Golden Pints 2016

Best UK Cask Beer Winner: Magic Rock – Common Grounds Runner up: Wild Beer Co – Millionaire

Cask is where lower abv stouts really shine and weather its coffee and salted caramel I love a sweet flavoured dark beer.

UK Keg Beer

Winner: Hawkshead / Cigar City – Tiramisu Imperial Stout Runners up: Wild […click the heading to read more]

Golden Pints 2015

Best UK Cask Beer Winner: Bad Co – Comfortably Numb

Nothing has touched the experience of tasting a fresh cask at their pub, Blind Jacks in Knarsbourgh

UK Keg Beer Winner: Siren / B Nektar – Uncle Zester Runner up: Magic Rock Bearded Lady Dessert

Uncle Zester is one of the most unique “beers” […click the heading to read more]

Irish craft beer – My first thoughts

Bo Bristle / Kinnegar / 8 Degrees / Galway Bay

The Beer O’Clock Show podcast has a focus on the emerging Irish craft beer scene. Over the last week I’ve drank a couple of beer from the Season 6 box from Ireland based online shop Drink Store. So far I’ve enjoyed bottle of […click the heading to read more]

What I’ve been drinking this week…

After a brief hiatus (none of that silly Dryanuary nonsense) just been busy.

 

So what’s grabbed my beery attention in the last seven days.

 

The big one on everyone’s lips has been Thornbridge Jaipur X. I managed to grab and bottle and drank in this past weekend. I liked it, all the […click the heading to read more]

Golden Pints 2014

Best UK Cask Beer Winner: Magic Rock – High Wire Runner up: Thornbridge – Baize

UK Keg Beer Winner: BrewDog – Paradox Heaven Hill Runners up: Siren/Beavertown/Magic Rock – Rule of Thirds Northern Monk – Northern Star

Best UK Bottled or Canned Beer Winner: Beavertown – Gamma Ray Runner up: BrewDog – Paradox Heaven […click the heading to read more]

What I’ve been drinking this week…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once again I ask myself “What have I been drinking this week?”.

Monday saw me venture into Bradford for “Mama Beers” a Italian food and beer matching event put on by The Sparrow and neighboring restaurant Mama Mia’s.

The evening unfolded with a waistband expanding […click the heading to read more]

What I’ve been drinking this week…

Back for another weekly run down of the libations that have been delighting my taste buds this weeks.

This week’s main event was Rule of Thirds, a collaborative brew between Siren , Beavertown and Magic Rock. Probably the “coolest” beer brewed this year which is a 6.4% IPA/Pale Ale pulling together equal parts Siren […click the heading to read more]

What I’ve been drinking this week…

The beers I’ve enjoyed this week once again highlights how great the British brewing scene is at the moment. First up is Northern Monk New World IPA. On yet another visit to the on-site tap room and kitchen I sampled a number of halves of their flagship IPA. The first beer brewed by Northern […click the heading to read more]

What I’ve been drinking this week…

The new My Brewery Tap 52 US Beer club arrived on my doorstep last week and I started digging into that. One of the early highlights has been New English’s Dragoon American Red Ale. I usually have a rather low expectations for amber ales as I see them often as American’s answer to a […click the heading to read more]

What I’ve been drinking this week…

I admit it; I’m full of big idea. I start these new regular blog posts and then do them once and never again. This idea comes as a result of listening a few of my favourite beery podcasts Beyond the Pour, Beer O’clock Show and live Google+ hangout Beer Dweebs United.

Some weeks I’ll […click the heading to read more]