REVIEW: Magic Rock High Wire Grapefruit

Magic Rock Brewing 
Grapefruit Pale Ale
5.5%
Huddersfield, UK

Magic Rock
Magic Rock are one of the best breweries in the UK. Fact. Their Cannonball, an IPA is a special beer that some might say is the best readily available IPA produced on these shores. I waxed lyrically about the beer very recently. High Wire, their pale ale is also, you guessed it, one of the best in the UK. How would a grapefruit inspired pale fare?
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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).
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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.
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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: 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: Oskar Blues Brewery Dale’s Pale Ale

Oskar Blues Brewery
Dale’s Pale Ale
6.5%
Longmont, Colorado, USA

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Oskar Blues Brewery are a very important pillar in craft beer. Why? Cause they were one of the first breweries to issue craft beers in cans. Founded in 1997 in a restaurant they then moved to a basement in 1999 to brew their delicious beers. It was founded by Dale Katechis (the Dale in Dale’s Pale Ale, of course) and is now one of the most well-known craft breweries in the world.
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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: Hammerton N7 Pale Ale

Hammerton Brewery
N7 Pale Ale
5.2%
Islington, London, UK

Hammerton
Right off Upper Street you’ll find old now new brewery, Hammerton. First founded in 1868 the brewery closed in the late 50s and demolished. However in 2014 Lee Hammerton, a member of the Hammerton family decided to resurrect Hammerton Brewery. Residing in Stoke Newington I believe Hammerton is techcnially now my closest brewery (with Pressure Drop moving a while back) so I’ve wanted to try a beer for a long time.
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REVIEW: Orbit Beers London Ivo

Orbit Beers London
Ivo Pale Ale
5.3%
Walworth, London, UK

Orbit Beers
A mile or so from Oval tube station you’ll find Orbit Beers underneath another railway arch. You see South East London and railway arch and immediately think of the Bermondsey breweries but Orbit Beers London is based in largely unknown Walworth. It is a very new brewery having only been open for trade since last summer in July time. This is a brewery with goals, ambitions and a business plan. A plan for a taproom, more beers and an impressive van.
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