#beer of the day 459. By the horns, Wolfe smith, 5.2%. They only keg this beer now so this is part of that new drive. It’s an amber brown ale and it is good. Quite a dry malty smell with a rich taste and a dry backbone. We love to drink the stuff and watch the rain pouring down with a pork belly sandwich in the other hand.
#beer of the day 458. Siren, neither, 8.6%. Unapologetically strong and all the better for it. This is a British pale ale done to the biggest it can be. The alcohol allows the malts to combine with the hops on the nose creating a sweet tropical but dry smell. It drinks like a 5% beer smooth but with a distinctive dry finish. Love this beer it will love you back.
#beer of the day 457. Lervigs Jul, 6.8%. Pretty confident we may well be the only bar in the uk with this beer on. (If we are wrong apologies to the other great bar that has it.) This is a great example of a Christmas beer. Rich caramel malts and a good alcohol content make this a warming beer. Ithas dark fruit flavours of plum and cherry there. It’s not been overly spiced but the taste lingers pleasantly in the mouth for a while after you’re done.
#Beer of the day 456. First Chop SIP IPA 5.4%. Brewed in Ramsbottom this beer is a bit smoother that usually expected from a hoppy pale ale. a dry start is the first thing to notice with a piney aroma and low carbonation. Overall a beer with plenty of flavour herbal and woody. Not bursting with citrus like many but more hinting at the tropical fruits.
Just put the Lervigs Jul beer on. It goes perfectly with our greengage bakewell pie. Mmmm it’s getting good in here.
#beer of the day 455. By the horns, hopslinger, 5.7%. The latest in the hopslinger specials by these guys. It’s a black IPA or iba. It is a great beer for this season as it has a meaty warming body to get you through the cold nights then a big hop finish just right to wake up the taste buds. Goes great with steaks!
#beer of the day 454. Hand drawn monkey, Liberty special, 3.8%. This is one of the best session pale ales we have had in quite some time. On cask it lets the subtle flavours of the hops and malts come out. It isn’t too sweet and not too dry. A very we’ll balanced beer.
#Beer of the day 453. Burning Sky Aurora 5.6%. The beer pours a clear amber with a think white head. Gooseberry aroma and good carbonation make for a slightly fruity pale ale, dry hopped with just the right amount of malt for a well rounded mouth feel. An expansive selection of U.S hops adds a lot of depth and interest to the over all taste.
#Beer of the day 452. Siren Aussie Soundwave 5.6% APA. This Beer is dense and flavourful. The clues are in the colour something so cloudy is bound to be full of flavour. Still a refreshing Drink with light citrus notes and a hint of orange peel. Medium carbonation and good lacing. A hoppy bitter finish with plenty of body and herbal notes. Overall very multifaceted and satisfying.
#beer of the day 451. Steenbrugge abdij bock, 6.5%. Blocks are made for this weather warming a filling with big bodies to boot. This is a good example of the style. Sweet with a light hop profile. The body is what makes this beer with all the malts really shining through and the hops taking a back seat.
#beer of the day 450 Innis & Gunn Oak Aged Beer. 6.6% Aged for 30 days in Oak barrels this beer has a sweet depth and a hint of spirit. The beer pours a clear amber and has a nutty sherry like aroma. Medium carbonation makes it light on the pallet but with a rich smooth aftertaste.
#beer of the day 449. Brooklyn Sorachi Ace 7.6%. No false modesty from Garrett: “Sunshine in a glass.” And he’s right. This Saison, brewed with the elusive Sorachi Ace hop, has to be one of our favourites. Soft and lively carbonation coupled with notes of lemon, spices and Belgian yeast. Sunshine in a glass.
#beer of the day 448. Kent Brewery Elderflower Saison 4.5%. Cask conditioned Saisons rarely live up to their hype. Kent have clearly put some thought into this brew and have bucked the trend. The addition of locally sourced elderflower provides a sweetness that mingles perfectly with the peppery saison yeast. Sweet & spice and all things nice.
#Beer of the day 447, Rogue American Amber Ale 5.1% We have long enjoyed this one in bottle form so we are pleased to have it on draught now. This is a full flavoured beer with plenty of malty notes. It is amazingly well rounded and in the world of American hoppy beers this has a somewhat reasonable ABV making it very easy drinking indeed. Light fruit an citrus aromas are abundant. A real treat this one, autumnal in both colour and flavour.