Monster Beer: De Molen Heen & Weer

Brouwerij de Molen is a small Dutch brewery that produces a spectacular array of beers – their website lists nearly 60 different brews, although it concedes that “some are retired and some aren’t mentioned yet”. That list is actually quite interesting, because I’ve only ever come across bottles with the very distinctive, plain black and… Read more »

Monster Beer: Hitachino Nest XH

Hitachino Nest are one of the handful of Japanese brands that are regularly seen in the UK, although they tend to be on the pricey side of craft beer given the huge distances involved! This is their XH, named for an ‘extra high’ 8% ABV. It’s an attractive Golden Syrup colour, with a well formed,… Read more »

Monster Beer: Summer Wine Maelstrom

I’ve known of Summer Wine Brewery for a long time, but I’ve never actually got around to trying their beer. They’ve clearly taken the same course in hyperbole as That Scottish Brewery, describing themselves as producing “evolutionary craft beer”. No, I don’t know what that means either. This is Maelstrom, their wonderfully monstrous 9.0% ABV… Read more »