REVIEW: The Five Points Brewing Co Five Points Ale


The Five Points Brewing Company
Five Points Pale
4.4%
Hackney, London, UK

The Five Points Brewing Company are a relatively new microbrewery based towards Hackney Central station in between Rectory Road and Hackney. They opened this year with three varieties including the Five Points Pale which unsurprisingly is my favourite. Although the porter is really lovely, too. Following a series of opening events down at the brewery Five Points have been slowly building their excellent reputation.
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REVIEW: Meantime London Pale Ale

Meantime Brewing Company
London Pale Ale
4.3%
London, UK

To me when I think of successful craft beers and micro breweries none stands out more so than the Meantime Brewing Company. Founded back in 2000 by Alastair Hook it has become one of the most recognisable and well respected breweries in the world, let alone the UK. It has won several awards for its beer and has set the standards over the past 13 years for producing some of the best ale in the world.
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REVIEW: London Fields Brewery Shoreditch Triangle IPA

London Fields Brewery
Shoreditch Triangle IPA
6%
London Fields, UK

London Fields quietly go about their business creating some fantastic ale and the Shoreditch Triangle IPA is a fine drop. As previously mentioned on this blog I am more of a pale ale advocate than IPA however the London Fields Shoreditch Triangle IPA is a lovely tipple.

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REVIEW: Anchor Brewery Christmas Ale


Anchor Brewery Christmas Ale
Anchor Brewing Company

5.5%
San Francisco, California, USA

Anchor Brewery create some fantastic beer and have been around since 1896. Their ‘standard’ lager which I sampled in London’s best burger joint Honest Burgers reminds me a bit of Sierra Nevada. Every year Anchor Brewery produce a special one off Christmas ale that is different every year. To get in the Christmas spirit I picked one up to sample.
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REVIEW: Little Creatures Pale Ale


Little Creatures Pale Ale
Little Creatures Brewery
5.2%
Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Based in Fremantle, Perth in Western Australia the Little Creatures Brewery is the Australian version of Brooklyn Brewery. It was only founded 13 years ago in 2000 and the name was inspired by the Talking Heads, pretty rad, right? The name ‘Little Creatures’ is a reference to a song lyric from the Talking Heads ‘Little Creatures’ album and refers to the live yeast cells that turn the sugars in malt wort into alcohol.
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REVIEW: The Kernel India Pale Ale Amarillo


India Pale Ale Amarillo

The Kernel Brewery
6.3%
Bermondsey, London, UK

The Kernel Brewery has been one I’ve admired from afar for a long time. It was one of the first UK breweries alongside Meantime and Camden Town that grabbed my attention. It is not just me who holds the brewery in such high esteem as Owner and Brewer, Evin O’Riordain, was awarded British Guild of Beer Writers Brewer of the Year 2011.
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