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  • Trappistes Rochefort 10

    Trappistes Rochefort 10 pours a dark opaque brown with a tan head, fairly large bubbles. Yeasty aroma with raisin, plum and vinous notes. Its flavour is rich and darkly malty, sweet raisins…

  • Vegan Beers

    We all know the four ingredients in beer are water, malt, hops and yeast. None of those are animal products, so how come some beers are not vegetarian or vegan friendly? It’s…

  • Westvleteren 12

    Westvleteren 12. Rich dark sugars and dark fruits, yeasty and packed full of esters, silky-smooth and balanced, hides its ABV well but you can find it in the vinous, viscous way it…

  • 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…