REVIEW: Cloudwater Brew Co DIPA

Cloudwater Brew Co.
DIPA
9%
Manchester, UK
Cloudwater Brew Co
The craft beer scene in Manchester is absolutely flourishing at the moment, what with Indy Man Beer Con attracting some of the best UK breweries in the country. There’s a whole heap of breweries in Manchester and the North West making fantastic beers. But the one brewery really making a wave is Cloudwater Brew Co. whose founding members include those who have worked at BrewDog and Marble Brewery! So lots of experience!
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REVIEW: Magic Rock High Wire Grapefruit

Magic Rock Brewing 
Grapefruit Pale Ale
5.5%
Huddersfield, UK

Magic Rock
Magic Rock are one of the best breweries in the UK. Fact. Their Cannonball, an IPA is a special beer that some might say is the best readily available IPA produced on these shores. I waxed lyrically about the beer very recently. High Wire, their pale ale is also, you guessed it, one of the best in the UK. How would a grapefruit inspired pale fare?
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REVIEW: Vocation Brewery Heart & Soul

Vocation Brewery
Heart & Soul Session IPA
4.4%
Cragg Vale, Yorkshire, UK

Vocation Brewery
If the last few years have been all about breweries like Magic Rock, Pressure Drop, BrewDog, Beavertown and so on the next couple of years will be dominated by the likes of Cloudwater, Northern Monk and Yorkshire’s Vocation Brewery. I’ve had the pleasure of trying the majority of their beers and not one has disappointed, to date.
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REVIEW: Bristol Beer Factory Milk Stout

Bristol Beer Factory
Milk Stout
4.5%
Bristol, UK

BristolBeer
Bristol Beer Factory have been producing some fantastic beers for a while. I’ve been lucky enough to try many variants of their beer on cask in pubs across London but recently picked up a bottle of their Milk Stout from Clapton Craft and was massively looking forward to trying it.
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REVIEW: Magic Rock Cannonball

Magic Rock Brewing
Cannonball
7.4%
Huddersfield, UK
Magic Rock

Magic Rock are a brewery I have followed closely for as long as I’ve been obsessed with craft beer. My very first Magic Rock experience was in The Southampton Arms in Kentish Town when I had several pints of Rapture, for something like £3.40 a pint. Ridiculously tasty and moreish I then looked out for the Huddersfield based brewery any time I was in a pub. Working near the Euston Tap and The Queen’s Head in Kings Cross enabled me to continue my love affair with Magic Rock.
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REVIEW: Moor Confidence

Moor Beer Co
Confidence
4.8%
Somerset, UK

Moor
Ahh The Old Fountain. So many nights spent in the glorious pub sandwiched between Old Street, Angel and Shoreditch. It was in The Old Fountain my love affair with Moor began. It was the Nor’Hop. Then it was the So’Hop in the Holborn Whippet and then in my new job the Confidence in The Queen’s Head near Kings Cross Station. Most recently I’ve been drinking Moor Beer in the Euston Tap. Every beer exceptional.
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REVIEW: Vocation Brewery Life & Death

Vocation Brewery
Life & Death IPA
6.5%
Cragg Vale, Yorkshire, UK

Vocation Brewery
Rightly or wrongly, craft beer in the UK is very much associated with London breweries but there’s plenty of craft brewing scenes further afield. None more so than in Yorkshire with the likes of Ilkley, Northern Monk, Magic RockSaltaire and many more including Vocation Brewery. I was recommended the brewery by a friend at work who is from Yorkshire and whilst up in Leeds I picked up a few cans from Tall Boys Beer Market. Somewhere I’d really recommend visiting.
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REVIEW: Wild Beer Madness IPA

The Wild Beer Co
Madness IPA
6.8%
Somerset, UK
Wild Beer Co

Moor Beer, Bristol Beer Factory, Harbour Brewing. These are just a few of the best breweries from the South West of England. But The Wild Beer Co are up there with one of the best breweries in the UK, let alone the South West. The last beer I tried by Wild Beer included an ingredient that was “live” and changed the taste of the beer as it went on. They’re a brewery that likes to change the rules of brewing and do things a bit differently.
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REVIEW: Harbour Brewing Co Session IPA

Harbour Brewing Co 
Session IPA
4.3%
Cornwall, UK
Harbour Brewing Co

I remember the first time I sampled a Harbour Brewing beer, it was in the trusty Old Fountain tucked away near the Old Street roundabout. The God’s honest truth? I purchased a pale ale on cask because it was the cheapest beer I could get at a decent ABV (6%). That first sip was a beautiful moment. As you’d expect I was back for more after that.
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REVIEW: Partizan Brewing Pretty Pale Ale

Partizan Brewing
Pretty Pale Ale
4.5%
Bermondsey, London, UK

Partizan
I’ve been down to the Partizan Brewery three times now and every time I’m in awe of the quality of production by the Bermondsey brewery. Everything they do is great. I particularly love their use of American hops and I think their pale ales are some of the best in the UK (possibly the world).
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