Bermondsey, London, UK
I can’t believe this is my first ever Partizan Brewing review on my blog. I’ve enjoyed so many beers by them, from their various ridiculously tasty Pale Ales, moreish IPA, refreshing Saison and now the X-Ale. In terms of breweries, they rank as one of the best in London. Not only do they produce incredible beers but they have the best beer artwork for any brewery around.
Battersea, London, UK
Sambrook’s having been brewing beer since 2008, well before craft beer was even a “thing” in London. They are one of the older breweries in London (crazy) but make quality ale and Wandle was their first ever beer and it’s a belter.
Hackney Wick, London, UK
CRATE Brewery opened up in summer 2012, just in time for the Olympics in London. Located in Hackney Wick it’s also located not too far from the Olympic park and sells pizza, pretty rad. Located in The White Building CRATE Brewery is a unique experience mixing craft beer and stone baked pizza, the absolute dream.
Anchor Brewery Christmas Ale
Anchor Brewing Company
San Francisco, California, USA
Anchor Brewery create some fantastic beer and have been around since 1896. Their ‘standard’ lager which I sampled in London’s best burger joint Honest Burgers reminds me a bit of Sierra Nevada. Every year Anchor Brewery produce a special one off Christmas ale that is different every year. To get in the Christmas spirit I picked one up to sample.
India Pale Ale
I’ve had the Shepherd Neame India Pale Ale sat on the shelf in my kitchen for a while waiting for the right time to consume it. I am of the opinion that pale ale is tastier than IPA but I can always appreciate a strong IPA like the Shepherd Neame IPA. The ale is produced by the Shepherd Neame brewery in Faversham and happens to be the oldest brewery in the UK. It was first founded in 1698 and has been family run since 1864. In a time when there are microbreweries popping up every few months it is always important to taste beer that has been crafted for centuries.