Author Archives: Alex

Liberty Ale

Over here in Britain, there’s a widespread belief that everything in America is big. The servings, the theme parks, dare I say it… The people. The land of hope and glory, the American dream, the New World have not disa...

Hop Mountain

Brewed by Old Dominion Brewery in Dover, America, Hop Mountain is very secretive on first impressions. The bottle and label combination gives almost nothing away – other than the fact it is very hoppy. Hops, in general. The name (...

Icelandic White Ale

Anything emblazoned with the head of a viking and not one, but two battle axes can only result in a single outcome. Total badassery. From the Viking of Stamford Bridge (who was only felled after taking a spear to the gonads) to th...

Golden Goose

I was astounded to find out, after a little research, that Hatherwood isn’t actually a brewery. In fact, this range of beers which also includes the Ruby Rooster, is Lidl beer, brewed by the folks in the enchanted Wychwood. ...

Green Hop: Fuggles

A quick lesson Green Hop beers are basically beers which are brewed during the Green Hop festival. Hops are seasonal flowers, most are harvested and processed into Hop Pellets for year-round brewing. As such, some of the raw flavo...

Boston Lager

I’ve been handed an “American World-Class Beer” of Samuel Adams and I can’t help but to feel somewhat sceptical. I’ve been to America once before and I was greeted with bigger than large everything: foods, drinks, household object...

Old Engine Oil

Harviestoun Brewery operate out of Clackmannanshire up in Scotland, and if there’s 3 things our friends north of the wall are good at it’s throwing big logs, making me feel physically inadequate and crafting bloody lov...