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  • Ayinger, Celebrator

    Ayinger Celebrator, some of that Dunkles Bayrisches Starkbier, dawg. This doppelbock rocks, sweet, strong and malty; a clean lager character with a strong dark bite. German beer isn’t necessarily all that cool…

  • American IPA

    What to expect from… an American IPA

    If you’re reading this, the chances are I don’t need to tell you. American IPAs are perhaps the defining style of modern craft beer. New ones appear all the time, most of…

  • Hitachino Nest, White Ale

      A refreshing, zippy little beer this one. “Brewed with coriander, orange peel and nutmeg”, and yes you can taste them all in there. Just a hint of tartness from the wheat.…

  • Imperial Stout

    What to expect from… an Imperial Stout

    When the evenings get darker, so do the beers. And this is one of the darkest there is. Inky black, strong and indulgent. There’s plenty about an imperial stout to keep you…

  • 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…