Monster Beer: Westvleteren 12

For the first monster beer of 2012, I thought it was important to pick something to beat Aldi’s 40 year old whisky. What better, then, than the Best Beer In The World?! Yes, this is the legendary Westvleteren 12, a Trappist Quad weighing in at 10.2% ABV and coming from the Trappist Abbey of Saint… Read more »

Monster Beer: Brewdog Hardcore IPA

Back to Brewdog for this week’s Monster Beer. I’ve waxed lyrical on the brewery often enough, so straight onto the beer. This is the slightly more accessible Hardcore IPA, at 9.2% positively lightweight for a Brewdog beer. It’s rather strangely labelled as an “explicit imperial ale” on the bottle although I’m not sure quite what… Read more »

Monster Beer: Hardknott Queboid

Hardknott are one of those breweries that have been on my radar – and my Twitter feed – for ages and yet somehow I’ve utterly failed to try any of their beer up to now. A recent visit to Borough Market (and therefore Utobeer) resulted in a nice haul of monsters and among them I… Read more »

Monster Beer: Flying Dog Kerberos Tripel

Until now, pretty much every beer I’ve talked about here has been British. This is not because I believe that the rest of the world is incapable of making good beer – it’s just that I have so many great British beers to choose from, I simply haven’t got around to talking about the rest…. Read more »