REVIEW: Brodie’s Dalston Black IPA

Brodie’s Brewery
Dalston Black IPA
7%
Leyton, East London, UK

brodies
This has been a long time coming. I’ve spent a couple of years yearning for a pint of Brodie’s but have never seen it in pubs and I’ve never been able to locate it in my usual bottle shop haunts. Brodie’s was formed by husband and wife partnership James and Lizzie Brodie in 2008 after they took on the defunct Sweet William Brewery in Leyton. They run the brewery out of the King William IV pub on the High Road in Leyton.
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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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REVIEW: Beavertown Lemon Phantom

Beavertown Brewery
Lemon Phantom Lemon Infused Berliner Weisse
3.7%
Tottenham, London, UK


A few weeks ago I visited the Beavertown Brewery for the first time and fell in love with some new beers by the brewery founded by Logan Plant. These beers were completely out of my norm for beers. When it comes to Beavertown I stay safe and stick with Gamma Ray or 8 Ball. But this time I was feeling like experiment and went with a couple of sour beers. A beer type I’m not completely sold on. Yet.
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REVIEW: Wiper and True Kiwi Lilt

Wiper and True
Kiwi Lilt
5%
Bristol, UK

Wiper and True

The Bristol beer scene is really blossoming at the moment with Bristol Beer Factory, Arbor Ales and Moor Beer Company being three of my favourite in the UK. Wiper and True are a relatively new brewery who started off like many do, home brewing using whatever equipment they had. As much as they pay homage to breweries gone before them they are very keen on experimenting and “playing” with beer types.
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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: 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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REVIEW: Partizan Brewing Porter

Partizan Brewing
Porter
5.6%
Bermondsey, London, UK

Partizan
There’s certain breweries I’ve not really covered on my blog despite really loving them and Partizan would definitely fit into that category. The only beer I’ve put words against on here is the X-Ale when I’ve loved so many pale ales and IPAs by them over the years. Having got a taste for a Porter in recent months I picked up their Porter from Clapton Craft a while back.
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REVIEW: Gipsy Hill Brewing Company Beatnik

Gipsy Hill Brewing Company
Beatnik Pale Ale
3.5%
Crystal Palace, London, UK

Gipsy Hill
Tucked away between Gipsy Hill and Crystal Palace in Norwood is relatively new brewery Gipsy Hill. The south London brewery boasts medium strength and full flavoured beers. Beatnik was my first foray in the brewery.
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REVIEW: Pressure Drop & BrewDog Syd Strong’s

Pressure Drop & BrewDog
Syd Strong’s
7.1%
Hackney, England & Aberdeen, Scotland

Pressure Drop
When two of your favourite breweries decide to put their heads together and make a collaborative brew it’s a pretty exciting prospect. I saw Instagram photos a few months back of the BrewDog and Pressure Drop team getting together to make Syd Strong’s as part of CollabFest 2014 and here it is.
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REVIEW: Beavertown Bloody ‘Ell Blood Orange IPA

Beavertown Brewery
Bloody ‘Ell Blood Orange IPA
7.2%
Tottenham, London


When I’m asked what my favourite brewery is my thoughts usually go towards the likes of Pressure Drop, Five Points, Partizan but my overall champion is Beavertown Brewery. I’ve written more reviews of their beers than any other breweries and the reason is because I love all the beers they make. I famously said 8 Ball Rye IPA is my all-time favourite beer and the only beer I’ve ever given 5 to on Untappd. My average rating of Beavertown beers on the aforementioned app is over 4/5 so that tells you something.
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