Saturday, 27 September 2014

DNA New World IPA

Dogfish Head/Wells’


“Let’s put these two things in a jar then shake it and make them fight!"

Or maybe make them do The Other Thing. You know what I’m on about.

Yeah you do.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Mongozo Coconut

Mongozo Beers


For months now my girlfriend Emma has been on at me to review Mongozo Coconut, one of her favourite beers and also (brace for romanticism) one of the first beers (outside of our now legendary one-night completion of the bottle and can list our local Wetherspoon’s) I shared with her. So here it is, typed the beer hack as he caved to the pressure of an incessant Glaswegian. Mongozo Coconut.

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Shipyard Brewing Co Fuggles IPA

Shipyard Brewing Co


All things come to an end. Except The Simpsons, man’s inhumanity to man and the fact that aviator shades are the coolest thing on the planet. Maine-based Shipyard Brewing’s Fuggles IPA is none of these and has been discontinued which, for some reason, has led to the bargain beer shops of the UK being flooded with it.

Your correspondent’s local branches of Aldi, B&M Bargains and Home Bargains have all stocked it recently. Obnoxious divorce lawyers cost a lot of money so until I can pull a dying old rich guy from a car crash and get into his will you’ll have to put up with me cracking the occasional bottle of very cheap beer in the names of journalism and not defaulting on the mortgage.

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Sainsbury's Taste the Difference London Porter

Shepherd Neame


Nights are getting longer. Cold mornings are setting in. We have sacrificed slave upon slave to the sun god but to no avail, because Autumn is swaggering our way, swinging a big bag of pumpkins and dry leaves. The cold is coming and it’s time to drink porter.

I’ve always held a soft spot for the beers supermarkets contract out to relatively small breweries. They’re always a middle ground price-wise, and often a middle ground in terms of quality, between the heavy hitters of the craftosphere and the Desperation Beers that only become palatable when the bank balance hits the minuses. Plus Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference London Porter has a bird on the label, and when you’re dating a lady who is obsessed with them you start buying bird things almost subconsciously.