LITTLE LOOKS- LAZY LIZARD BEER CO, PRIMAVERA

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.    For this edition of Little Looks guest contributor Chris Norman gives us his opinion of Primavera, a beer from the Brighton based Lazy Lizard Beer co, one […]

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LITTLE LOOKS – Fentimans Alcoholic Ginger Beer

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: Story has it that it all started in 1905 when Thomas Fentiman found himself in a loan deal with a tradesman. When said deal was […]

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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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GUEST POST: Beer Swap with Chris Norman – Round 2

The first county beer swap with beer reviewer Chris Norman, of the delightful Circlemaster Blog, was a success, so we thought we’d go in for round two. The same theme was followed where by I sent Chris a Sussex beer and he sent me one from his home in Nottingham. This time around you can […]

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Destination: Mallorca 

Words – Rach Smith | Photos – Rach Smith, Mike Smith.  We’ve traded in the gloom, both the weather and the news items, for scenery exposed through hair-raising hairpin bends; the scares outweighed by the big sun in the bigger sky; impaled by jagged mountain; deep blue filling the spaces in between. Orange juice is […]

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REVIEW: Franklins Brewery Bottled Range + Q&A

I never used to like hoppy beers. My naive palate found the bitterness to be just too much, too unpleasant, like a slap around the face. Thankfully that’s changed and single hopped beers have played a part over the years in helping me to appreciate the more hopped up brews on the beer spectrum. Citra […]

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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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REVIEW: Summit & Hop Troll, Tillingbourne Brewery

The autumn chill and morning dew are two features that have dominated this past week or so. I shouldn’t complain about the chill really, the South East corner has actually had a fairly decent summer all told, but whilst this fresher autumn air brings niggling desires for smoked, oaked and all together darker brews, I’m […]

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Sussex, Beer, Now – Part 2: Cask is King

A little while ago I posted the first entry of my Sussex Beer Now series, an introduction to a steady stream of posts that aim to highlight all that is great and good about my local beer scene; the pubs, the brewers, the beers. Since then I’ve been steadily working my way through a seemingly endless […]

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REVIEW: Nethergate Beers

Not too long along I was able to wander down the aisle of beer in my local Tesco store and pick up a few bottles of what I had tagged ‘old favourites’, Hip Hop from local brewer Langham, Jack Brand Innovation IPA from Adnams, St Peter’s Cream Stout…basically, beers that were reliably good and made […]

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