Monthly Archives: January 2013

Ilkley Brewery Co. The Chief (7%)

One of only three hundred bottles, this is a limited edition hand bottled beer and what’s more it’s a brilliant take on a Double American IPA. I don’t know where I’ve been but in all honesty I didn’t know Ilkley … Continue reading

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To Øl Reparationsbajer (5.8%)

My first To Øl beer and it’s a soft and lovely experience, a Pale Ale packed with hops. Amarillo, Centennial and Nelson Sauvin to be precise, and they’ve been used in a very nice and rather subtle way. But we’ll come … Continue reading

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The Wild Beer Co. Ninkasi (9%)

Now this is something rather special. Brewed with a pile of New Zealand hops, wild yeast and fresh apple juice, Ninkasi is then bottled with champagne yeast. The result is rather lovely and well deserving of its beautiful wax sealed … Continue reading

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Kubla Brewery Rock (4.2%)

Rock is Kubla Brewery’s Saison and it was feisty to pour but once controlled its head sat up like a plumped up pillow floating above the lovely deep amber of the beer. The smell of Rock is caramel coated peaches, … Continue reading

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Thornbridge Imperial Oatmeal Stout (11%)

I picked this up from Cotteridge Wines recently having usually only looked at this range from Thornbridge and wondering if these beers might be too expensive for their own good. Having finally bought one I can see immediately what it … Continue reading

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