LITTLE LOOKS – Petrus Sour Beers 

Little Looks are the reviews of brews that may be new to the market, a local beer I want to shout about, or simply a classic revisited.    The Lowdown: Sour beers are the strange cousin; very much a part of the beer family, gets invited to all the do’s, but turns up at weddings […]

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#12beersofxmas – Days 11 & 12

I’ll admit to being a bit tardy with my blog posts for this year’s series but I’ve got a legit excuse for not posting yesterday; Day 11 and 12 are a double act and so it seemed right to finish with a double post. The beers are Bourgogne des Flandres, Brune and Blonde from the Martin […]

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#12beersofxmas – Days 5, 6 & 7

Triple hit this time around as I fell off of the bog post radar over the past three days, but as Nirvana say; nevermind. These three beers are all mighty, beautiful and inspired and so I think they’ll sit together well on this page. Christmas Eve Dark Island Reserve from Orkney Brewery, a Limited Edition […]

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#12beersofxmas – Day 4

I’ve spent the day cooking, baking, cleaning, wrapping and cursing. I stole a few moments under a bright blue sky for lunch, surrounded by bird song and accompanied by some Japanese Pale Ale from Niigata, but that lunch break was it for the day’s serenity…until now. The canned Niigata would’ve made a great addition to […]

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#12beersofxmas – Day 8

Christmas is so not just one day. Today I ate yet more delicious fowl and other cold cuts, the traditional bubble & squeak, pickles and yes, even more Stilton. It’s safe to say that I’ve managed to stretch out the festivities and in a bid to keep the merriment boundless I switched-up my beer choice for […]

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REVIEW: St. Stefanus Blonde

Name: St. Stefanus Blonde Brewed By: Brouwerij Van Steenberge Style: Belgian Blonde ABV: 7% Country: Belgium Web: st.stefanus.com This is a stylish little number to look at, not something that always springs to mind when looking at a Belgian beer bottle, but then St.Stefanus has had a makeover courtesy of SABMiller. This is by no means […]

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