REVIEW: Brodie’s Dalston Black IPA

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

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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: Pressure Drop & BrewDog Syd Strong’s

Pressure Drop & BrewDog
Syd Strong’s
7.1%
Hackney, EnglandĀ & 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: Brew By Numbers 15/01 Black IPA

Brew By Numbers
15/01 Black IPA Yakima Valley
6.1%
Bermondsey, London, UK


Brew By Numbers are based in Bermondsey on the infamous beer mile of craft breweries around south east London. They produce a range of amazing different beers from specialist pale ales to Witbier, Coffee Porter, Berliner Weisse and so many more. I visited the brewer last spring and was in awe of all the beers they had on offer.
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REVIEW: Bullfinch Brewery Citrageddon

Bullfinch Brewery
Citrageddon Black IPA
7%
Bermondsey, London, UK

Bullfinch

Back in Spring of this year I took on the Bermondsey mile which saw me stop off at Brew By Numbers, Partizan, Kernel etc. Whilst on Druid Street I visited Anspach & Hobday who share a space with fellow brewers, Bullfinch Brewery. I was massively impressed by Bullfinch and the pale ale I tried, humorously named, Hopocalypse. I also picked up a bottle of Citrageddon, a Black IPA.

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REVIEW: Beavertown Black Betty

Beavertown Brewery
Black Betty Black IPA
7.4%
Tottenham, London, UK


A lot has changed since the last time I wrote about Beavertown, for one we’re in the midst of a heatwave in the UK but more importantly Beavertown have upped their craft beer game. Moving from the Hackney unit the brewery founded by Logan Plant (yes, son of Robert) to a bigger place in Tottenham Beavertown have opened up a tap room (go visit it) and rolled out their beers in cans.
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