REVIEW: Day of the Dead Beer IPA

Mexican flagDay of the Dead Beer
IPA
6.8%
Tecate, Mexico

DOD Beer
Cerveceria Mexicana is third largest brewery located in Mexico and Day of The Dead Beer is their craft beer arm. The brewery has a wide range of craft beers from Pale to Porter and to this very lovely DOA IPA.
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REVIEW: Odell Brewing IPA

Odell Brewing Co
IPA
7%
Colorado, USA

Odell Brewing
Odell Brewing Co was founded in 1989 and most recently in 2014 was named one of the largest breweries in the United States (34th) based on sales. It is a brewery, like Stone Brewing Co that I’ve always wanted to try. Thanks to distribution in the UK I was able to pick up an IPA by Odell Brewing Co recently and was mega excited to try it.
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REVIEW: Stone IPA

Stone Brewing Co
IPA
6.9%
California, USA

STone
Stone Brewing Co is a brewery I’d always heard a lot about. It is talked about in the same way as places like Sierra Nevada, Anchor Steam and so on. Launched in 1996, just eighteen years later it became the ninth biggest craft brewery in America, based on sales. Recently in 2015 the brewery announced it would launch a Berlin base, which will only enhance its reputation in Europe.
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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: Pressure Drop Bosko Absoluto

Pressure Drop
Bosko Absoluto
9%
Hackney, London, UK

Pressure Drop
You might have heard of Bosko by Pressure Drop, which is their flagship IPA and a bloody great one at that. I spent a night purely drinking it at The Old Fountain in Old Street, a night I don’t remember that well, unsurprisingly. Even  more recently at The Hop & Berry I had a few pints of it during the Pressure Drop tap takeover. I’ve previously reviewed Stokey Brown, Pale Fire and Freimann’s Dunkelweiss on Keg to Differ and now is the turn of Bosko Absoluto.
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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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REVIEW: Beavertown Holy Cowbell

Beavertown Brewery
Holy Cowbell India Stout
5.6%
Tottenham, London, UK


Back in summer Beavertown, formerly based in Hackney moved to Tottenham to a larger unit to increase their output. They’ve also started distributing more cans of their beers around London and further afield. I’ve reviewed the Smog Rocket and Black Betty in can form recently on here. Let’s not forget that I called the 8 Ball Rye IPA one of the best beers ever created, or something too. So to say I’m a fan of Beavertown would be an understatement.
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