Bavarian Wheat, from the Artisan Brewery in Cardiff, is reviewed by Craig Heap.
Smoked Lager, from the Artisan Brewery, is reviewed by Craig Heap.
“This is one of my favourite finds this year. I paired it with a cold platter of anti pasti and cheese on a hot summer day and damn near had an orgasm.”
Helles Lager, from the Artisan Brewery, is reviewed by Craig Heap.
“On that note, it may be the unseasonably hot weather (or, the “goddamn shitting heat” to quote Nelson Otto, the pianist from Al’s Bar in The Rum Diary by Hunter S. Thompson), but the beers from Artisan Brewery go down easy.”
Vienna Lager, from the Artisan Brewery, is reviewed by Craig Heap.
“The bottle claims it is 500ml but I think that’s a lie because this Vienna Lager keeps vanishing from my glass.”
Temptation Russian Stout, from the Durham Brewery, is reviewed by Ruari O’Toole.
“Want a beer that makes you feel like a Czar? The good bits, not the bits about getting machine-gunned by communists in a basement? This is the beer for you, tovarisch.”
Auchentoshan Three Wood whisky, from Auchentoshan Distillery, is reviewed by Steve Crotty.
“The first, second third fourth and fifth thing that strikes you when you inhale from the glass is oak. Oak a-plenty. Oak to the power of oak, divided by the square root of oak, put into a quadratic equation where every answer is oak.”
Duchy Originals Organic Golden Ale is reviewed by Chris Hall.
“Golden ale, definition: this.”
The Spirit of Broadside, from Adnams, is reviewed by Steven Crotty.
“Yes you did read it right; this is a spirit from the Adnams brewery, although not their first. The plucky Southwold brewers also make vodka, gin and absinthe as well as their signature beers.”
Single Hop Sovereign Blonde Ale, from Marston’s, is reviewed by Douglas McCaffrey.
“Lightly chilled it would be perfect for the muggy, close weather the UK is experiencing. I’d get a few in and watch the Olympics if I were you*.”
*Due to the Great British Beer Festival, publication of this article was delayed. The Editor apologises and asks you please to pretend the Olympics are still going on in order to make this article totally relevant.
Revival, from the Moor Beer Company, is reviewed by Chris Hall.
“This is one of my favourite beers I’ve tried this year.”
Frenchman’s Creek Cornish Pale Ale is reviewed by Chris Hall.
“This is a flavoursome, fruity pale ale, so its versatility with food should not be underestimated.”
Kernow Kerb Kisser, from Castle Brewery, is reviewed by Chris Hall.
“Castle Brewery appear to have taken The Wrong Path here, and have made a fierce, barley-wine-esque booze monster with all the civility of a hammer.”
The Governor, Marco Pierre White’s cider, is reviewed by Douglas McCaffrey.
“Almost delicate, The Governor’s taste belies its stern, hard-as-nails name.”
Black Cab Stout, from Fuller’s, is reviewed by Chris Hall.
“Fuller’s Black Cab Stout is the reason you will stop drinking Guinness.”