So, tonight’s event was not only the 100th #craftbeerhour, an auspicious event in itself, but was also hosted by BrewDog, my craft beer heroes and an endless source of creative and personal inspiration for me. I won’t go on for too long, mostly because I’m exhausted, but I’d like to wax lyrical for a few […]
Prepare yourselves everyone – I’ll be adding the “leftovers” to the site as and when I find the little pieces of paper lying around. There are a lot of them and they go back several months. Still, to business: Firkin Fox (pardon?) / Badger / 4.6% Eyes: amber Nose: marmalade / toast Mouth: marmalade / […]
Myself and one of my closest friends have done the hard work, so just the window dressing to go. More to come.
Code Black / Hardknott / 5.6% Eyes: black, crimson edges Nose: bitter Mouth: chocolate orange Notes: Contrary to the reverse psychology on the website, I will almost always choose a black IPA when one is available. I like juxtapositions, and the balance between dark roasted indulgence and fresh, spritely tropical/citrus flavours is extremely appealing to […]
Hi folks, Just a few random bits and pieces assembled from scribbled post-it notes. Busy right now! You’ll notice a few Instagram filters appearing on the photographs; I make no apologies for this, as it makes my mediocre photos look vaguely interesting. NZ60 / Beeston Hop / 5.2% Eyes: amber, cloudy Nose: bitter, bready Mouth: fruity, […]
(image © http://www.esdmagazine.com – it was a very stressful evening and I couldn’t be bothered to take a photo) Oops – just found this lurking in my Drafts, woefully unpublished) IPA / Grain / 6.5% Eyes: gold-amber Nose: bittersweet Mouth: bittersweet Notes: “overall champion beer for Norfolk 2014”. A new brewery for me; purchased the […]
The end of term at work, and the end of the week, and the bit I’d been looking forward to all week. (gratuitous photobomb by my guitar collection) Chiron / Thornbridge / 5% Eyes: orange-amber Nose: mango!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Mouth: tropical Notes: What can I say? Thornbridge. American style pale ale. High expectations. Totally blown out of […]