Moor Beer Fusion, 2012 Vintage

It’s been a while since I dug into my Monster Beer fridge, and this seems to be the perfect choice to get back into the swing of things – an 8% ABV barrel-aged Old Ale, in an alarming generous 660ml bottle. Fusion is an Old Ale which is aged in barrels from the Somerset Cider… Read more »

Samuel Adams Rebel IPA

It only seems right to be drinking something American on their Independence Day, and happily Shepherd Neame have provided an ideal beer in the form of their latest import from Samuel Adams. Rebel IPA is a 6.5% all-American IPA; fairly mid-range in terms of strength. It’s a pale copper ale, with little in the way… Read more »

Shepherd Neame 1215 Ale

Shepherd Neame is a brewery that loves history, so it’s perhaps not surprising that they are celebrating the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta with a special beer. In preparation for the approaching anniversary, the Magna Carta has been talked about ad nauseam lately, although more in abstract that in any great detail – for… Read more »

Home Brewing: AG14 – Pete’s Porter

Having got pretty comfortable with my Coffee Stout (which after much soul-searching I’ve started calling a Coffee Porter instead), I decided that I should really try and produce a ‘natural’ porter. While I love my coffee beers, sometimes you just want a beer flavoured beer – besides, for some strange reason I find the coffee… Read more »