Author Archives: Alex

Goose Island IPA

In the interests of fairness and full exposure, after a few comments, it seems as though we had an unfortunate bottle of Goose Island IPA – that, or we have no taste whatsoever. As such, we will be getting our hands on anoth...

Scarecrow

A Scarecrow ale review seems somewhat tempestive paired with this spooky time of the year. Let me elucidate, there is something quite eerie about a haystack on a quest to find a brain. Thanks L. Frank Baum, creator of irrational f...

Wychcraft

Wychwood (the maker of Hobgoblin and its regal cousin King Goblin) are “Brewers of Character” and one of those breweries that have a little place in my heart. I like the approach they have to their beer and the way the...

Hiver Beers

We had the pleasure of meeting Hannah Rhodes, founder of Hiver Beers and inventor of The Honey Beer, at the Harviestoun Brewery’s tap takeover and tasting at the Draft House in Seething Lane. Hiver Beers is a super new compa...

The Honey Beer

Hiver Beers is a little bit special. The whole brewery is based on bees’ talent and the reintroduction of traditional English style honey beer. Made from honey from both urban and rural bees, The Honey Beer (5%) is long matured an...

Boondoggle

Ringwood’s whimsically named Boondoggle (which, according to their website, is an American term for “work of little value” – hmm) is a blonde beer whose label promises me a “punchy citrus aroma, and a...

Okt-no-berfest

Yes, Oktoberfest is mainly lager, sacrilege I know. But it did promise to be a rather raucous, thigh-slappingly good time. Dirndls abound, massive steins of freshly brewed beer, bratwurst and live music all in one oversized tent? ...

312

We were very exited to get our hands on some Goose Island beers, imported from Chicago this 312 is described as an ‘Urban’ Ale and boasts its unfiltered wheatness. If I’m completely honest, I don’t really k...

Double Stout

Ohhhh, why it has taken us this long to do a proper Stout review I could not tell you. The satisfaction of pouring that smooth nectar into a glass, the rich blackness and light beige head, the thick malty smell. It’s one of ...

Old Thumper

Brewed in 1979, winning CAMRA’s Champion Beer of Britain in 1988, this beer certainly deserves its name. A firm favourite among many and Ringwood’s earliest brew I’m on the hunt to see if this Old Thumber is more...

Victory Ale

FYI Vegan beer brewed by Batemans. A pale copper ale at 6%. Is the war won? After winning a game of Yahtzee with three yahtzees in a row (and I kid you not), I am feeling pretty victorious, so I figure it’s time for an appropriate...