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Galway Bay Brewery Of Foam and Fury 8.5%

“The boys of the NYPD choir… Were singing ‘Galway Bay’” – and so has Beoir been singing the praises of this brewery. It voted Of Foam and Fury, Galway Bay Brewery’s Imperial IPA, the  Beer of the Year in 2014. Look Hazy golden orange with a foamy whote hear and nice amount of lacing. Nose I […]

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Dark Revolution Bone Idol 9.8%

Welcome to the revolution. It’s surprisingly rich and creamy. That’s perhaps because in this case the revolution is this imperial brown ale from the Salisbury-based brewery. The beer includes pale, rye, crystal and roasted malt plus wheat and oats, matured in bourbon barrels. Look Black and densely rich with a creamy long-lasting tan head Nose Lots […]

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Brew By Numbers 14/04 Tripel – Hallertau Blanc 8.5%

This is Brew By Numbers’ fourth version of the traditional Abbey beer, hot on the heels of 14/01 Mosaic, 14/02 Wai-Iti and 14/03 Ella. This reincarnation of the tripel uses the German Hallertau Blanc hop which produces notes of white grapes and, for me, a crisp refreshing bite to balance that classic Belgian sweetness. Look Hazy amber-gold on the pour with a […]

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Tenby x Crafty Devil x Heavy Industry 3-Way Action 9%

The “three-way action” here simply refers to the three Welsh teams behind this collab beer: Tenby from the southwest, Cardiff’s Crafty Devil and Heavy Industry from the northeast, to make a Welsh triple-pronged brewing powerhouse. Launched at Craft Beer Rising 2017, this DIPA is dry-hopped with shedloads  (that’s a technical term) of Galaxy, Vic Secret […]

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Dark Star Brewing Imperial Stout 10.5%

Dark Star, yes; but dark horse, absolutely not. Dark Star brewing were placed firmly in the limelight when they won the Gold award in the stout class in the London & South East Area section of the Campaign For Real Ale Champion Beer Of Britain 2015. The Brighton-based brewery have brought together magnum and East Kent […]

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Stewart x De Molen Problem Solved Imperial IPA 7.5%

If the “problem” was that you couldn’t find a good beer collaboration between a brewer from Edinburgh and a brewer from Bodegraven, then this could well be the solution. An extension to Stewart’s First World Problem core range, this collab brings in some Dutch expertise for a Belgian Double IPA that is full-on with sweet fruit. Look […]

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Redchurch Brewery Old Ford Export Stout 7.5%

Originally one of Redchurch’s special edition brews, this has joined the ranks in the brewery’s core range and it’s not hard to see why. Let’s take those columbus hops for a journey to East London: Look This is borderline black IPA territory: an inky black cola-coloured pour with a creamy brown head. Nose A rich […]

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Redchurch Great Eastern India Pale Ale 7.4%

It certainly is great and Eastern – at least if you’re based in central London: since its inception in 2011, Redchurch Brewery has grown to three sites in and around East London, in Cambridge Heath, Bethnall Green and Harlow, Essex. This IPA has a malt-packed menu including maris otter, munich, which is well balanced by […]

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Howling Hops Double IPA 8.6%

Howling by name, howling by nature: this DIPA comes screaming out of the Hackney Wick-based brewery with this hazy, fruity, hop-driven American ale. The brewery, which started as Hackney’s first brewpub initially based in the basement of the Cock Tavern, is now based in happening Hackney Wick – and the region’s vibrance shows through in […]

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Steam Machine Brewing Treacle Toffee 10%

  Steam Machine’s husband and wife team Nick and Gulen have a brewing background of over ten years and Nick brings an academic approach to the magic of brewing as a science teacher. Indulgent yet drinkable, Steam Machine’s milk stout Treacle Toffee does exactly what it says on the keg: there are big, sweet molasses notes […]

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