REVIEW: Rule of Thirds IPA

Siren / Magic Rock Brewery / Beavertown
Rule of Thirds IPA
6.4%
Reading, Huddersfield, London, UK

Siren
Magic RockWhat do you get when you mix three ridiculously great breweries and their three IPAs? Rule of Thirds IPA is what. A collaborative brew that spreads the breadth of the country. The idea of mixing three IPAs from three of the best brewing companies in the UK is a beautiful thing.
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REVIEW: Day of the Dead Beer IPA

Mexican flagDay of the Dead Beer
IPA
6.8%
Tecate, Mexico

DOD Beer
Cerveceria Mexicana is third largest brewery located in Mexico and Day of The Dead Beer is their craft beer arm. The brewery has a wide range of craft beers from Pale to Porter and to this very lovely DOA IPA.
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REVIEW: Mikkeller American Dream

DenmarkMikkeller
American Dream
4.6%
Copenhagen, Denmark

Mikkeller
I recently went to Copenhagen with my girlfriend for a long weekend. A week or so after we got back she said, “The reason you suggested to visit Copenhagen wasn’t just for the beer, was it?” After dragging her to Warpigs, Mikkeller & Friends and the original Mikkeller bar in Vesterbro. Now, I’d always wanted to visit Copenhagen and the added incentive of drinking lots of Mikkeller definitely did persuade me to make the trip.

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REVIEW: Anchor Brewing California Lager

Anchor Brewing Company
California Lager
4.9%
San Francisco, California, USA


It’s hard to say anything bad about Anchor Brewing. They’ve opened my eyes up to lager, thanks mostly to Anchor Steam. All of their beers are tasty, interesting and they’ve been producing fantastic beer for a long time.
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REVIEW: Odell Brewing IPA

Odell Brewing Co
IPA
7%
Colorado, USA

Odell Brewing
Odell Brewing Co was founded in 1989 and most recently in 2014 was named one of the largest breweries in the United States (34th) based on sales. It is a brewery, like Stone Brewing Co that I’ve always wanted to try. Thanks to distribution in the UK I was able to pick up an IPA by Odell Brewing Co recently and was mega excited to try it.
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REVIEW: To Øl Yeastus Christus

DenmarkTo Øl
Yeastus Christus
7.4%
Copenhagen, Denmark


To OlKnowing that I was about go on a trip to Copenhagen I picked up a bottle by Danish gypsy breweries To Øl from Clapton Craft. How do you go about choosing a beer from a brewery unknown to you? Simply pick it based on the design of the bottle. Just to clarify, a gypsy brewery is one that doesn’t have a “stable” home and by that I mean they rely on other breweries for equipment and space.
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REVIEW: Stone IPA

Stone Brewing Co
IPA
6.9%
California, USA

STone
Stone Brewing Co is a brewery I’d always heard a lot about. It is talked about in the same way as places like Sierra Nevada, Anchor Steam and so on. Launched in 1996, just eighteen years later it became the ninth biggest craft brewery in America, based on sales. Recently in 2015 the brewery announced it would launch a Berlin base, which will only enhance its reputation in Europe.
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REVIEW: Flying Dog Underdog

Flying Dog Brewery
Underdog Atlantic Lager
4.7%
Maryland, USA

Any beer that has an affiliation with Hunter S. Thompson is going to be one I love. Flying Dog has been one of my favourite breweries for a while. Born way back in 1990 by George Stranahan and Richard McIntyre the brewery was actually founded in Colorado. Hunter S. Thomson introduced George to Ralph Steadman who went on to create the artwork for the beers in the early 90s. This is a brewery steeped in glory, history and a name adored by craft beer fans worldwide.
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REVIEW: Beavertown Skull King

Beavertown Brewery
Skull King Double IPA
8.7%
Tottenham, London, UK


It is a close call between Pressure Drop and Beavertown for the best brewery in London in my opinion. However with the recent arrivals of Beavertown’s cans plus Bloody ‘Ell IPA I’m leaning towards the Tottenham based brewery.
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