REVIEW: Hitachino Nest Beer

JapanKiuchi Brewery
Hitachino Nest Pale Ale
5.5%
Naka, Japan

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Hitachino Nest Beers
are a selection of Japanese craft beer by Kiuchi Brewery. I first tried the pale ale in a lovely cafe called Wyndham Teas in Cardiff. Since then I’ve been scouting beers by the Japanese brewery in craft beer shops like Clapton Craft and so on.
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REVIEW: Partizan Brewing Porter

Partizan Brewing
Porter
5.6%
Bermondsey, London, UK

Partizan
There’s certain breweries I’ve not really covered on my blog despite really loving them and Partizan would definitely fit into that category. The only beer I’ve put words against on here is the X-Ale when I’ve loved so many pale ales and IPAs by them over the years. Having got a taste for a Porter in recent months I picked up their Porter from Clapton Craft a while back.
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REVIEW: Gipsy Hill Brewing Company Beatnik

Gipsy Hill Brewing Company
Beatnik Pale Ale
3.5%
Crystal Palace, London, UK

Gipsy Hill
Tucked away between Gipsy Hill and Crystal Palace in Norwood is relatively new brewery Gipsy Hill. The south London brewery boasts medium strength and full flavoured beers. Beatnik was my first foray in the brewery.
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REVIEW: Anchor Brewing Anchor IPA

Anchor Brewing Company
Anchor IPA
6.5%
San Francisco, California


For a long time I saw Brooklyn Brewery as the best brewery in America. At least, this was four years ago when I was first trying beers and trying to find a beer style I loved. I still love Brooklyn but these days if someone asked me what my favourite American brewery was, I would answer in a heartbeat, Anchor Brewing.
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REVIEW: Flying Dog Easy IPA

Flying Dog Brewery
Easy IPA
4.7%
Maryland, USA


Hunter S. Thompson famously said, “Good people drink good beer” and it is a life motto I like to stick by. The reason I mention this is because if features on the side of the Easy IPA by Flying Dog Brewery, a session IPA by the craft beer pioneers. Continue reading

REVIEW: Brooklyn East India Pale Ale

Brooklyn Brewery
East India Pale Ale
6.9%
Brooklyn, New York, USA


I started this blog with a review of Brooklyn Lager, the beer that properly got me interested in “craft beers” and your non-standard lagers. I’ve been drinking Brooklyn’s East India Pale Ale (EIPA) for a while, most of the time during summer. Though I’ve never had it in can form until now. I’ve made a real conscious effort to drink more canned beers to see if I notice a difference recently.
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REVIEW: Beavertown Bloody ‘Ell Blood Orange IPA

Beavertown Brewery
Bloody ‘Ell Blood Orange IPA
7.2%
Tottenham, London


When I’m asked what my favourite brewery is my thoughts usually go towards the likes of Pressure Drop, Five Points, Partizan but my overall champion is Beavertown Brewery. I’ve written more reviews of their beers than any other breweries and the reason is because I love all the beers they make. I famously said 8 Ball Rye IPA is my all-time favourite beer and the only beer I’ve ever given 5 to on Untappd. My average rating of Beavertown beers on the aforementioned app is over 4/5 so that tells you something.
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REVIEW: CRATE Brewery Pale

CRATE Brewery
Pale
4.5%
Hackney Wick, London, UK
CRATE was formed back in 2012 just before the Olympics made its way to east London. It has become one of the most well known small breweries since then with its fantastic pizzas and wonderful taproom in Hackney Wick. It has 4/5 core beers including an IPA, a lager, a stout, pale ale and a bitter which I reviewed in April 2014.
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REVIEW: Weird Beard Mariana Trench

Weird Beard Brewing Co.
Mariana Trench
5.3%
West London, UK

I’ve been no stranger to admiring beers by Weird Beard on this blog having reviewed a single IPA named Five O’Clock Shadow and a double IPA named Holy Hoppin’ Hell. Mariana Trench is my venture into anything other than an IPA by Weird Beard mind you.
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REVIEW: The Five Points Brewing Co IPA

The Five Points Brewing Co
IPA
7.1%
Hackney, London, UK

Five Points make fantastic beers. They have three core beers, Hook Island Red, Pale Ale and Railway Porter. They currently produce my favourite porter and favourite red beer so when I found out they were taking a foray into IPA I was ridiculously excited. My favourite style of beer, IPA and one of my favourite London breweries, Five Points, what could go wrong?
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