#beer of the day 353. Thornbridge four beards 5.1%. A well made (what else would you expect from Thornbridge) brown ale. They have also bought a load of New Zealand hops and chucked them in late. It makes for a refreshing and filling beer. Lasts long in the mouth and in the mind. This is a beer you will search out once you’ve had it once. Perfect for a muggy summer.
#beer of the day, 352. Beavertown Gamma Ray, 5.4%. We managed to get this on draught and what a treat. Floral and sweet smelling with a dry as finish. A beer with more drinkability than most although that may be because it is so hoppy anything afterwards tastes like carling.
Beer of the day 351, Prairie Artisan Ales, Standard, 5.2% A refreshing Saison that’s light but not lacking in flavor. There is a touch of citrus on the nose that gently introduces the taste buds to a spicy yeast and fruit like flavor. After one sip you really are drawn to have another with a crisp and dry finish lending a helping hand. Its so easy drinking and the combination of flavors make for a more than enjoyable experience.
#Beer of the day 350, Fordham Ramshead IPA 7.5%. This beer pours a bright clean amber with a thick white head. Firstly this is one that delivers the refreshing citrus notes that we have come too expect from a modern keg IPA. The hoppy bitterness is balanced alongside the high alcohol content to create a taste that lingers on the palet but by no means unpleasantly. A Black pepper and malt aroma keeps this interesting and it ticks all the right boxes if you are looking for a refreshing multi faceted IPA.
#Beer of the day 349. Maui /Lost Abbey, Lemongrass Saison, 5.0%. You have to love a new beer and this is truly one to love. It has a wit feeling to it with a very light hint of lemongrass but then the Saison comes flying in drying your mouth out and giving you an unusual experience. If only this was a regular beer it would become one of our mot enjoyed. And what is beer for if not to be enjoyed!
#beer of the day 348. Hitachino nest Pale Ale, 5.5%. Just as the Japanese have done with scotch whiskey they are doing with beer. This is their version of an original English pale ale made using malt and hops from England. It’s always interesting to taste another countries attempt at your national drink but the Japanese have made a great one here. Sweet malts are balanced with soft hops and a lightly dry finish. Perfect on a hot day from our cold fridges.
#beer of the day 347. Marble Emancipation, 7.0%. Black ipas have come a long way since they were just stouts with a load of cascade thrown in late. This is for us a style defining beer smokey dry malt tastes with the lip smacking hit of hops you crave. It perfectly balances the ingredients to create a lasting mouth feel and a complex set of after tastes. Excellent.
#beer of the day 346. Williams brothers cock o the walk, 4.3%. Williams bros always seem to hit the nail on the head with their styles. This malty rich red ale is no different a sweet nose with note of honey. A taste that envelopes the whole mouth. Sweet strong malts are counter balanced by a dry finish. It’s great for drinking slowly and staring out the window at the sun/rain/sun combo that we have today.
Beer of the day 345, Roosters / Odell, The Accomplice, 5.7%. A nice zesty orange aroma greets you when taking your first sip of this Collaboration IPA. Floral notes with a hint of caramel round off the aroma before dropping you head first into hop heaven. The body is reasonably thin however the amount of hop flavor and a crisp bite of bitterness make for an enjoyable drop.
Beer of the Day 344, Red Willow, Witless I, 3.9% A bold lemongrass aroma is the first thing that grabs your attention with this beer. Red Willow have been doing some experimentation on the wheat beer side of things and the first one up to bat is an easy drinking lemongrass wheat beer. Citrus notes are in abundance with a very mild bitterness tickling the palate. If you love lemon grass and are looking for a refreshing session ale this one might be just the ticket.
#beer of the day 343. Dinklacker Jubilaumsbier, 5.6%. A celebration beer from Stuttgart. This beer is worthy to be at any celebration. A slightly flowery nose with hints of malt. Then the taste is sweet and dry. This is a beer made for drinking true to the zwicl style, stronger in taste and abv than its lager cousins. Oh and it goes very well with roast beef.
#beer of the day 342. Camden town brewery, Alsace alt, 4.6%. A beer that was inspired by Germany but made by Australians. A full malty nose is complimented by the round mouth feel. A beer for all seasons light yet malty with just a touch of hops. Oh and it’s made by Camden town brewery which is a mark of quality in out book.
#beer of the day 341. Weird beard, 5oclock shadow, 7.3%. Made in London this is a stand out IPA in the vein of some modern greats. Bags of malt character are jet washed away by the searing hops that race to the roof for your mouth. It’s not got a huge aftertaste and as such it makes for a moreish pint that may be a bad thing given its abv……
#beer of the day 340. Rocky Head Pale Ale 6.5%. Dont be fooled by the high percentage this one goes down easy. It is refreshing with a citrusy hoppy finish. The beer pours a light amber with a healthy white head and plenty of fizz. The bitter notes become apparent at the end of the tasting as the first thing you get is a tropical well rounded body (and who doesn’t like that), Its a great one for the sun so enjoy it while you can.
Beer of the Day 339, Tempest Brewing Co. Cascadian, 4.1% A Golden ale with an enticing floral aroma. Like walking through a meadow of wild flowers in the grip of summer. Bursts of citrus dominate the flavor profile with a lip smacking dry bitterness not unlike grapefruit that rounds off the end of the mouthful. Refreshing to the last drop and so very easy to drink.