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Beer Reviews

Beer: A refreshing and versatile beverage brewed from malted grains, hops, water, and yeast, offering a diverse range of flavours and styles.

Or, to put it another way, an endless opportunity to explore new beers and breweries!

Cheers to great beer!


We also have a beer list which lists every beer review on the site, broken down by brewery.

Muswell Hillbilly Brewers Tour At Home

Brewery: Muswell Hillbilly
The London brewery scene continues to grow at a breathtaking rate - the brewery count recently crossed the 100 mark - and it's nice to see that the full range of brewery types are well represented in every flurry of openings, from wannabe-Brewdogs, through brewpubs, all the way to a couple of men ...
Muswell Hillbilly Brewers Tour At Home
Gweilo Beer Tour At Home
Gweilo Beer Tour At Home

Brewery: Gweilo
Whenever I'm travelling, I always eager to hunt out local beers. It seems odd to fly across oceans to foreign parts, only to seek out something familiar to drink. Not, of course, that other countries' local beers are always unfamiliar; Japan's national beers - Asahi and, to a lesser extent, Kirin & Sapporo - ...
Badger Ales Brewery Tour-At-Home

Brewery: Badger
Badger Ales or, as they're more properly known Hall & Woodhouse, is one of the oldest breweries in the UK. Founded in 1777, they're certainly in the top five preceded only by the likes of Shepherd Neame (officially 1698 but likely much earlier), Samuel Smith (1758) and Young's (whose Ram Brewery probably dates as far ...
Badger Ales Brewery Tour-At-Home
Palmers Brewery Tour-At-Home

Brewery: Palmers
Today's Tour is another Dorset brewery, but at the other end of the brewing spectrum from our previous brewery in the county, 8 Arch. Beer has been brewed on the Palmers Bridport site since 1794, although it didn't take on the Palmer name until the 19th Century. Today it is run by the 4th generation ...
Palmers Brewery Tour-At-Home
8 Arch Brewing Company Brewery Tour-At-Home

Brewery: 8 Arch Brewing
It's always good when a long weekend in the country involves enough spare time to hit a few local breweries. After our visit to Dorset earlier this year courtesy of holidaycottages.co.uk I returned with a decent haul of beers from the county, including a set from a new (to me) brewery, 8 Arch Brewing. 8 Arch ...
8 Arch Brewing Company Brewery Tour-At-Home
Aldi's Great British Brewing Company

A few years ago, there was rumbling in the world of whisky that perhaps something should be done about some bottlers - especially supermarkets - constantly inventing fictional Glens to use on their own-brand whisky. Earlier this year, the problem re-surfaced when it emerged that Tesco had invented a bunch of farms for some ...
Aldi's Great British Brewing Company
Minoh Brewery Mini Tour-At-Home

Brewery: Minoh Brewery
Although I usually try to sample the whole of a brewery's range in these things, sometimes that's not possible. I've picked up these bottles on the road a little way from Minoh's home in Osaka, so I've only been able to get hold of what appears to be about half of their beers. I ...
Minoh Brewery Mini Tour-At-Home
Toast Ale
Toast Ale

Brewery: Hackney Brewery
Abv: 5.0%
Food waste is an undeniable issue; 2012 figures from WRAP (I can't see any newer numbers) show that UK households threw away 7 million tons of food waste. That's 260 kg per household, which is so high as to be almost unbelievable. Of course, as always with statistics there is more to the ...
Redchurch Great Eastern IPA
Redchurch Great Eastern IPA

Brewery: Redchurch
Abv: 7.4%
Rating:
I knew I wanted to end this little collection of beers with something spectacular, so it was with considerable pleasure that I found a couple of bottles of Redchurch lurking in the back of the cupboard. I've been a fan of their beers - and today's in particular - for a long time. They've featured ...
Owd Rodger
Owd Rodger

Brewery: Marston's
Abv: 7.4%
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Marston's Brewery was (I think) the first brewery I ever toured, even it was by accident (we broke down in Burton and had some time to kill). Although they're not exactly a trendy company, they do own a lot of solid brands including Banks's and Brakspear and are (so Wikipedia tells me) the world's ...