Dim Sum – a beer made especially for Asian food


5.0% abv

Dim Sum from Mikkeller – a beer made especially for Asian food with coriander and Lemongrass.

Texas Ranger Smoked Chili Porter


Chili beers are a strange old affair and to be honest I’m not a massive fan of chili in general. I just don’t think hot food is worth the resulting pain the following morning.

I’ve had a few chili beers and Texas Ranger from Mikkeller is by far the best example of this […click the heading to read more]

Beer Geek Bacon


7.5% ABV

Reviewed by RD

Appearance: Very dark brown stout with a glow of dark caramel around the edges a brief head of mid brown foam sat on top then soon disappeared. The thick viscous liquid seemed to stain the glass as I swirled it around.

Aroma: A very bold and distinct aroma of […click the heading to read more]

Koppi – Coffee IPA


6.9% ABV

Reviewed by RD

Appearance: A hazy orangy-chestnut beer with a very healthy looking foamy pale beige head.

Aroma: WOW! More than on the video I got loads of fragrant coffee, super freshly ground coffee that was slightly spicy and sweet edge along with a mild hoppiness that tastes of juicy oranges and […click the heading to read more]



"All you chumps are gonna bow when I whoop him!"

11.11% ABV

Reviewed by RD

Appearance: A very thick and viscous imperial stout with a brief fizz of dark brown foam.

Aroma: As you’d expect from a formidable Imperial Stout of this stature it has a BIG boozy nose. Aromas of […click the heading to read more]

Open it!

A HopZine roundtable

Designed by Richard from myBrewerytap.com

I’m guilty as the next beer geek for hoarding bottles of fine and rare beer. One thing my cupboard lacks is sessions ales but has an abundance of Imperial Stouts, Barleywines and Belgian Quads. So when Andy Mogg and Mark Dredge proposed the idea of Open […click the heading to read more]

Jackie Brown


6% ABV

Reviewed by MT

Pamela Beer is Jackie Brown

Appearance: Very dark and has a reddish tint to it when held up to the light. Light sandy brown head which laces around the glass.

Aroma: Quite a strong smokey soya smell which kind of reminds me of a tame version of BrewDog’s […click the heading to read more]

1000 IBU



9.6% ABV

Reviewed by RD

Colour: A murky blood orange red like a hazy sunset as I held it up to the light. As it sits on the counter it appears to be a bit darker. A nice finger of dense foam head that is tan in colour

Nose: HOPS!, […click the heading to read more]

Green Gold


Green Gold = Hops… I think?

7.0% ABV

Reviewed by RD

Colour: Hazy, virtually opaque and ruby-red/brown in colour. A head of off-white foam perched on top with a thick creamy consistency.

Nose: Surprisingly there wasn’t much on the nose to begin with. I expected bags of big sappy hops. As it […click the heading to read more]

All Others Pale


A pale ale like no other

Reviewed by RD

6.0% ABV

Colour: This poured a very hazy and vibrant deep amber colour that was edging closer towards orange, a peach-like colour. It was topped off with a substantial creamy head that too had that orange tint.

Nose: A great big aroma […click the heading to read more]