REVIEW: Cloudwater Brew Co DIPA

Cloudwater Brew Co.
DIPA
9%
Manchester, UK
Cloudwater Brew Co
The craft beer scene in Manchester is absolutely flourishing at the moment, what with Indy Man Beer Con attracting some of the best UK breweries in the country. There’s a whole heap of breweries in Manchester and the North West making fantastic beers. But the one brewery really making a wave is Cloudwater Brew Co. whose founding members include those who have worked at BrewDog and Marble Brewery! So lots of experience!
Continue reading

Advertisements

REVIEW: Vocation Brewery Heart & Soul

Vocation Brewery
Heart & Soul Session IPA
4.4%
Cragg Vale, Yorkshire, UK

Vocation Brewery
If the last few years have been all about breweries like Magic Rock, Pressure Drop, BrewDog, Beavertown and so on the next couple of years will be dominated by the likes of Cloudwater, Northern Monk and Yorkshire’s Vocation Brewery. I’ve had the pleasure of trying the majority of their beers and not one has disappointed, to date.
Continue reading

REVIEW: Bristol Beer Factory Milk Stout

Bristol Beer Factory
Milk Stout
4.5%
Bristol, UK

BristolBeer
Bristol Beer Factory have been producing some fantastic beers for a while. I’ve been lucky enough to try many variants of their beer on cask in pubs across London but recently picked up a bottle of their Milk Stout from Clapton Craft and was massively looking forward to trying it.
Continue reading

REVIEW: Magic Rock Cannonball

Magic Rock Brewing
Cannonball
7.4%
Huddersfield, UK
Magic Rock

Magic Rock are a brewery I have followed closely for as long as I’ve been obsessed with craft beer. My very first Magic Rock experience was in The Southampton Arms in Kentish Town when I had several pints of Rapture, for something like £3.40 a pint. Ridiculously tasty and moreish I then looked out for the Huddersfield based brewery any time I was in a pub. Working near the Euston Tap and The Queen’s Head in Kings Cross enabled me to continue my love affair with Magic Rock.
Continue reading

REVIEW: Vocation Brewery Life & Death

Vocation Brewery
Life & Death IPA
6.5%
Cragg Vale, Yorkshire, UK

Vocation Brewery
Rightly or wrongly, craft beer in the UK is very much associated with London breweries but there’s plenty of craft brewing scenes further afield. None more so than in Yorkshire with the likes of Ilkley, Northern Monk, Magic RockSaltaire and many more including Vocation Brewery. I was recommended the brewery by a friend at work who is from Yorkshire and whilst up in Leeds I picked up a few cans from Tall Boys Beer Market. Somewhere I’d really recommend visiting.
Continue reading

REVIEW: Harbour Brewing Co Session IPA

Harbour Brewing Co 
Session IPA
4.3%
Cornwall, UK
Harbour Brewing Co

I remember the first time I sampled a Harbour Brewing beer, it was in the trusty Old Fountain tucked away near the Old Street roundabout. The God’s honest truth? I purchased a pale ale on cask because it was the cheapest beer I could get at a decent ABV (6%). That first sip was a beautiful moment. As you’d expect I was back for more after that.
Continue reading

REVIEW: Partizan Brewing Pretty Pale Ale

Partizan Brewing
Pretty Pale Ale
4.5%
Bermondsey, London, UK

Partizan
I’ve been down to the Partizan Brewery three times now and every time I’m in awe of the quality of production by the Bermondsey brewery. Everything they do is great. I particularly love their use of American hops and I think their pale ales are some of the best in the UK (possibly the world).
Continue reading

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.
Continue reading

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?
Continue reading

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.
Continue reading