2017’s eagerly awaited release of Goose Island Bourbon County Stout finally arrived on the 24th of November. Bottles of the barrel-aged stout were available in very limited numbers in just a handful of locations. Being nearby with some time on my hands I headed to Ghost Whale in Brixton to see what all the fuss was about.
Saison, 5.5% ABV Featured in BeerBods Plus box 4 on 23 November 2017. “We named Lomaland after the brilliantly crazy utopian community that was the first settlement built in Point Loma, the San Diego neighborhood where our fermentorium is located.” Find the brewery on Twitter at @ModernTimesBeer and on Instagram at @moderntimesbeer.
Belgian-style IPA, 6.9% ABV You could also call this Stone Cali-België IPA if you’re more Fleming than Walloon. Featured in the BeerBods main subscriber box on 23 November 2017. Find the brewery on Twitter at @StoneBrewing and on Instagram at @stonebrewing.
Tasting notes for Mash and Vanilla, a barrel-aged barleywine by Californian brewers The Bruery.
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 which shine briefly and disappear just as fast only to be replaced by another. These are brewed to be drunk fresh while the pronounced hop characters are at …