Monster Beer: Dark Star Imperial

Dark Star is a Sussex based brewer that started life nearly 20 years ago as a brewpub and has grown to be a fairly large brewery – the second largest in the county – with an impressive range of beers. Sadly (for the bottle-buying drinkers) most of their production goes into casks, but a small… Read more »

Whisky Wednesday: Bruichladdich Waves

This week’s whisky is another Islay, this time a younger, easier drinking dram from Bruichladdich – the seven year old Waves. Fiercely independent since it reopened back in 1991, Bruichladdich produce an impressive range of different whiskies, which makes it hard to pin down their ‘house style’. Waves is relatively lightly peated and is a… Read more »

Robinson’s Brewery Tour-At-Home

Robinson’s featured rather well in our recent Alcoholic Ginger Beer test, taking both first and third place in the ‘beery’ section of the review. So it seemed only sensible to grab hold of the rest of their bottled range and see what the brewery has to offer. They have quite an extensive range of draft… Read more »

Monster Beer: Samuel Smith’s Yorkshire Stingo

This week’s monster beer has been lurking at the back of my cupboard for a very long time, but as it’s apparently been matured in oak casks for over a year it’s not exactly going to let a little age worry it. Part of the reason it’s languished so long, to be honest, is because… Read more »