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Pete Drinks

Welcome to Pete Drinks, where I celebrate the artistry of beer, whisky, coffee, and more.

Embark on an adventure with me as I dive into the fascinating world of libations. Tastings, reviews, the occasional recipe and even a bit of home brewing and roasting thrown in for good measure.

Cheers to the wonderful journey ahead!


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Cisk
Cisk

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Virtually everywhere I've travelled, there's a national - or at least regional - beer brand that you see everywhere; in every bar and restaurant, on every ...
Antur Brew Co Tour-At-Home
Antur Brew Co Tour-At-Home

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It's fair to say that beer-wise, I was spoiled for the last few decades by living in London - a city that even now is knee-deep ...
J P Wiser's 18 Year Old
J P Wiser's 18 Year Old

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J. P. Wiser's have been making whisky in Ontario since before Canada was even a country, and as is traditional for any distillery with a history, ...
Mezan Rum Twitter Tasting
Mezan Rum Twitter Tasting

It's been a long time since I got involved in a Twitter Tasting, but when we saw the announcement for an evening of rum neither Kavey nor I ...

CaféDirect Cauca Valley
CaféDirect Cauca Valley

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Continuing our exploration of CaféDirect's revamped range, and we head a little south, onto the South American continent itself. We've encountered Colombian coffee from CaféDirect before, but I suspect ...
Taylors Rare Blossom Ethiopia
Taylors Rare Blossom Ethiopia

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Taylors have re-vamped their Origins range, or perhaps simply replaced it with a very similar 'Single Origin' one. Although none of the old origins that I ...
Fuller's & Friends: Flora & The Griffin
Fuller's & Friends: Flora & The Griffin

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In the last couple of years I've grown to realise what a great ingredient rye is. My consistent 'go-to' beers from London Brewing - the mighty Mad ...
Fuller's & Friends: Matariki
Fuller's & Friends: Matariki

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Saisons are very 'on-trend' at the moment - every craft brewery worth its salt seems to brew one, just as last year they all had to ...
Fuller's & Friends: Rebirth
Fuller's & Friends: Rebirth

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Although Fuller's best known beer is probably London Pride, their ESB is arguably the best beer in their standard lineup. That's not just me saying that, as ...
Fuller's & Friends: New England IPA
Fuller's & Friends: New England IPA

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Forgive me for saying so, but Cloudwater have always felt a bit.... cult-y to me. Their beers seem to attain legendary status before the yeast has settled, ...
Fuller's & Friends: Galleon
Fuller's & Friends: Galleon

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Although the brewer in me knows that 'lager' is, ultimately, nothing more than a technical term I'm also aware that, in mainstream UK terms, 'lager' is ...
Fuller's & Friends: Peat Souper
Fuller's & Friends: Peat Souper

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I've been quite a fan of Fuller's for some years, ever since I worked out that my initial lack of enthusiasm was caused not by the beer ...