REVIEW: Brains Barry Island IPA

Brains Craft Brewery (Brains Brewery)
Barry Island IPA
6%
Cardiff, Wales

Brains Craft Brewery
Brains is a big deal in Wales, owning over 250 pubs and was first founded back in 1882 and it sponsors Welsh rugby team the Crusaders. Brains Craft Brewery is their craft brewing element of the business that was first started in 2012. Where as Brains make more “traditional” ales the craft brewery produces some more interesting brews.
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REVIEW: Weird Beard Brew Co Five O’Clock Shadow

Weird Beard Brew Co
Five O’Clock Shadow
7%
West London


The Weird Beard story is a fantastic one and gives all us aspiring brewers hope for the future. The brewery was founded in west London by Gregg and Bryan following some experimental with home brewing. The pair won various prizes both at local and national level coupled with great feedback from beer geeks they decided to go pro. I’m delighted they did too.
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REVIEW: Mikkeller Bravo

DenmarkMikkeller
Bravo
6.9%
Copenhagen, Denmark

Mikkeller
Mikkeller
was founded in 2006 in Copenhagen, Denmark and is one of the best microbreweries in Europe, if not the world. I went to the Five Points Brewery opening last summer and Mikkeller were there with around 20-30 varieties of beer. The sheer variety and enthusiasm for making beer sparked my interest in the brewery. Since then I’ve tried various brews by them but Bravo remains my favourite.

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