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: Hitachino Nest Beer

JapanKiuchi Brewery
Hitachino Nest Pale Ale
5.5%
Naka, Japan

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Hitachino Nest Beers
are a selection of Japanese craft beer by Kiuchi Brewery. I first tried the pale ale in a lovely cafe called Wyndham Teas in Cardiff. Since then I’ve been scouting beers by the Japanese brewery in craft beer shops like Clapton Craft and so on.
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REVIEW: Anchor Brewing Anchor IPA

Anchor Brewing Company
Anchor IPA
6.5%
San Francisco, California


For a long time I saw Brooklyn Brewery as the best brewery in America. At least, this was four years ago when I was first trying beers and trying to find a beer style I loved. I still love Brooklyn but these days if someone asked me what my favourite American brewery was, I would answer in a heartbeat, Anchor Brewing.
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REVIEW: Flying Dog Easy IPA

Flying Dog Brewery
Easy IPA
4.7%
Maryland, USA


Hunter S. Thompson famously said, “Good people drink good beer” and it is a life motto I like to stick by. The reason I mention this is because if features on the side of the Easy IPA by Flying Dog Brewery, a session IPA by the craft beer pioneers. Continue reading

REVIEW: Brooklyn East India Pale Ale

Brooklyn Brewery
East India Pale Ale
6.9%
Brooklyn, New York, USA


I started this blog with a review of Brooklyn Lager, the beer that properly got me interested in “craft beers” and your non-standard lagers. I’ve been drinking Brooklyn’s East India Pale Ale (EIPA) for a while, most of the time during summer. Though I’ve never had it in can form until now. I’ve made a real conscious effort to drink more canned beers to see if I notice a difference recently.
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REVIEW: Oskar Blues Brewery Dale’s Pale Ale

Oskar Blues Brewery
Dale’s Pale Ale
6.5%
Longmont, Colorado, USA

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Oskar Blues Brewery are a very important pillar in craft beer. Why? Cause they were one of the first breweries to issue craft beers in cans. Founded in 1997 in a restaurant they then moved to a basement in 1999 to brew their delicious beers. It was founded by Dale Katechis (the Dale in Dale’s Pale Ale, of course) and is now one of the most well-known craft breweries in the world.
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REVIEW: Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
Celebration Ale
6.8%
California, USA

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Sierra Nevada Brewing Company is one of the finest breweries in the world. When I was first getting into beer discovering Sierra Nevada was somewhat life changing. The brewery has been going since 1980 and every year they produce a Celebration Ale, a 6% IPA.

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REVIEW: Charles Wells Dogfish Head DNA IPA

us-uk-flagCharles Wells / Dogfish Head
DNA New World IPA
4.5%
Bedford, UK / Milton, Delaware, US

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Charles Well is a very well known institution within the UK. For me I associate it with stuffy pubs selling shit beer and even worse food. They also own Wells & Young’s Brewery, who makes the likes of Bombardier etc. Beers I always avoid. Now, Dogfish Head Brewery on the other hand is one of the biggest names in craft beer and the reason for so many craft breweries in the UK. What would happen when the two collide?
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REVIEW: Brutal Brewing Pistonhead Lager

Sweden flagBrutal Brewing
Pistonhead Kustom Lager
4.9%
Grängesberg, Sweden

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Denmark has Mikkeller, Iceland has Einstök, Norway has Nøgne Ø and Sweden has Brutal Brewing, founded in 2011. The brewery is owned by Spendrups, a larger brewery and Brutal Brewing is controlled and operated by employees of Spendrups on a “free time” basis.
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