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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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: 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: 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: 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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