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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#12beersofxmas – Day 6 & 7

DAY 6 – CHRISTMAS DAY: Belated seasons greetings to all, and a belated blog post to match. I got so caught up with family, turkey, sprouts, presents, board games, glittery n twinkly things, puddings, silly head-wear and Stilton, so much Stilton, that I just had to give the blogging a miss. In fact, when I […]

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REVIEW: Watt Dickie

Name: Watt Dickie Brewed By: BrewDog Style: IPA  ABV: 35% Country: UK Web: brewdog.com   I’ve just been knocked back, my mouth torn in two and I’m enjoying it. No I’m not a masochist at a fight club, I’m sat by a roaring log fire , surrounded by friends and the stunning scenery of the Scottish Highlands. It’s the back-end […]

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