Septem Microbrewery Thursday’s Red Ale 4.5% Athens, Greece
Another beer sent to me via Beer52 and their monthly craft-beer magazine style subscription service. This time a beer from Greece, from the Septem Microbrewery in the Athens area. I was a big fan of Santorini Brewing Company Red Donkey, also from Greece and you see my thoughts here. But how would this fellow Greek beer compare?
Wild Card Brewery Jack of Clubs 4.5% Walthamstow, London, UK
Walthamstow is the home of many wonderful things, including Eat 17, East 17, Walthamstow Dogs and now one of the best micro breweries in the capital, Wild Card Brewery. I made the trip to E17 and to their industrial estate venue bar a couple of weekends ago and loved their enthusiasm for both beer and E17. It’s made me re-think my N16 status for a life way out in the ‘Stow.
Moncada Brewery Notting Hill Amber 4.7% West London, UK
This may be a generalisation but MOST microbreweries in London are either based in east or south London but west London is popping up with some great beer. I’ve previously loved everything Weird Beard have produced and now my new brewery love is Moncada Brewery. Based in W10 around the Kensal area they have a core range of 5 beers including the Notting Hill Amber.
Meantime Brewing Company Union Lager 5% Greenwich, London, UK
A couple of months ago I purchased a London pick ‘n’ mix case of 15 beers from the lovely people at Ales by Mail and it contained several limited edition beers including the Union Lager by Meantime Brewing Company. Meantime Brewing Company teamed up with Mr. Hyde to create a Vienna style lager.
Meantime Brewing Company Yakima Red 4.1% Greenwich, London, UK
I visited the Meantime Brewing Company back in April as a late birthday present and got to meet the infamous “Big Al”. If you’ve been on the tour you’ll know exactly who I’m talking about, if you haven’t been on the tour then you must visit! As it was my birthday Big Al treated me to my favourite Meantime beer, when he asked me I shouted “Yakima Red” to which he said, “YES! Get this man a YAK.” Big Al is in agreement with me that Meantime’s best beer is the Yakima Red. Continue reading →
Meantime Brewing Company London Pale Ale 4.3% London, UK
To me when I think of successful craft beers and micro breweries none stands out more so than the Meantime Brewing Company. Founded back in 2000 by Alastair Hook it has become one of the most recognisable and well respected breweries in the world, let alone the UK. It has won several awards for its beer and has set the standards over the past 13 years for producing some of the best ale in the world. Continue reading →