31/01/2018 – Feature: RedWillow

So, during the murky past of early December 2017, I managed to secure a very lovely can of Sleepless from Macclesfield’s RedWillow (I believe they were hosting Craft Beer Hour that particular evening). I happened to mention that it was a few weeks out of date (though still a delightful, comforting red ale) and the […]

24/01/2018 – Beeston #Tryanuary

So I thought I’d do my best to promote the rich and vibrant beer scene in Beeston, the place I’ve been proud to call home for nearly 11 years. I’m not a native, but this place feels like home to me. To an outsider, Beeston might seem like another suburb of Nottingham, but in reality […]

26/09/2017 – #craftbeerhour and the Day Job

Tonight’s festivities were hosted by Brew York. Whilst I was unfortunately unable to secure anything for tonight, I have had their stuff before, and not only does it look good, it tastes great too! All was not lost, however, as you’ll see from the following: Deucebox / Fourpure / 8.3% (citrus double IPA) Eyes: bright […]

08/09/2017 – BrewDog Prototype Challenge

https://www.brewdog.com/lowdown/blog/the-2017-brewdog-prototype-challenge Ok, so BrewDog have done this before, and it’s resulted in some glorious experiments evolving into beers that we can buy regularly (incidentally many of them are my favourites: Jack Hammer…Cocoa Psycho…Jet Black Heart…Hop Fiction…) So I bought the set, and thought I’d do a quick comparison of the three on offer. Before I […]

17/06/2017 – Beer and Idealism

First things first: this post is badly in need of some visual accompaniment. So, to start, here’s a few of the gorgeous beers I’ve had recently (if that gets your very fibres racing, head over to Instagram):   < Sorry about hideous mismatching of filters, but I’m too tired / drunk to do anything about […]

24/04/2017 – Totally Tapped

I’m out of sequence this week due to being out and about on Tuesday night, so I thought this was a perfect opportunity to do a slightly more in-depth update. And, as luck would have it, a brilliant new micropub has recently opened within 10 minutes’ walk from my house. Totally Tapped This is the […]