REVIEW: Ska Brewing Modus Hoperandi IPA

Ska Brewing
Modus Hoperandi IPA
6.8%
Durango, Colorado, USA

Ska Brewing
Having tried Ska Brewing a few times on draught in some fine London pub’s I was very keen to pick up a couple of cans by the Colorado brewery. Founded in 1995 and inspired by mod, ska and pop culture the beers are high in hops and flavour. Perfect, right?
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NEWS: Euroboozer launches UK’s largest range of American craft beers

Euroboozer
It’s unlike me to really cover beer “news” on this blog but a few weeks ago I was invited to The Hop & Berry in Islington by Euroboozer to try out a load of American craft beer. The reason? Because world beer specialist Euroboozer has launched the biggest range of US craft beer and cider in the UK at one time.
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REVIEW: Left Hand Brewing Company 400 Pound Monkey IPA

Left Hand Brewing Company
400 Pound Monkey IPA
6.8%
Colorado, USA

Left Hand
Left Hand Brewing Company all started when Dick Doore (really) started homebrewing after he had received a kit as a present from his brother. He said, “it was all downhill from there.” In 1993 alongside college pal Eric Wallace they founded Left Hand Brewing Company and the rest is history. In their history Left Hand Brewing Company has won multiple awards and continued to push the boundaries when it comes to craft beer.
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REVIEW: Lagunitas IPA

Lagunitas Brewing Company
IPA
6.2%
Lagunitas, California, USA

Lagunitas
I often see Lagunitas IPA in bars and pubs across London but rarely have the courage to ask for it because I still don’t know how it is pronounced. So if you’re reading this and you know, tweet me on @KegtoDiffer, thanks! I picked up a bottle of it from Beer Hawk recently and was excited to try it based on my pal Tim Brown saying it’s one of his favourite IPAs. And he has good taste in everything.
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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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