With Crabbies vs Tickety Brew, Red Bull vs Redwell, and now Camden Town vs Weird Beard, the name (hah) of the game seems to be the big guy kicking the little guy, just because they can. Let’s be honest here – nobody is going to mistake one of these things for the other, just because
The past week has been fantastic for new beers – or at least, for beers which are new to me. I can usually pinpoint a ‘star beer of the week’ pretty easily, but this week, I am stumped; so many of them have been lovely! Early in the week, I met Nick of The Hope,
Another bottle of home brew tonight, this time kindly donated by the talented Mr Fergus McIver! Black Hen Brewery‘s Cascade Maple Stout weighs in at a hearty 5.9% and 45 IBUs. The label tells us to expect a ‘soothing dark beer made with pale, amber, caramel, carafa and black malts. Hopped with Fuggles and Progress
Tonight’s beer comes from the kitchen of my dear friends Annis and Mike, who kindly chuck bottles of their various home brews at me relatively frequently. A 7.1% IPA, the Lightfoot-tastic pours thick and promising, with a large, slightly tan head which dissipates quickly. This hot amber beer packs a punch, and is gloriously warming.
HELLO, chaps (a chap’s a chap, no matter what gender they are)! After a bit of a break, I’m back in the world of beery ramblings. The welcome I’ve received from Twitter folk has been absolutely gorgeous and heart warming. Thank you, fellow ale nerds! Well, where to start? The summer brought lots of fun,