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Redemption Fellowship Porter
Redemption Fellowship Porter

Brewery: Redemption
Abv: 5.1%
Rating:
Contains Beer!
I've always been a big fan of Redemption's beers, so it's with great pleasure that I've been watching the progress of their new brewery - moving to much larger premises any day now, which can only possibly mean more fantastic beer. I'm also delighted to have a rare opportunity to use an appropriate branded glass! Fellowship ...
Shepherd Neame Christmas Ale
Shepherd Neame Christmas Ale

Brewery: Shepherd Neame
Abv: 7.0%
Rating:
Contains Beer!
Although the beers so far in this collection have been at least wintery in nature - mostly dark and often strong - this is the first genuinely seasonal beer. It's become a bit of a Christmas staple for me, not because it's the most incredible beer ever made but because its arrival marks ...
Fuller's Vintage 2005
Fuller's Vintage 2005

Brewery: Fuller's
Abv: 8.5%
Rating:
Contains Beer!
A few months ago somebody on Twitter (I forget who, sorry!) pointed out that some of the prices in the Fuller's online shop for their vintage ales were... unusual. I can only assume that these prices are set by some automated process based on stock levels or something, because it's hard to believe that ...
Magic Rock Bearded Lady
Magic Rock Bearded Lady

Brewery: Magic Rock
Abv: 10.5%
Rating:
Contains Beer!
Magic Rock are another one of those breweries that rarely disappoints. They are very 'craft', and the hysteria that sometimes surrounds some of their releases (I'm looking at you, Unhuman Cannonball) is a little daft, but it's hard to deny that they make some very, very tasty beers. Bearded Lady is a 10.5% ABV imperial ...
Pijl & Boog
Pijl & Boog

Brewery: Brouwerij de Molen
Abv: 10.3%
Rating:
Contains Beer!
Brouwerij de Molen is one of those breweries I find hard to resist when I see their simple black and white labels sat on the shelf. They're never subtle beers, and can be truly remarkable - which makes their often high price worth the gamble. The more observant among you may notice that I ...
Red Horse Beer
Red Horse Beer

Brewery: Red Horse
Abv: 6.9%
Rating:
Contains Beer!
This is one of my guilty pleasures, and probably yet another nail in my 'craft beer blogger' coffin. Whenever we pop into Wing Yip, I can't resist picking up a bottle (or a case) of this stuff because it's absurdly cheap and pleasingly tasty. Also, as I've previously explored, this beer contains no actual horse, ...
Bristol Beer Factory Southville Hop
Bristol Beer Factory Southville Hop

Brewery: Bristol Beer Factory
Abv: 6.5%
Rating:
Contains Beer!
With so many beers in the world, it's sometimes easy to lose touch with an old favourite. That's especially true if it's from a different part of the country and so rarely shows up in local bars and shops; even when buying online it's too tempting to pick new and exciting beers, rather ...
Shepherd Neame Barley Wine
Shepherd Neame Barley Wine

Brewery: Shepherd Neame
Abv: 10.0%
Rating:
Contains Beer!
Quite a while ago the lovely folks at Shepherd Neame sent me a bottle of their Barley Wine. As they mentioned that it would probably age quite nicely, I stuck it in the back of the cupboard and forgot all about it. A quick search suggests that was back in summer 2014 - ...
London Brewing Samson's Riddle
London Brewing Samson's Riddle

Brewery: London Brewing
Abv: 9.5%
Rating:
Contains Beer!
I'm very lucky to have a fantastic brewery withing walking distance of my house, in the form of the London Brewing Company. I've been a fan of their beers for years, so when I started thinking about a Christmas Day beer I pretty much knew it would be a growler from them. Up ...
Jim Beam Distiller's Masterpiece

Distillery: Jim Beam
Region: Kentucky
Country: USA
Abv: 50.0%
Advent Year: 2015
Rating:
Contains Whisky!
So we've reached the end of another Advent period, and another delicious calendar full of spirits from the lovely folk at Master of Malt. Although there have been one or two low scorers, overall it's been a thoroughly enjoyable collection (if a little Kentucky-heavy). I was expecting something a bit special for the 24th and, ...
Jim Beam Distiller's Masterpiece