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  • Wild Beer Smoke 'n' Barrels Autumn

    Wild Beer Co, Smoke ‘n Barrels 

    This is a great beer. Lovely rich walnut colour. On the nose it is smoky, umami, meaty, like burning autumn leaves. The smokiness remains on the taste but drops back to allow…

  • Oktoberfest beer dray wagon

    Oktoberfest beer: what to expect

    It’s that time of year again: the summer’s over, the harvest is coming in (barley and hops included) and Oktoberfest is on the horizon. Don’t be fooled by the name though, it…

  • In our desire to consume, check-in and tweet about the latest must-have IPA, we appear to have forgotten that the entire reason the style came into being was due to the power of the hop flower as a preservative, allowing beers to survive the long journey across the sea to British colonies.

    In our desire to consume, check-in and tweet about the latest must-have IPA, we appear to have forgotten that the entire reason the style came into being was due to the power…

  • Dual Runnings

    Dual Runnings 

    I tried two beers made from the same wort: Dual Runnings by the Kernel and Partizan. The quadrupel (Partizan) won it for me. It had marzipan and dates on the nose, and…

  • It’s #InternationalBeerDay. By the time the next one rolls around I intend to be making my living full-time from beer. ?

    Beer goals 

    It’s #InternationalBeerDay. By the time the next one rolls around I intend to be making my living full-time from beer. ? I tweeted that on 4 August 2017. International Beer Day 2018…