers, bringing them to the UK market. However, they also collaborate with some UK breweries and together with Fierce Beer they’ve brewed a few beers, including … Continue reading Beer Review: The Main Event – New Zealand Beer Collective x Fierce Beer

Beer Review: Heretic – Brass Castle Brewery

My Dad placed another order through Taylor’s Gluten Free Beer Network recently, predominantly to try some more beers from potentially his current favourite brewery: Brass Castle. They are possibly the most experimental gluten free brewery I’ve seen. They make GF beers in a whole host of styles with some wacky flavours to boot. Today’s brew is no different. ‘Heretic’ is a 6.4% Saffron and Cracked … Continue reading Beer Review: Heretic – Brass Castle Brewery

Beer Review: New Romantic (Mandarin) – Two Tribes

Today’s beer comes from a new brewery for me. Two Tribes is a North London based brewery with a passion for music and the arts. New Romantic is actually a series of beers which appears to revolve around the Berliner Weisse sour beer style with this brew focusing on the mandarin orange. Since heading into the colder months it’s been a long time since I’ve … Continue reading Beer Review: New Romantic (Mandarin) – Two Tribes

Beer Review: Low Profile – The Hop Foundry (Aldi)

I’m running unfortunately low on No/Low Alcoholic craft beer at the moment but I’m still determined to test out what is available. As such today I’ve gone for an own brand low alcohol brew. From The Hop Foundry (a.k.a another of ALDI’s plethora of craft beer brands) this is ‘Low Profile’ a 0.5% ABV IPA. The beer pours a clear gold with a very quickly … Continue reading Beer Review: Low Profile – The Hop Foundry (Aldi)