REVIEW: Pressure Drop Stokey Brown

Pressure Drop
Stokey Brown
5.1%
Hackney, London

Pressure Drop
I’ve waxed lyrical about Pressure Drop to friends, family and just about everyone I know. I think following a couple of pints of Bosko recently I said something like, “Pressure Drop are producing the best beers in London. Fact.” Now more sober, I stand by that statement. They’ve got a core range of seven beers that are all very different but incredible. That takes some going.
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REVIEW: Thornbridge Brewery Wild Swan

Thornbridge Brewery
Wild Swan
3.5%
Bakewell, Derbyshire, UK

Thornbridge
The first ever Thornbridge beer went on sale back in 2005 so you could regard them as experts in the field of craft brewing. Interestingly the brewery was founded by BrewDog co-founder Martin Dickie, who left the Derbyshire company in 2007 to go and start BrewDog. The brewery has won over 200 awards since its inception and has a plethora of tasty and interesting beers on its roster.
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REVIEW: Weird Beard Brew Co Five O’Clock Shadow

Weird Beard Brew Co
Five O’Clock Shadow
7%
West London


The Weird Beard story is a fantastic one and gives all us aspiring brewers hope for the future. The brewery was founded in west London by Gregg and Bryan following some experimental with home brewing. The pair won various prizes both at local and national level coupled with great feedback from beer geeks they decided to go pro. I’m delighted they did too.
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REVIEW: Hackney Brewery American Pale Ale

Hackney Brewery
American Pale Ale
4.5%
Hackney, London, UK

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Hackney Brewery
was set up in 2011 by Jon Swain and Peter Hills following many years working in pubs, including one of my favourite pubs in London, The Charles Lamb. At present the brewery has a core range of four beers including this APA (American Pale Ale).
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REVIEW: Meantime Yakima Red

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.
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REVIEW: Brixton Brewery Electric IPA

Brixton Brewery
Electric IPA
6.5%
Brixton, London, UK


I previously got excited by Brixton Brewery last year when I tried their Reliance Pale Ale, you can read about my thoughts here. As I mentioned in that post Brixton are one of the newer breweries in the UK but since they first opened have really put a stamp on the UK craft beer scene. Starting with three beers, the aforementioned Reliance Pale Ale, the Effra Ale and this wonderful Electric IPA. They’ve now got a couple more beers in stock that I’m yet to try including the Atlantic APA and Windrush Stout. This newly founded brewery is one of the finest in the UK and none more so than the Electric IPA.
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REVIEW: The Five Points Brewing Co Hook Island Red

The Five Points Brewing Company
Hook Island Red
6%
Hackney, London, UK

I got very excited last summer when Five Points Brewery, a short walk from Hackney overground station opened and visited on two different brewery open days. Every beer I tried within the brewery was tasty but it was the Hook Island Red that really showed the most promise. I previously said very good things about their pale ale here a few months ago here. But it was the red ale that I fell in love with.

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REVIEW: Pressure Drop Pale Fire

Pressure Drop Brewing
Pale Fire
4.8%
Hackney, London, UK

Pressure Drop
Pressure Drop was founded in 2012 and the first ever beer was sold in 2013, so they are a relatively new brewery but one I’m always super impressed with. Originally based in Stoke Newington they’ve recently just moved to a bigger space in Hackney to accommodate for the demand of beers. The brewery was formed by Graham, Sam and Ben and at present they have seven varieties of beer.
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REVIEW: Penpont Brewery Monk’s Brew 1127

Penpont Brewery
Monk’s Brew 1127
6.4%
Cornwall, UK

Penpont
When I was in my teens the “standard” present at Christmas was either a selection box of chocolates or socks, however these days it has become custom for my family and friends to buy me beers. Usually, it is the “real ale” they can find me from supermarkets like Speckled Hen etc. However, my sister got me four beers from beer52.com, who deliver craft beers to your door. Pretty rad.
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REVIEW: Fourpure Brewing Co. IPA

Fourpure Brewing Co.
IPA

6.5%
Bermondsey, London, UK

Fourpure Brewing Co
Fourpure Brewing Co. are a fairly new craft beer brewing company in the UK. They are based in Bermondsey alongside Partizan, Kernel and Brew By Numbers. The brewery was founded in 2013 by brothers Daniel and Thomas Lowe. The name is inherited from the four main ingredients that are used to produce beer – grain, malt, hops and water.
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